Many countries around the world produce wines of different qualities and styles, but there are some that stand out, for different regions. Although most of us already know the “top” wine regions, it’s always worth refreshing our knowledge and ensuring we know where to look when looking to restock our wine cupboard. When you look to buy wine online with The Fine Wine Company you can easily browse our site using the many different filters to find the exact wine you’re looking for. Below is a closer look at five of the world’s key wine regions.
The only place to start. Discussing the world’s finest wine is not possible without mentioning France. There are ten unique wine regions in France, each with its own specialty. The finest white wines come from Alsace in the East while Beaujolais is renowned for reds. Bordeaux offers a balance right in the middle and of course, no one can mention France without mentioning the celebrated area of Champagne.
Italy is the world’s largest producer of wine, recently overtaking France. There are twenty different wine regions across Italy and because of the unique shape, size and area the country covers, each region’s flavour is distinct. Regions such as Sicily, Lombardy and Tuscany produce everything from the finest, most expensive wines to those for the regular wine enthusiast.
Spain is the world’s third largest wine producer. Over one million acres of Spanish soil is used for growing grapes. Spanish reds have a truly distinctive flavour but their whites are becoming more popular too, with a crisp freshness which has become popular since New World wines have come onto the scene. Another bonus with Spanish wines is that they are usually available at a much more attractive price than those of France or Italy.
In the top five wine producing countries in the world, Argentinian wine has gained a much more positive reputation in recent years. It has a strong international presence and the wines of the region Mendoza particular are notable for their high quality.
While American wine isn’t all about California it does make up the bulk of their production. In fact, 90% of American wine is grown in California and varying qualities can be found. Areas such as Napa and Sonoma in California are known for their exceptional quality and world class white wines to rival the old countries are regularly produced in these areas.