The Wine Regions of the World

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In honor of the new Sparkling Editions, here's a highlight on the top wine-producing regions in the globe.

Grab a bottle of your favorite vino and let’s raise our glasses to these top countries! Cheers!

Credits: jojo88

FRANCE

France is the world’s largest wine producer. It is the source of many grape varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir, as well as wine-making practices and styles of wine that have been adopted in other producing countries. The French are also noted for creating wines that compliment and go with meals rather than for just pure drinking.

Credits: eskimofriend & superlighter

ITALY

The classic scene that comes into mind when one thinks about a vineyard would perhaps compose of the lush slopes of Tuscany, or some other Italian region; and with a good reason: Italy is home to some of the oldest wine-producing plantations in the world.

Credits: neja & alehopgm

SPAIN

Spain has over 2.9 million acres (over 1.17 million hectares) of vineyards, making it the most widely-planted wine producing nation. It is the third largest producer of wine in the world, after France and Italy. The Spanish often describe their winemaking philosophy with the native word elaborar (to elaborate) rather than fabricar (to produce/make) relating to the view that the winemaker acts as more of a nurturer rather than a producer.

All information for this article was taken from the French wine, Italian wine, Spanish wine, and the List of Wine-Producing Countries article on WIkipedia.

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written by geegraphy on 2012-11-05 in #world #locations #wine #france #china #locations #italy #spain #wine-regions #united-states #lists #vineyards

9 Comments

  1. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    ...I don't know, I feel there is something missing... :P

  2. trincheiras
    trincheiras ·

    i agree @saidseni, seems like we must complete the article =D

  3. geegraphy
    geegraphy ·

    @saidseni @trincheiras Penny for your thoughts? :)

  4. trincheiras
    trincheiras ·

    @geegraphy portuguese wines are missing! get yourself in the next plain here and we'll make you a tour trough the joys of the sweet nectar made in our country :) from Vinho do Porto, to Vinho Verde, from Dão or Bairrada, ending up in Alentejo!

  5. geegraphy
    geegraphy ·

    @trincheiras In my defense, I only wrote about the top 3 countries, but I'll be damned if I didn't say that I like your idea! I'm gonna start saving up~!

    It may also sound random but when I watched the video about the wine corks being made (featured in www.lomography.cn/magazine/lifestyle/2012/11/05/how-corks-a…), it really made me want to go to Portugal, too! It's weird but it's fascinating. :)

    TO PORTUGAL!!! :D

  6. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    and why not also California? :)

  7. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    @geegraphy: I checked the article of the top producers and, guess what @trincheiras, we are in the 11th place!!! We Portuguese are always convinced we are the top producers but competing with huge countries like China, well...!! Anyway, top drinkers for sure! :D

    @geegraphy, let us now when you arrive, we'll await you at the airport with some bottles! ;) And have checked yet the cute things done with cork here, like shoes and wallets? www.corkdesign.com.pt/corkdesign.php

  8. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    I hope I'll not be reported as spam because of the link... :/

  9. geegraphy
    geegraphy ·

    @superlighter Like I mentioned before, I only wrote about the top 3 wine-producing regions; but if it helps, the great US of A is on the 4th spot! High five! :D

    @saidseni Yay for new friends! And from overseas too! :)

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