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!
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.
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.
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.