Wine Countries and Regions
Very few products capture the essence of a place the same wine wine does. A bottle is a gateway to understanding the history, traditions, geology and landscape of the place where it was made.
It is thinking of this that we’ve started our Wine Countries & Regions knowledge bank. Here you will find easy-reference guides to the main wine-producing regions in our portfolio, with an overview of their history, grape varieties, appellation system and all other must-know facts that will help you understand what’s behind the wines you love.
Ask any winemaker around the world and they will most likely tell you that among their main references and inspirations are iconic wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne, the Loire or the Rhône. France, with its rich, if turbulent, winemaking history, has set standards of quality for all modern wine-producing countries.
It remains, with its diversity and unique focus on terroir, an inspiration and treasure cove for wine lovers.
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Covering most of the Iberian Peninsula, Spain’s perimeter includes iconic and extremely diverse wine regions.
The country’s regional diversity translates into an equally rich array of different wine appellations and styles, from the cool Atlantic-influenced whites from Galicia to the hefty reds of Rioja, Ribera del Duero or Priorat, by way of Andalucía’s incredible sweets and fortifieds. – Read more
There are well over 500 different vineyards currently operating in the UK. Most of them focus on Sparkling Wine production. English Sparkling wine makes up nearly 60% of all British wine production (Wine Standards official figures for 2018 – Wine GB), with some competing against French Champagne – and winning!
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The United States rank 4th worldwide for both grape growing and wine production. Since 2011 it has held the #1 spot for wine consumption.
No wonder it is home to so many fascinating regions, iconic producers and varied wine styles. And also to puzzling contradictions that have shaped the countries winemaking history! – Read more
Explore individual regions in depth: