Wine, one of the most sought after drinks, it has many different kinds of taste, it gets better with age, it is a drink of style. There are many countries that offer good wine, but which are the countries that offer the best wines? Well, the best are known to be France, Italy and Spain. They are the major wine regions of the world. They produce almost half of all the wine produced in the world.
To help you understand better, they make so much wine that it is able to fill up an entire olympic sized pool. That is a whole lot of wine. Wine may come in many price ranges, depending on the quality, the taste, etc. Cheap wines have an average cost of $21.59 AUD for a 750ml bottle, the most expensive wine will cost up to $500,000. That is a huge price gap, but that is wine.
Let us talk about France first, the top of the top countries that offer the best wines. France and Italy has competed for top wine production region of the world, however they are also reducing their wine production every year, France has reduced production by 11% since 2007. There are several major grapes used in France, Merlot, Grenache, Trebbiano, Toscano, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Gamay, Sauvignon Blanc.
Second we have Italy, we have mentioned that both France and Italy have reduced their production every year, Italy has reduced production by at least 7% from 2007. There are several major grapes that are used, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Merlot, Trebbiano, Toscano, Nero d’Avola, Barbera, Pinot Grigio, Prosecco. All of which have their own special taste that makes wine so great, and deserving of becoming one of the countries that offer the best wines.
Home to the world’s largest vineyard acreage is none other than Spain, which is also one of the top countries that offer the best wines. Regardless of this fact, Spain has much lower wine yields than France and Italy which results in less total wine produced. The major grapes used are, Tempranillo, Airén, Garnacha, Monastrell, Bobal. So if you ever want to visit vineyards, this is the country to go, along with France and Italy, whichever you are interested in.
United States of America
The state of California is the state that produced 90% of wine from the United States of America. It is also home to the world’s largest wine producer, Gallo, in Modesto, California. Major Grapes used in the USA are, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot, Noir, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc. Yet another great place to visit the vineyard of Gallo.
Argentina, a country that is known for the tango, architecture, steak, soccer and of course wine. They have continued to grow their wine production every year and this results in the highest growth rate of 8% of the top 5 wine producers in the world. Argentina also relies on wine exports. The major grapes used are, Malbec, Bonarda, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon.
The land down under, known for its natural wonders, wide open spaces, beaches and deserts, the bush and the Outback. It is also known for its large cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth. Let us not forget about the wine produced in Australia, they rely primarily on the wine export market. They expand their wine marketing in Hong Kong and Asia, and their grapes used are Shiraz, and Chardonnay. Although becoming to the new world wine category, it is deserving to be named as one of the countries that offer the best wines.
A country known for having great beer, and it is also known for the world’s biggest car producer, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Volkswagen. Germany also produces one of the most aromatic white wines in the world, and they are primarily exported to the United States and United Kingdoms. The grapes used are, Riesling, and Müller-Thurgau. Take a journey to visit one of the greatest country in the world.
Another country that offers one of the best wine of the world is South Africa. Their wines are award-winning, visit their beautiful Cape wine routes, through the green valleys and historic towns. They are widely known for its Chenin Blanc and they produce the largest volume of Brandy in the world. The major grapes that are used are, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Chardonnay.
A country known for the Easter Islands, famous for its moai statues, but is also known for its wine, proud of the red wine variety Carmenere, known as the “lost varietal” of Bordeaux. Though the export markets still demands the traditional varieties. The major grapes that are used are the Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Carménère, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc.
A land that sits on the edge of Europe when it is compared to neighbouring countries like Spain and France. Portugal is widely known for its production of Port Wine, produced in Douro Valley in Northern Portugal. It is made by blending several grape varieties. The major grapes that are the Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Castelão, Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouschet, Alvarinho, and Arinto.
All of the countries above are known for being countries that offer the best wines, the most unique wine productions and vineyards. Whenever you are considering to visit these countries, be sure to sample some of their fine wine and visit the vineyards, it will be a sight to be remembered, be sure to get travel insurance, Allianz Travel Care is offering travel insurance from the price of only RM 16/trip, visit PolicyStreet.com for more information.
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