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Delivering a wide variety of wine styles, Australia is one of the most popular countries for producing wine. The majority of its vineyards are in the South-Eastern part of the continent, and in particular, key regions such as Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley and Coonawarra.
Western Australia is home to several wine districts including Frankland River, Perth Hills, Swan Valley and Margaret River, being the most renowned with its maritime location and gravelly soil.
Shiraz, the most significant and best loved red grape, can make seductive, jammy, mouth-watering wines that are bursting with fruit flavour.
Chardonnay, the leading white grape, is made in to wines at all levels from the simple fruity quaffer through to more robust, complex wines.
The USA is the fourth largest wine producing country in the world after France, Italy and Spain. Californian production alone is more than double that of Australia. Producing wines from entry level right the way through to top end premiums, its varied landscape enables production of wines from the very delicate to the full and robust.
The signature grape of California is Zinfandel because it flourishes in the hot, dry climate and is able to produce big gutsy reds such as those from Sonoma County. In recent years White Zinfandel (Blush), has driven growth in the rose category, offering accessible sweeter wines that are packed with strawberry fruit aromas and flavours. Napa Valley produces fantastic Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Merlot. Russian River Valley and Las Carneros are famous for Pinot Noir. Sonoma Valley is home to Zinfandel as well as Merlot and Chardonnay.
Ideal grape growing conditions, meaning good wines are relatively easy to make, joined with the low cost of vineyard land and labour has contributed to Chile becoming one of the worlds leading producers of wines with a high ratio of value to price. The key grape varieties of Chile are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir. The vineyards of Chile are located in a number of valleys, the most important of these are the Acooncagua and Casablanca in the North of the country and Maipo, Rapel, Curico and Maule Valleys which make up the Valley Central.
Wine was first introduced into Britain by the Romans and by the time of the Norman conquest vines were grown and wine made in a substantial number of monastic institutions, especially in Southern England. English wine started to appear on the market in the late 60’s and 70’s. Delivering light and fruity styles it was met with approval by many consumers. In 2007 there were some 383 vineyards including 98 wineries producing some 1 million bottles of white and 200,000 bottles of red. Key regions are in the South of England and Wales from Cambridgeshire across the country to Ceredigion in Wales. The most northerly vineyards are found in Lancashire and Yorkshire.
Bordeaux is famous for its Claret. The predominant grape varieties in Bordeaux are Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. These produce medium-bodied, fruity reds that are great for drinking now and more intense oaked styles that have the potential to mature with age.
Burgundy, known as Bourgogne in France, is home of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The most recognisable wine from this region is Chablis, a dry white wine made exclusively from Chardonnay; the fruit is balanced by a crisp acidity.
German vineyards are known for being some of the steepest in the world. The best sites overlook the Mosel and Rhine, where the combination of grape variety, soil and exposure to the sun are able to produce world class wines. White varieties dominate, with Riesling being the grape used for quality wines and Muller-Thurgau contributing to the blend in higher volume wines such as Liebfraumlich. Reds are becoming more and more popular, the most common being Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir) and Dornfelder. Unlike other countries, German wines are classified on levels of ripeness from QbA and Kabinett through to Trockenbeerenauslese and Eiswein.
With annual volumes circa 6 billion bottles, a large percentage of this being exported, Italy is one of the world’s biggest wine producers. The vines are cultivated almost everywhere, from the Alps in the North to Sicily in the South and it is estimated that there is over 2,000 traditional, indigenous varieties. Without any doubt Pinot Grigio is the most familiar white, produced in vast quantities throughout the country. Prestigious red grapes include, Nebbiolo (Barolo), Sangiovese (Chianti) and Barbera (Piemonte).
New Zealand is made up of two islands and is synonymous with some of the worlds finest Sauvignon Blanc. Pinot Noir is the latest varietal to further enhance New Zealand’s reputation for producing excellent wine and it is now the next best-seller after Sauvignon Blanc.
The main vineyards in the North are, Gisborne (Chardonnay), Hawkes Bay (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc) and Martinborough (Pinot Noir). The main vineyards in the South are, Marlborough (Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Piot Noir) and Central Otago (Pinot Noir).
New Zealand wine makers revolutionised the way we open bottles by introducing the Stelvin (screwcap) closure, which has now become a global byword for consistant freshness and quality.
Even though they are perceived as New World producers, the South African wine industry has a history of wine production that dates back hundreds of years. The majority of their vineyards are located in the Western Cape near the coast. The most important vineyard areas include Stellenbosch, Constantia, Paarl, Franschhoek, Walker Bay, Darling and Durbanville.
Today South Africa is a vibrant and exciting country of enormous diversity and this is reflected in their wines. With over 300 years of winemaking history, the industry combines classic elements of the Old World with contemporary fruit-driven styles of the New World.
Spain are the third largest producers of wine in the world. It offers crisp, aromatic whites in the cool Atlantic regions of the North West and fiery full-bodied reds of the hot southern areas. Tempranillo is regarded as the most important grape of the quality reds and makes up the largest proportion in blends for red Riojas.
Sparkling wine is a wine with significant amounts of Carbon Dioxide in it making it fizzy. The Carbon Dioxide can result from natural fermentation, either in a bottle or in a large tank that is designed to withhold the pressure involved, or as a result of Carbon Dioxide injection. The sweetness of sparkling wines can range from very dry (Brut) styles to sweeter (Doux) varieties.
A classic example of sparkling wine is Champagne. Although Sparkling wines are made in the same way as Champagne, these cannot be called Champagne according to laws in Europe and other countries, if the grapes are not grown in the Champagne region of France. Other examples of sparkling wines are produced in other countries, such as Espumante in Portugal, Cava in Spain, Cap Classique in South Africa and in Italy Franciacorta, Trento and Asti, although the standard Italian term for sparkling wine is Spumante. The French terms used to refer to sparkling wine made outside of the Champagne region are ‘Mousseux’ and ‘Cremant’. Sparkling wines that are German or Austrian are called Sekt.
The USA is a significant producer of sparkling wines, particularly California, where French Champagne houses have opened wineries in the state to make American sparkling wine in accordance to the Champagne method. The UK, which produced some of the earliest examples of sparkling wine, has also started producing Champagne-style wines again.
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