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As the fourth largest wine producing countries in the world, Australia offers a wide range of grape variety such Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Shiraz.
With vineyards covering over 120,000 hectares, Bordeaux is the biggest wine region in France and home to some of the world's best wines.
The Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the most widely recognized red wine varietal grown globally. Featured prominently in wines from Bordeaux, it is a full-bodied grape considered one of the noble grapes of the world of wine.
Many say that Californians are serious about two things, wine and technology, and relaxed about almost everything else. That may be an oversimplification, with over four thousand vineyards and wine producers, California is a serious wine producer and ranks as the world's fourth largest wine producing region. California's geography, climate and soil make it an ideal wine growing region.
With all of the variety of wine available in California, we've selected some of the wines we believe are most significant, interesting and worthy of your attention. Our selection, presented here, is not a complete list of what we offer. If you have a vineyard or region you're interested in, please contact us so that we may assist you further.
For more information about California wines, we encourage you to visit the Wine Institute of California.
Champagne is a sparkling wine produced from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France (every Champagne is a Sparkling Wine, but not every Sparkling Wine is a Champagne). Many sparkling wines are produced in other countries and regions, such as Espumante in Portugal, Cava in Spain, and Asti in Italy.
Charbono is a grape variety grown in California and originated from the French grape of Douce Noir.
Cider is a refreshing alcoholic beverage, made with fermentation of apple. While cider originally made from apple, there are several other fruits can be used to make exceptional cider.
Côtes du Rhône (in English, the hills of Rhône) are the AOC wines of the Rhône region, and come in red, white and rosé wines.
France is one of the largest and oldest wine producing countries of the world. French wine traces back to the 6th century B.C. The world's most famous grapes -- Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc -- originated in France. And, it shows. The country still produces some of the world's best wine!
With all of the variety of wine available in France, we've selected some of the wines we believe are most significant, interesting and worthy of your attention. Our selection, presented here, is not a complete list of what we offer. If you have a vineyard or region you're interested in, please contact us so that we may assist you further.
The first few words comes in mind when thinking of Italy are: pizza, pasta, gladiators, wine. No wonder, since Italy has some of the oldest wine producing regions of the globe, with grapes grown in almost every corner of the country (over 1 million vineyards), they represent almost a third of global production.
With all of the variety of wine available in Italy, we've selected some of the wines we believe are most significant, interesting and worthy of your attention. Our selection, presented here, is not a complete list of what we offer. If you have a vineyard or region you're interested in, please contact us so that we may assist you further.
Commonly celebrated as an Argentinian varietal wine, Malbec originated from Bordeaux, France. Although there are 100% Malbec wines, it is commonly blended to create Bordeaux style wines.
Merlot is one of the five Bordeaux varieties and the top grape variety for the right bank but its popularity spans the globe, making it one of the most popular red wine varietals in the world. We've chosen some of our favorite merlots for you to try and enjoy.
Piedmont is located in the North-West of Italy. Because its proximity to France, the area offers wines similar to Burgundy.
Although is one of the most difficult grape varieties to cultivate and transform into wine, Pinot Noir offers one of the finest selections of wine.
Portuguese wine making been introduced to the area by ancient civilizations, such as Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, but mostly by the Romans. Portugla wine makers started to export wines to the Roman Empire. Portugal has to UNESCO protected World Heritage Wine Regions, Douro Valley and Pico Island.
Originated from the village of Prosseco near Trieste, Prosseco is an Italian sparkling wine, mostly made from Glera grapes.
Red wine is a type of wine made from dark-colored (black) grape varieties. The actual color of the wine can range from intense violet, typical of young wines, through to brick red for mature wines and brown for older red wines.
The juice from most purple grapes is greenish-white; the red color comes from anthocyan pigments (also called anthocyanins) present in the skin of the grape; exceptions are the relatively uncommon teinturier varieties, which produce a red colored juice. Much of the red-wine production process therefore involves extraction of color and flavor components from the grape skin.
Originally grown in Germany, the Riesling grape is now produced globally. Riesling is considered a generally versatile wine because of its balance of sugar and acidity and is often paired with some of the spicier cuisines of Asia. The grape is rarely fermented in oak.
We've selected some of the Rieslings we believe are interesting. Our selection presented here is not a complete list of the Rieslings we offer. If you have a particular Riesling you're interested in, please contact us so that we may assist you further.
The name of this Italian grape originated from Latin "Sanguis Jovis" which means "the blood of Jove", which refers to the Roman god Jupiter. The most popular food pairing of this grape is traditional tomato based Italian cuisine.
Once one of the most widely planted grapes of the world, Sémillon is used to make dry and sweet wines, mostly in Australia and France.
Spain is the third largest wine producing country, after France and Italy.
Known for its huge influence on art and science during the Renaissance era, Tuscany also is the home of the world famous wine region of Chianti.
Veneto, one of Italy's most diverse and productive wine regions, brings us such wonderful wines as Prosecco, Amarone and Soave.
White wine has existed for at least 2,500 years. It has accompanied economic development and colonized nearly every country whose inhabitants are wine drinkers. The white grapes from which white wine is mainly produced are green or yellow of which there are many so that white wine can be produced anywhere that grapes can be grown.
Zinfandel is grown over 10% of Californian vineyards. It is also known as Primitivo, a black skinned grape variety. Zinfandel is lighter in color than both Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and generally pairs well with spicy BBQ dishes and curry.