• World Wine Regions Europe Luxembourg

    Date: 17-07-2017

    Wine has been produced in Luxembourg continuously since Roman times. Luxembourg wine production is centered in the country’s southeast, where it is largely in the hands of cooperatives who sell the wine under the name of "Vinsmoselle". The cooperatives operate a spa

  • World Wine Regions Europe Serbia and Kosovo

    Date: 17-07-2017

    Wine in Serbia goes back to Roman time, but the twentieth century saw the near total destruction of Serbia’s grapevines. First came the devastation of phylloxera, then two world wars, the post-war era of communist collectivization of agriculture in Yugoslavia, and f

  • World Wine Regions The Middle East Lebanon

    Date: 18-07-2017

    One fortunate thing happened to Lebanon after the breakup of the Ottoman Empire with its defeat in the First World War. A League of Nations mandate gave administration of the country to France, so the influence of that wine arbiter is strong. A fifth of the Lebanese popul

  • The Wine Regions of France Beaujolais

    Date: 18-07-2017

    Beaujolais is administratively part of Burgundy, but its primarily red wine is made from a different type of grape: Gamay instead of Pinot Noir. There is history to this.   In 1395, Philip the Bold, powerful Duke of Burgundy, decided that the Gamay grap

  • The Wine Regions of France Those Blank Spots on the Map

    Date: 18-07-2017

    The blank spots on the map of France, circled and numbered above, require some explanation (beyond the fact that every inch of France produces some kind of interesting food).  Blank Spot 1, representing Normandy and Brittany,