World Wine Regions – North America – California

Even though wineries exist in every American state, California continues to produce approximately ninety percent of all American wines (of

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A Short History of Wine

The oldest evidence of winemaking comes to us from the Caucasus region and the Middle East (where the present-day countries

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What is Wine?

Wine is fermented fruit juice. Fermentation occurs when microorganisms called yeast metabolize the sugars in fruit juice, creating alcohol and

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World Wine Regions – North America- The Other 47 States

The Challenge of the “Other 47” States For reasons involving Pacific Ocean currents, the configuration of mountain chains, volcanic activity

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Wine Regions of Italy – The Rest of the Wine

Narrow Liguria is shaped like an upside down boomerang, with the great maritime city of Genoa in the east-west center.

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Wine Regions of Italy – Valle d’ Aosta

The Valle d’Aosta is Italy’s smallest region, bordering France, Switzerland and the Italian (major wine-producing) region of Piemonte to its

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Wine Regions of Europe – Italy

We finished France by explaining the apparent blank spots on the map, those regions where wine is not produced. We

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Wine Regions of France – The Other Wine Regions in France

Those Blank Spots on the Map The blank spots on the map of France, circled and numbered above, require some

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Wine Regions of France – Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The most prestigious individual appellation is Châteauneuf-du-Pape which, as we have already discussed, allows a blend of up to ten

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Wine Regions of France – Burgundy

Burgundy and Bordeaux are often spoken of in conjunction because of their equivalent renown, and the fact that they both

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