A Bordeaux wine is any wine produced in the Bordeaux region of southwest France within the total vineyard area of over 120,000 hectares, making it the largest wine growing area in France. Average vintages produce over 700 million bottles of Bordeaux wine, ranging from large quantities of everyday table wine, to some of the most expensive and prestigious wines in the world.
Burgundy wine (French: Bourgogne or vin de Bourgogne) is wine made in the Burgundy region in eastern France, in the valleys and slopes west of the Sa?ne, a tributary of the Rh?ne. The most famous wines produced here are dry red wines made from Pinot noir grapes and white wines made from Chardonnay grapes.
Beaujolais is a French Appellation d'Origine Contr?lée (AOC) wine generally made of the Gamay grape which has a thin skin and is low in tannins. Beaujolais tends to be a very light-bodied red wine, with relatively high amounts of acidity. In some vintages, Beaujolais produces more wine than the Burgundy wine regions of Chablis, C?te d'Or, C?te Chalonnaise and Maconnais put together.
Provence wine comes from the French wine-producing region of Provence in southeast France. Just south of the Alps, it was the first Roman province outside Italy. Rosé wine currently accounts for more than half of the production of Proven?al wine, with red wine accounting for about a third of the region's production.
Languedoc has around 700,000 acres (2,800 km2) under vines and is the single biggest wine-producing region in the world, being responsible for more than a third of France's total wine production. In 2001, the region produced more wine than the United States.
The Rh?ne wine region in Southern France is situated in the Rh?ne valley and produces numerous wines under various Appellation d'origine contr?lée (AOC) designations. The region's major appellation in production volume is C?tes du Rh?ne AOC. The Rh?ne is generally divided into two sub-regions with distinct vinicultural traditions, the Northern Rh?ne and the Southern Rh?ne
South West France, or in French Sud-Ouest, is a wine region in France covering several wine-producing areas situated respectively inland from, and south of, the wine region of Bordeaux. These areas, which have a total of 16,000 hectares (40,000 acres) of vineyards, consist of several discontinuous wine "islands" throughout the Aquitaine region.
Spanish wines are wines produced in Spain. Located on the Iberian Peninsula, Spain has over 2.9 million acres (over 1.17 million hectares) planted making it the most widely planted wine producing nation but it is the third largest producer of wine in the world. This is due, in part, to the very low yields and wide spacing of the old vines planted on the dry, infertile soil found in many Spanish wine regions.
The Australian wine industry is the world's fourth largest exporter of wine with approximately 750 million liters a year to the international export market with only about 40% of production consumed domestically. The wine industry is a significant contributor to the Australian economy through production, employment, export and tourism. Australians consume over 530 million liters of wine annually.
Italy is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world. Italian wine regions are known for their rich variety of wine styles. Italy, closely followed by Spain and France, is the world’s largest wine producer by volume. Its contribution is about 45–50 million hl per year, and represents about one third of global production. Italians rank fifth on the world wine consumption list by volume with 42 litres per capita consumption.
Chilean wine has a long history for a New World wine region, as it was the 16th century when the Spanish conquistadors brought Vitis vinifera vines with them as they colonized the region. In the mid-19th century, French wine varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenère and Franc were introduced. In the early 1980s, a renaissance began with the introduction of stainless steel fermentation tanks and the use of oak barrels for aging.
Wine (Chinese: 葡萄酒 pútáojiǔ lit. "grape alcohol") has a long history in China. Although long overshadowed by huangjiu (sometimes translated as "yellow wine") and the much stronger distilled spirit baijiu, wine consumption has grown dramatically since the economic reforms of the 1980s. China is now numbered among the top ten global markets for wine.
American wine has been produced for over 300 years. Today, wine production is undertaken in all fifty states, with California producing 89 percent of all US wine. The United States is the fourth-largest wine producing country in the world, after France, Italy, and Spain.