Europe has been the worlds largest wine producer for over a thousand years , this is attributed by the large vineyards in Europe and skilled man power with years of experience on efficient wine making procedures. The European union accounts for world’s 45% of wine growing areas, 65%of wine production, 57% of wine consumption and 70% of wine exportation to other countries. The well known great wine regions in Europe include the following:
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This is a river which runs through the great wine regions of Germany. There are great vineyards in the hillsides of this cooler region which are popular for the production of Riesling grapes. Compared to other styles of wine, Riesling is slightly lighter and crispier and its production in this region has been a success since the 15th century. Mosel is located in a strategic place surrounded by a green country side which forms beautiful sites for picnic lunches and it is also close to France making it a perfect stopover site during driving holidays. Visit this region for great Riesling grapes wine.
La Rioja, Spain
This is another hotspot for wine making in European Region. It is located at the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains and has been a wine production site sine the early Roman times. This region has gained popularity due to its vast wine production and vast amounts of production. La Rioja is close to The Way of St James pilgrim which has boasted a number of monasteries and cathedrals which have been declared by UNESCO as world’s heritage sites.
This region is located in the West side of France and it is believed to be the wine capital of the world. Bordeaux has a stunning surrounding with a beautiful country side, sea side townships and medieval villages which adds to its uniqueness as a holiday site and thus improves its wine market. The greatest wine produced in this region is legendary and it continues to be the fastest wine growing region in the world. Here is a video of some of the incredible wines from the Bordeaux region.
Champagne, Ardenne, France
The sparkling wine made in this region has been viewed as the only true “champagne”. The soils in this region forms the secret for the great wine making since it is rich with chalky soils and caves in which wine is cooled in chalk cellars for a minimum of one and a half years , this makes its wine unique and of a high quality. This region has a natural beauty which matches its fame and it is also a good site for long walks and a lunch site for French dishes accompanied with matching wines.
This is one of the most popular wine regions in the world. Chianti is the most popular wine from this region . Its ancient cellar door and a temperate climate attracts thousands of visitors each year to this region. It is hard to find a bad glass of wine in this region with even the humble group in the society being in a position to serve you with an excellent red wine.
Choose any of these spectacular wine regions for a holiday trip including wine tasting to have a mind blowing experience with high quality wine from world’s most popular wine production sites.