Wine Countries


  

Wine Tasting Notes Organized by Country

There are over 70 countries in the world that produce wine. The 4 largest are France, Italy, Spain, and the United States, all of which produce over 2 metric tons of wine per year.

The Country is possibly the most important information to know about a wine. From there you can narrow down the possible grapes used in the wine and the geography and climate of the area where the grapes where grown. This information allows you to get a better idea of what the wine may look, smell and taste like.

Countries in the cooler wine growing areas, including France and Germany, tend to make sweeter wines, while those in the warmer areas, such as Australia, makes wines with a higher level of alcohol content.

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From the Wine Guide


Alcoholic Fermentation: Alcoholic fermentation is the chemical conversion of sugar to carbon dioxide and ethyl alcohol using yeast and, to a lesser extent, bacteria. In addition to wine, this process is also used to make beer.

Alcoholic fermentation is a central aspect to making wine, as it changes simple grape juice into the nectar of gods. Grapes provide enough natural glucose that, without any synthetic help, they can ferment into a wine with up to 16% alcohol, far beyond the typical 5% expected from the fermentation of beer.