Thursday, October 1, 2009

Italian Wine: The Best From Europe

By Jason Myers

Europe's wine nations consist of France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Hungary, and England. Italy was formerly known as "Oenotria" by the Greeks, which translate to: the land of wine. Italy produces a lot of wine than any other country in the world.

Some of the recognized wine making regions in Italy are Valle D'Aosta, Lombardy, Veneto, Umbria, and, of course, Tuscany. The character of the land that offers the best grapes that are used to make fine wine is one of grace and romance. So it stands to reason that the wine-producing areas of the world are additionally the most frequently chosen destinations for newlyweds.

Even if Italy produces a lot of wine, that doesn't tell that it has the wine market cornered ...or the honeymoon market, for that matter. The wine made in France is possibly the country most known for producing the best wines. In fact, when most people think of excellent wine, they think of French wine first. France has a long and storied wine-producing past, and French wine has turned into somewhat of the "gold standard" through which all other wines are judged.

Spain is quickly becoming a wine making country to be reckoned with. The wines that are made in Spain taste fruitier instead of woody. A lot of the achievements that Spain is experiencing as a wine making region can be credited to their fastidious attention to quality.

Germany struggles to be a contender in the industry of wine makers. It has had a difficult time getting any respect. Germany is known for beer and breaking into the wine market has established to be a hard responsibility. But they are acting on the problem and they are making some progress. There are a lot of fine wines that are produced in Europe, and you absolutely can tell that Europe is wine country.

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