If you're a wine connoisseur, you can travel the world without leaving your dining room table -- or temperature-controlled wine cabinet -- to see what other countries have to offer. Wine is an ancient beverage with very modern appeal. New markets like China have enormous potential for increasing the demand for premium wine. To meet that demand, countries like Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, India, Canada and South Africa are going head to head with traditional winemaking powerhouses like Italy and France to produce superior wines and market them globally. On the next pages, let's take a look at the top 10 wine producing countries and learn a little about their unique history and contribution to the art of winemaking.