International Wine Regions

Whether red, white, rose or otherwise, International wines are a perfect addition to any meal you are enjoying. Check out our International wines section and brush up on your viticulture knowledge.

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The tremendous diversity of its geology and climate conditions make the Loire Valley the only part of France that reliably produces world-class wines of every type: red, white, sweet, dry, still and sparkling.

By Andrew Aguecheek

Lying on the fringes of the eastern border of France with Switzerland and Italy, the Savoie wine region is ideal for both skiing and wine.

By Richard Winter

Most of Australia's wine comes from South Australian wine regions. The most famous, of course, is Shiraz, but the region produces a range of whites and reds.

By Sarah Siddons

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Tasmanian wines are starting to get noticed and it might not be long before the island is known more for its Pinot Noir than it is for the Looney Tunes character Taz.

By Elizabeth Abbess

The Toro wine region in Spain is known for bold red wines. It's made a name for itself in recent years, but its winemaking history goes back centuries.

By Rosalind Jackson

If you've ever entertained fantasies of bicycling through the French countryside, you may want to plan a trip to Alsace -- with a good bottle of wine.

By Eleanor Duse

Although this diverse wine region is relatively unknown to most people, Apulia is one of the top 10 wine producing regions in the entire world.

By Sarah Siddons

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Although the Basilicata wine region is one of Italy's smallest -- it devotes barely more than 1 percent of its land to wine production -- it is known for turning out one of Italy's most well known and celebrated red wines, the Anglianico del Vulture.

By Sarah Siddons

Ciro is the most well known wine from Calabria. Its history stretches back almost 3,000 years. Archeologists actually found evidence of an ancient "vinoduct" in the region.

By Sarah Siddons

Influenced by everyone from the Greeks and their olive trees to the Spaniards and their Catalan, the Languedoc Roussillon region of France lies between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, making it a prominent thoroughfare and trade route.

By Olivia Page

The Jura region is one of many regions in eastern France that produces world-class inimitable wines. The region is situated south of Lons le Saunier and north of Arbois, in the western hills of the Jura Mountains.

By Rosalind Jackson

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The Somontano wine region is located in northern Spain, surrounded on all sides by five other recognized wine regions. Found at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains, the region has 30 vineyards and covers roughly 11,370 acres of land.

By Sarah Siddons

For any true wine connoisseur, Tuscany is a must-see. The region produces some of the most reputable wines in the world. And for many, it's almost impossible to hear mention of Tuscany without picturing its rolling hills covered in grape vines.

By Sarah Siddons

The Piedmont wine region of Italy is not just about producing spectacular boutique wines, but also about the entire gastronomic experience.

By Sarah Siddons

Researchers recently discovered that Sardinia could be the birthplace of wine, leading growers and drinkers alike to take a second look at this Italian island.

By Sarah Siddons

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Australia is often overlooked as a wine-producing powerhouse, yet its viticulture is rich and full of history. For a young country and state, Australia's Queensland has been in the wine producing business since its establishment almost 150 years ago.

By Sarah Siddons

Bordeaux -- to most people, the name simply means a type of wine. However, it's also a prominent French wine region. And while you might think the region focuses only on its namesake, wine production in Bordeaux is actually quite diverse.

By Vivien Bullen

You've been asked to bring a bottle of Burgundy wine to dinner at a friend's house. You know very little about wine, so you think she just means that you should bring some red wine -- the color burgundy is a shade of red, right?

By Rosalind Jackson

If your first thought about Sicily is of a certain group of gangsters in the "Godfather" trilogy, you're in for a treat when you discover its wine.

By Vivien Bullen

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The coastal Marches region of Italy produces some of the country's best boutique wines -- including one that used to be sold in a fish-shaped bottle.

By Richard Winter

It's New Year's Eve. You have your fancy outfit, a date and a party to attend. What's missing? The bubbly! There's nothing like a big bottle of champagne to help you celebrate.

By Libby Little

Lombardy is usually associated with food production rather than vineyards -- neighboring regions bottle much more wine. Nevertheless, some superb wines are made there.

By Andrew Aguecheek

Corsica has been experiencing a renaissance after a period of economic and cultural decline. Key to the island's return to prosperity is a new commitment to old practices -- including winemaking.

By Andrew Aguecheek

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If you're planning a trip to Italy, Liguria might not be the first destination on your list. Tuscany is next door, with the art and shopping of Florence and the historic sweep of Siena. But don't overlook the flavors of this small region.

By Eleanor Duse

Sure, you know Champagne and Bordeaux, the celebrities of the French wine world. But how familiar are you with the wines of the Rhone Valley wine region? It is an ingenue by comparison.

By Sarah Siddons