Wine

Wine dates back many, many centuries and is a complex and historic drink. Wine comes in many different forms and every different type of wine has its own flavor, color and texture. Learn all about the complexity of wine on TLC Cooking.

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Rural and rustic, without the urban bustle of Madrid and Seville or the sweeping architecture of Barcelona, Bierzo is home to several up and coming wineries.

By Eleanor Duse

Italy is widely recognized as a top tier wine producer and Veneto, one of the nation's wine regions, is a great attribute. The region produces many DOC wines and plays an important role in the entire country's wine industry.

By Sarah Siddons

Australia is famous for Shiraz, but these grapes don't grow well in the state of Western Australia. Which wines flourish in the southwest of the land down under?

By Libby Little

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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

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

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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

Italy is one of the world's foremost names in wine production, in constant competition with powerhouse France for the title of world's top producer. Hand in hand with their large-scale production, Italy is a dominating force in exporting.

By Elizabeth Abbess

The American Southwest wine region consists of six states: New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas. The region encompasses immense geographic variety, which means vintners face a wide array of challenges.

By Eleanor Duse

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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

Any backyard vintner can turn grapes into alcohol, but only a few can craft a good bottle of wine. With these five hints, you might just go from booze to Bordeaux.

By Robert Lamb

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Tasting wine can be overwhelming for a beginner; you know there's swirling and sniffing. But you don't have to be an expert to know what wine has to offer.

By Emilie Sennebogen

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

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

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

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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

Each European country has specific rules and regulations governing all aspects of wine production. In Italy, they're called Denominations of Origin laws.

By Alison Cooper

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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