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known wine producer, particularly of Tannat. There is also wine production
in the Campanha region in Brazil.
Peruvian grapes growing on arbours / Sitting in a Pisco fermentation area with clay “pisko” pots
In Europe and the Mediterranean, wine has been a staple for millennia.
Wine regions range from the well-known areas of Germany, France, Luxembourg,
Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Switzerland to lesser-known
Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia and the
Czech Republic. They cover many parts of Croatia and down the eastern
Adriatic through the Balkan states of Bosnia and Montenegro to Albania
with sidetrips to Kosovo and Serbia and Macedonia. They also run along the
eastern Mediterranean, where well-regarded wines are made in Cyprus,
Turkey, Lebanon, Malta and Israel. It is also burgeoning in recent decades
in southern England, especially with sparkling wines.
Due to their former status
as Spanish, Italian or
French colonies, North
African countries such
as Algeria, Tunisia and
Morocco are home to winemakers.
The same is true of
the Canary Islands of the
African west coast.
After a holiday in South
Africa, I wrote a column
fairly recently about the
Klein Constantia, South Africa
renaissance of its wine
industry. I just wish more of its best wines were exported, like the legendary
Constantia dessert wine (of which we still have one bottle left).