Top 10 World wine drinkers countries


Without citing Portugal and Spain, here's a nice ride in the country of good wines and boozers. If you like to drink, here are ten destinations connoisseurs to share a good bottle. In Vino Veritas.

1 / France

This country remains a dream destination for any wine lover. The dry and sweet white alongside grand red guard. Rosé wines offer the sparkle and freshness. There are still or sparkling wines. Not to mention the star of stars: Champagne .

2 / California in the US

90% of US production grows in California. The vineyard area is equal to three quarters of France! Among the varieties we find Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot for red. Californian Chardonnay whites are often competing with the best Burgundy. We then find the Colombard, Chenin some Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Gewurztraminer. The Napa Valley is located north of San Francisco with a climate close to Tuscany. Some key areas of the valley Dominus, Joseph Phelps, Beaulieu Vineyard, Robert Mondavi, Caymus Vineyard, Diamond Creek, Mayacamas, Merryvale ... Another beautiful Californian valley, further west, is the Sonoma Valley, more a land of white.

3 / Chile

The countries of South America has many names. The vineyard enjoys a mixed climate. Everything really started in the nineteenth century with the Germans and Italians. Today the valleys of Aconcagua, Casablanca and Maipo reserve of very good wines. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah in the Aconcagua Valley, Chardonnay and Sauvignon in the Casablanca Valley for whites between Santiago and the port of Valparaiso. Rapel, Curic & oacute ;, Maule are also three major wine regions in Chile. The Maule Valley concentrates 43% of the vineyard in Chile. The vine down more to the south of the country with land and climates ideal for growing grape varieties of Alsace and Burgundy.

4 / Australia

More than 900 areas produce 50 tons of grapes per year. Australia is the 11th World vineyards for its size. However, quality is at the rendezvous. There are five major wine regions: South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania. Side red varieties, one finds Shiraz (28%), Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. white side is Chardonnay clearly dominates with 44.6% of the planted area. There is also Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.

5 / South Africa

It consumes more white than red here. This country is the 7th World wine producer with 1181.9 million liters produced in 2014, or 4.1% of world production. Imports are low, except from France. The variety of grapes is very important and perfect sunshine.

6 / Germany

The neighbor of France produces wine, with 101,100 hectares in 2014. This is 30,000 producers concentrated in thirteen wine-producing regions. Winemakers are mostly in the south and southwest of the country, with the exception of Saxony and Saale-Unstrut, which lie to the east. The vines grow in the valleys carved by rivers. The vines are also protected on the hills on steep slopes. The six main vineyards are Hesse-Rhine with 26,444 hectares and 23,461 hectares with the Palatinate. The wines from Mosel-Saar and Ruwer are 9034 hectares. Baden-Württemberg represents more than 27,000 hectares. Finally, Franconia has 6,063 hectares of vineyards. Overall, it saves 65% of white wines (mainly Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Muller-Thurgau) and 35% red wines.

7 / Italy

The sunshine of the country makes this destination a discovery of many varieties: One hesitates between Tuscany, Piedmont and Lombardy, as well Sicily with its full-bodied and powerful wines. Barolo falls pasta. The vineyards of Italy reserve beautiful surprises as the best Tuscan wines or wines of Emilia-Romagna. Bubble fans think Prosecco.

8 / Morocco

The sun is generous in Morocco. It is thought the field of Meknes Celliers who provide 85% of production. The Guerrouane is delicious gray, fruity and fresh, like the Beni M'tir. The AOC enthusiasts will taste the wines of the Atlas Coteaux. For the red, there are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. In white, it falls back on the Cabernet or Chardonnay vinified and aged in barrels. The Castel Group also owns more than 1,000 hectares of vineyards to Meknes and Boulaouane. Not to mention the Guerrouane Light produced by Gérard Depardieu.

9 / Switzerland

900 farms, including thirty exporting. great red included is (51%) and large white (49%), although the planted area is only 15,000 hectares in 2014. The Swiss Valais is the largest producer before Vaud, Geneva region , Ticino and Zurich region. There are many varieties: more than 200! Among the whites, or include Chasselas Fendant in Valais, Muller-Thurgau called Riesling and Sylvaner, known in Valais as Johannisberg. red side up with Pinot Noir and Gamay. Ticino is famous for its Merlot. Syrah does well in the Valais.

10 / Croatia

This country is progressing at the quality of its wine. 21st largest producer, it produces mainly white. White varieties are numerous: Bogdanuša, Bratkovina, Cetinjka Bijela, Chardonnay, Debit, Gegic, Graševina, Grk, Kraljevina, Kujundžu & scaron; a, Muskat, Pinot Rizling, Rizvanac bijeli, Sauvignon, Silvanac zeleni, Traminac ... The grapes are too many red.