For hundreds of years, France basked in the reputation of being the world's greatest producer of wines along with the other two main wine regions in the world, Italy and Spain. Altogether, they produce almost half of all the wine produced in the world. However, wines from other parts of the world, such as USA, Australia or even Syria, are starting to gain popularity, not just because they are also able to crank out delicious juice, but also because a number of New World areas are using innovative techniques, old school grape varieties and leveraging seductive Terroir to create in demand travel destinations.
The region in which a wine is made affects the quality and taste of the wine due to the unique soil composition and climate. Learn more about the history of major wine producing regions around the world that have earned an important position in the market today, from the Old World to the New World.