New world wines – What does that mean?

Have you ever read an article about wine (maybe even one of mine) and wondered what exactly they are referring to when talking about old world or new world wines?  No, us wine geeks haven’t found new land, but we call it “new world wine” as wine making in the US or Australia as example, is relatively new in comparison to Greece or Italy.   Therefore most of Europe and some other Mediterranean regions make up what is called the old world wines.  Some of these countries include France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Austria and Greece.  For a complete listing, visit the Wikipedia link below.  All other wine producing countries therefore “new world wines”!

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