Wine and Geography

Wine has become more diverse throughout the centuries. From the start of civilization in Mesopotamia wine has spread throughout the entire world.
From being a major part of the diet before the advent of safe drinking water, wine has evolved into a social drink.

As explorers and colonists moved to different regions of the world, they also brought with them the knowledge necessary for the cultivation of grapes and the production of wine.

Today wine is produced world-wide, but several areas are of special interest.These regions are as follows: Eastern United States, California Australia, Chile, South America, South Africa and France.

Each of these regions has a different story behind the evolution of their individual wines. The unique political and agricultural landscapes of these areas have served to influence their wine and even how we, as consumers, view these wines. Today’s wine market offers us many different choices that were not always available to the civilized world.