Wines of the World

It is not that simple to create the list of wine-producing countries of the world. Considering that the wine is at its peak of popularity, many countries are entering the winemaking arena (think of the United Kingdom, for instance). Yes, of course, there is a core of the wine-producing countries – about ten or so – but based on the data in Wikipedia (which also differs between different articles), about 60 countries produce the wines in the world today, give or take a few.

I wanted to find a good map to illustrate the wineries concentration around the world, but that didn’t happen, so here is the map of the winemaking areas according to the Wikipedia article:

Map of wine making areas in the world

Source: Wikipedia

 

As this is always fun to be in a friendly competition, here is one for you – how many countries can you check off your list, both for trying the wines and visiting the wineries? If you are curious where do you stand now, use this word document to track your progress.

Below is the table showing my record. So how do you compare? Cheers!

Country Tasted Wine Visited Winery Comment
Albania
Algeria
Argentina Y
Armenia
Australia Y
Austria Y
Azerbaijan
Bolivia
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Brazil
Bulgaria Y
Canada Y Y
Chile Y
China Y
Croatia Y
Czech Republic Y  Y
France Y
Georgia Y
Germany Y
Greece Y
Hungary Y
India
Iran
Ireland
Israel Y Y
Italy Y Y
Japan Y
Kazakhstan
Lebanon Y
Macedonia Y
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malta
Mexico Y
Moldova Y
Montenegro Y
Netherlands
New Zealand Y
Peru
Poland
Portugal Y Y
Romania Y
Russia Y
San Marino Y
Serbia Y
Slovenia Y
Slovakia Y
South Africa Y
Spain Y
Sweden
Switzerland Y Y
Thailand
Turkey Y
Ukraine Y
United Kingdom Y
United States Y Y
Uruguay Y
Vietnam
Total: 58 38 7