Top 10 Wine Regions Around the World

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Top 10 Wine Regions Around the World

Whether you're just curious or whether you're planning a vacation to a wine region and can't decide which one, check out these top 10 wine regions from around the world, courtesy of MSNBC. 1. The south-western Spanish region of Andalucia. Renowned for its dry to sweet amber sherry. 2. Cape Winelands in South Africa. It's the seventh-largest wine producing region in the world. Home of world class wineries such as Bergkelder. 3. California. The largest wine-producing area in the U.S. Small, family owned boutique wineries tucked away in scenic rolling vineyards. 4. Hunter Valley in Australia. Thriving with first-rate vintages, more than 60 wineries and world-renowned for Australian Shiraz and a fantastic spread of shops and restaurants, many of them overlooking verdant vineyards. 5. Loire Valley in France. Beautiful and historic, known for production of white wine. 6. Mendoza in South America. Nestled at the foothills of the snow-capped Andes Mountains. 7. Niagara in Canada. Known for its delicious icewine. This is one of the only wine-producing regions in the world to produce this coveted product with such consistency and quality. 8. Oregon. It has the third-greatest number of wineries in any state and produces more than 40 varietals. Known for an internationally acclaimed Pinot Noir. 9. Porto in Portugal. It's biggest claim to fame is the sweet fortified wine - port - that bears its name. 10. Tuscany in Italy. Do some grape-stomping here and taste the fruits of your labor. Famous for its Chianti.

   

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