The World Atlas of Wine

Extracts

Extract: China

 Open the China extract from The World Atlas of Wine (PDF) One of the more potent symbols of the westernization of China has been the extent to which the staggeringly numerous Chinese have taken to wine. Consumption is rising at such a rate, estimated at 15% a year, that not just Shanghai and Beijing but… Read the full article

Extract: Virginia

Open the Virginia extract from The World Atlas of Wine (PDF) Between the Appalachians and Chesapeake Bay, its white-fenced grasslands in the lee of the Blue Ridge Mountains devoted to blueblooded horses and dotted with pre-Civil War settlements of some of America’s oldest stone houses, the sleepy southern state of Virginia seems a world away… Read the full article

Extract: Châteauneuf

Open the Châteauneuf extract from The World Atlas of Wine (PDF) Châteauneuf-du-Pape the place is no more than a stoney village in arid, scented Provençal countryside, dominated by a ruined papal summer palace. The wine that bears its imposing name, though, is the magnificent standard-bearer for the dynamic southern Rhône, making France’s most potent, and… Read the full article

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