It is a common misconception that the best wines in the world only come from European countries. The continent does host some of the best wine making regions in the world, but it would be wrong to presume that non-European countries are unable to produce fine wine. Here are 4 non-European countries that take viticulture very seriously.
United States of America
The United States has been a wine producing country for over three centuries now. However, it was only since the late 1970s that the world became aware of just how good American wine can be. A major reason why the American wine industry took so long to make an impact was the enforcement of Prohibition. After Prohibition was repealed, it was discovered that the American wine producing sector had suffered a massive setback. Thanks to the effort of winemakers in California, the USA has finally become home to some of the finest wine producing regions in the world, including Napa Valley. (more…)