Wine Regions

The world of wine is vast; innumerable bottles are produced at countless vineyards all across the globe. Thankfully there’s a system in place to help categorize this output. More specific than country of origin and less overwhelming than appellations, if you are familiar with wine regions, you can understand the general characteristics of a wine. Thanks to their unique geographies and climates, each region is best suited to growing certain grapes. In Bordeaux, France, for example, red grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot thrive, while just north in the Loire, the river and warmer climate is better suited for white grapes like Sauvignon Blanc. Our F&W guide to wine regions introduces the classic regions and also spotlights exciting and lesser known areas that are producing wines that should be on your radar right now.

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Food & Wine: Child-Friendly Wineries Around the World
Child-Friendly Wineries Around the World
On the list of activities you can do with children, wine-tasting ranks somewhere between skydiving and sword throwing. It’s not encouraged. But if you think becoming a parent means giving up all of your wine appreciation pursuits, think again: Select wineries around the world not only accommodate children, but actually encourage their presence. From Sonoma to Stellenbosch, we’ve rounded up a list of the world’s most child-friendly wineries. (Babysitters not included.) —Nadine Jolie Courtney

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