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Ten unusual wine-producing areas

19th October, 2012 by Clare Hill

The world is full of strange fruit indeed. For the past two decades, the number of winemakers attempting to grow grapes for drinkable wine outside 32-52º and 28-46º latitude has only increased.

Koshu grapes in Japan, complete with protective origami paper hats

As the market for wine globalises, so too do the areas for producing it, and wine is now being produced in the likes of the tropics and Scandinavia.

Advances in technology and unfortunately, climate change have really pushed out wine-growing frontiers, spurred on by adventurous investors who see the potential to capitalise on emerging markets, for instance in China or India. And there’s always the novelty of pairing curry or sushi with the wine of the country.

But in some countries, such as Tunisia, it’s not a case of new frontiers, but rather unearthing an old and long-forgotten winemaking heritage.

The following is a whistlestop tour of some the more unusual wine suspects. New-New and New-Old, you could call them.

4 Responses to “Ten unusual wine-producing areas”

  1. Paul says:

    What about Tahiti?

  2. My wife Sandra and I went to Sula vinyards in december last year and were very plesantly surprised by the quality of there white’s and their desart wines.York close by had some good red’s the shiraz was a bit of a winner.I took some SA wines for them to taste ,and you should of seen the interest in the tasting room at Sula when I brought out a 1.5 Lt SA shiraz and a small bottle of emmerence,they were gob smacked.

  3. Marta Saenz Emanuelli says:

    Wow, this article looks almost like a clone of another published some months ago in Spanish about new latitude wines.

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