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11 wine regions to discover (or rediscover) during 2012

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Alentejo shelf sign, copyright BKWine Photography

We probably all have a tendency sometimes to choose the wine that sounds familiar or what happens to be easiest to find on the shelf. Here is a list to encourage you to look for those things that are a bit more off the beaten path in terms of wine regions. In no particular order.

1. Apulia / Puglia, southern Italy

Today mostly known for Primitivo but interesting things is also made with Negroamaro and Nero di Troia. Ambitious producers have much more to offer than the easy drinking wines mostly sold today.

2. Entre-deux-Mers, Bordeaux

A big region between the rivers of Garonne and Dordogne. Most people just pass it on their way from the left bank to the right bank. But they should make a stop. Today you find lots of ambitious chateaux with amazing quality. Their owners do their utmost to convince people that Bordeaux is not only Grand Cru Classé.

3. Alentejo

The biggest region in Portugal. Sparsely populated, at least by humans but more so by oak trees. And handsome wine estates that offer a modern interpretation of the classic Portuguese wine style.

Read about the following eight wine regions that deserve more attention! Britt’s selection of 11 wine regions to discover (or rediscover) during 2012

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