Wines from around the world
Produced for over 200 years, Canadian wine is produced in mainly southern British Columbia and Southern Ontario. The three largest wine-producing regions in Canada are the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, the Niagara Peninsula of Ontario, and in Essex County, Ontario (including Pelee Island).
The fifth largest producer of wine in the world and the largest wine exporter in South America, Argentine wine, as with some aspects of Argentine cuisine, has its roots in Spain. Wine consumption is so prevalent in Argentina that, in 2010, the Argentine government declared wine as Argentina’s national liquor.
Home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, Italian wine regions are known for their rich variety of wine styles. With grapes are grown in almost every region of the country and more than one million vineyards under cultivation, Italy is the world’s largest wine producer by volume.
Portuguese wine is the result of traditions introduced to the region by ancient civilizations, such as the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, and mostly the Romans. Two of the wine producing regions, the Douro Valley Wine Region (Douro Vinhateiro) and Pico Island Wine Region (Ilha do Pico Vinhateira), have been protected by UNESCO as World Heritage.