Noted especially for its dry, white wines, most Austrian wine is produced in the eastern part of the country. Austria also produces a number of elegant sweet wines as well as some fuity to full-bodies red wines.
- Steininger Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc
When a country produces between 7-8 billion bottles of wind per year and most of the famous grape varieties come from that same country, it’s safe to say that France is one of the leaders when it comes to wine, both high priced wines for international markets and low cost everyday drinking wine. Although France has given the world the most famous grape varieties, Cabernet, Shiras (Syrah), Sauvignon Blanc and many others, they also have some wonderful and somewhat obscure grape varietals that are readily enjoyed.
- Olivier Leflaive 2012 Meursault
- Domaine Bila-Haut 2013 Occultum Lapidem
Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France by Michel Chapoutier
94-97 Points Robert Parker
- Domaine Gerard Metz 2012 Pinot Blanc
- Moillard 2013 Chardonnay
- Chateau Limothe de Haux 2011 Cotes de Bordeaux
90 Points Wine Enthusiast
- Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvee Brut
Most well known for the Reisling grape, which can be used to make fruity semi sweet white wine to Germany is primarily known as a white wine country. A well made reisling is known for its aromatic, elegant and fruity structure and range from sweet and well balanced to very crisp.
- Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt 2010 Riesling
- J.J. Prum 2009 Riesling
Bernkasteler Badstube Spatlese
90 Points Robert Parker
91 Points Wine Spectator
Spanish wines are said to made simply for the pleasure of tasting. However, with the average Apaniard consuming 5 ½ gallons of the grape each year, there are definitely wine drinkers who are interested in more than a taste.
- Montsarra Cava
- Kentia 2013 Albarino
D.O. Rias Baixas
- Can Blau 2012 Tinto
red blend: Mazuelo/Syrah/Grenacha