Spain & France
SPAIN is an ancient wine-producing country that vies with France and Italy as the number-one wine producer in the world. Spain’s wine heritage is at least three thousand years old; vineyards in today’s Sherry region were planted by the Phoenicians around 1,100 BC. Wines from vines grown along the sunny Mediterranean coast and the cooler Atlantic coast were traded and consumed by the Romans.
FRANCE has a long and fascinating heritage as the mother of all wine-producing countries. But how did France become the established wine trend setter, the gold standard for so many producing countries? History, experience, and exceptional terroir have all played a key role in building the French reputation for classic wines.