What Are New World Wines?

photo credit: unknown When someone says a wine is New World or mentions New World wines, they are talking about wines that come from non-traditional wine regions of Europe and the Mediterranean basin. The traditional areas are Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Spain with Italy and France at the forefront of the world’s wine production.These traditional regions are called Old World and are known as such mostly because of how the wines of the area are produced according to their geography and the environment. This is known as terroir. Old World wine makers follow a long history of traditional practices in winemaking and viticulture, whereas a New World wine is considered more experimental in its approach.