It’s hard to talk about the beauty of wine without mentioning terroir. The “sense of place” that makes an individual wine unique to the region it is produced.
It’s the climate, the soil, and the culture of those who nurture the vines working together in perfect harmony. This is why Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand is so different from Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre. They’re the same grape, but the expressions are so vastly different.
When you first get into wine, this can get confusing, but thankfully, there’s an easier way to get a hold of where some of the world’s most famous wines originate.
We turn to The World’s Most Popular Grapes Poster when it comes time to study up. It breaks down the most popular grapes in the world and the regions across the globe where these varietals are known to flourish.
The color-coded icons showcase which grape you’re looking at (Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, etc.), and each point on the map flags the region where it shines. This way, you can start connecting the dots between the names you see on the label and where they exist geographically.
Plus, the super sleek design is printed on matte, museum-quality poster paper that is just begging to be shown above your collection of bottles (which seems to be a trend among reviewers).
It makes a fantastic gift for anyone who loves collecting wine, but we wouldn’t recommend you grabbing one as a gift without snatching one for yourself.