Wine list Guide

This list includes the most representative wines of today by grape variety and region. This means that the wines on this list may change with time and market tendencies. They are just a small sample of the huge wine production in the world, but I am hoping that after completing my studies, I will be able to recognize the characteristics of them. I plan to use this list, as long as my economic situation will allow, as a guide for choosing the wines for the exercises.

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  • Spain: Rias Baixas (unoaked)

Chenin Blanc 

  • Loire: Montlouis, Savennières, Vouvray (Sec, Demi-Sec)


  • France: Chablis, Côte d’Or, Mâconnais
  • USA:California (Carneros, Central Coast, Napa Valley, Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast/Valley)
  • Australia: Victoria, Padthaway, Adelaide Hills, Western Australia


  • Alsace: VT, Grand Cru, Vin d’Alsace

Grüner Veltliner

  • Austria: Kamptal, Kremstal, Wachau (Dry to Medium Dry Styles Only)

Pinot Gris

  • Alsace: Alsace (Grand Cru, Vin d’Alsace)
  • Italy: Friuli, Trentino-Alto Adige
  • Oregon: Willamette Valley


  • Germany: Mosel, Rheingau, Rheinhessen, Pfalz, Nahe (Trocken, 1st Crus, QbA, Kabinett, Spätlese, Auslese)
  • France: Alsace (Grand Cru, Vin d’Alsace)
  • Austria: Kamptal, Kremstal, Wachau
  • Australia: Clare Valley, Eden Valley (Dry Styles Only)

Sauvignon Blanc

  • France: Loire Valley (Central Vineyards), Bordeaux (Pessac-Léognan, Graves)
  • USA: California (Napa / Sonoma – Oaked Styles Only)
  • New Zealand


  • Argentina: Salta / Catamarca


  • France: Condrieu
  • USA: California (Central Coast – Oaked and Unoaked Styles)

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Cabernet Sauvignon

  • France-Bordeaux: Graves, Médoc (Margaux, Paulliac, St. Estèphe, St. Julien) (Bordeaux AOC to First Growth)
  • Australia: Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Margaret River, McLaren Vale
  • Chile-Central Valley: Curicó, Maipo, Maule, Rapel
  • USA: California (All Napa, All Sonoma, Central Coast); Washington (Columbia Valley)

Cabernet Franc

  • France-Loire Valley: Bourgueil, Chinon, St. Nicolas de Bourgueil (No new oak)


  • Chile-Central Valley: Curicó, Maipo, Maule, Rapel


  • Italy-Veneto: Amarone, Valpolicella (Dry to Off-Dry)

Gamay Noir

  • France-Beaujolais: Cru Beaujolais, Villages (Carbonic Maceration to No Carbonic Maceration)


  • France-Rhone Valley: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Vacqueyras
  • Australia: South Australia


  • Argentina: Mendoza


  • France-Bourdeux: Pomerol, St.-Émilion
  • USA: California (Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley); Washington (Columbia Valley)


  • Italy-Piedmont: Barolo, Barbaresco, Gattinara (Normale & Riserva)

Pinot Noir

  • France.Burgundy: Côte d’Or
  • USA: California (Anderson Valley, Carneros, Central Coast, Sonoma Coast/Valley); Oregon (Willamette Valley)
  • New Zealand: Central Otago, Marlborough, Martinborough


  • Italy-Tuscany: Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Classico, Riserva, Ruffina)


  • France-Rhone Valley: Northern Rhône
  • Australia: South Australia, Victoria
  • USA: California (Central Coast, Sonoma County); Washington (Columbia Valley)


  • Spain: Ribera del Duero, Rioja (Crianza, Reserva, Gran Reserva)


  • USA-California: Napa Valley, Paso Robles, Sonoma Valley (Dry to Medium Dry)

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