OldWorldWines are wines produced in regions from whichthegrapevine believes to have originated such as France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Israel, Georgia, Hungary among others. Duringtheage of exploration Europeans traveled aroundtheworldlooking fornewtrading routes. Ontheir travelsthey often took withthem different plant species includingthegrapevine. This is how wine-making found its way toNewWorldcountries such as Australia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and South-Africa.
Where OldWorldwines focus more ontheterroir,NewWorldwines tend to be more focussed onthegrape variety.Old World wine style is generally described as lighter, higher acidity, less alcohol and subtle fruitiness. On the other hand, theNewWorld wines are often described as more ripe, less acidic with more prominent fruity notes. Due to the relatively short history of winemaking in theNewWorld, experimental winemaking is much less limited by rules and regulations which leads to some extraordinary wines being produced.