EASTERN EUROPE IS THE NEW WESTERN EUROPE
Many of the world’s emerging wine regions have actually been fermenting grapes for thousands of years. Most respectable stores now have a small section devoted to these countries’ wines – and since they’re not yet famous here, you can afford them even if you can’t pronounce them.
CROATIA IS THE NEW ITALY
It’s not just that the craggy coastline looks like Italy. Croatia’s whites are also perfectly light, Italian-style food wines. Try the Pošip grape.
GEORGIA IS THE NEW SPAIN
A decade ago, Spain was where you looked for new values. Georgia has been making wine longer than Spain has – and yet its orange Rkatsiteli wines are still somehow affordable.
GREECE IS THE NEW...GREECE The Greeks are O.G.S of both Western civilization and wine, which as far as we’re concerned are one and the same. Their Assyrtiko grape remains a bargain. For now.