This enormous wine region has been producing wine for more than 2,000 years. Nestled in the southwest of France, where the Mediterranean meets the Pyrenees, it's home to a wide range of down-to-earth wines.
Germany's vineyards lie along the Rhine river, which snakes down the western side of the country, growing grapes that are about as far north as it's possible to grow a grape. And yet they produce some of the most delicious white wines in the world.
When you think of Portugal, you probably think of a deep, sweet, fruity glass of Port, accompanied by a slice of cheese after a lovely meal. Port is a fortified wine made from red wine blended with Spanish Sherry or Brandy.
One of the oldest wine-making regions in France, Burgundy is small but really punches above its weight. It is home to some of the world's best white wines. This is where you'll find classic Chardonnay-based whites, including Chablis.
The Loire Valley, stretching more than 1,000km from the Atlantic coast to the west of France, is home to some of the country's top white wines. For generations, French royalty have had their country homes along this valley.
Over on the west coast of France, Bordeaux is one of the most famous French wine regions. With 120,000 hectares of vineyards, it's four times the size of Burgundy and is home to 10,000 wine producers and 57 different appellation.
There's a reason why Italy is such a holiday hotspot for people who love their food and wine. The Italians are known for their good living. Their dinner tables heave with copious delicious dishes and their glasses are filled with mouthwatering wines.
With its winning combination of hot days and cool nights, its warm climate, varied landscapes, from deserts to mountains, and breezes sweeping off its long coast, Chile has the ideal conditions for growing grapes.
Nobody needs to be told what sort of wine they make in Champagne, the northernmost wine-producing region of France. This area has been making sparkling white wines since the Middle Ages and has a rich heritage.
Despite having a long history of producing wines and being home to lots of excellent grape varieties, this region is still relatively new to the UK market. We're only just starting to find out about the best that Eastern Europe has to offer.
The Aussies are as skilled at making a fruity, mellow wine as they are firing up a top-notch barbie. It may be too toasty to grow grapes in much of this sun-scorched country, but they flourish in the southeast corner of Australia.
New Zealand is home to a forward-thinking wine industry, says our New Zealand wine buyer, Simon Cairns. People working in wines here tend to have worked all over the world, harvesting the best ideas and practices from Europe and South Africa.