New World Wines
NNJR’s Annual Wine Tasting Event
Sponsored by Paul Miller Porsche and ShopRite Sunrise Kitchens
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Paul Miller Porsche Showroom, 250 Route 46, Parsippany, NJ
New World? Old World? What’s the difference?
The term Old World refers to wines made in countries that are considered the “birthplaces” of wine; basically Europe and the Middle East, with the most prolific countries including France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Austria, Greece, Lebanon, Israel, Croatia, Georgia, Romania, Hungary and Switzerland. The main trait all Old World wine countries have in common is that their wine making is heavily restricted with guidelines all wineries must follow. Each country and region of a particular country in the Old World has been making wine a certain way for centuries and current winemakers are held to those old standards. Many wine drinkers enjoy the tradition and heritage evident in each glass they sip.
New World wines come from countries that used to be colonies, including the U.S., and are in hotter climates, which, generally speaking, cause wines from the New World to be fuller bodied, have bolder fruit flavors, and (sometimes) be higher in alcohol. New World countries include the US, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, Australia and South Africa. Wines and the winemakers in the New World embody the entrepreneurial spirit you might expect from descendants of immigrants that struck out searching for better life in a new place. Winemaking practices vary dramatically among these regions, and there is much more experimentation including emphasis on making wine that takes advantage of modern advances.
So…are you Old World or New World? Traditional or trendy? Do you follow the rules or try to break them? Join us in discovering the pleasures of NEW World Wines and find out!
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