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Details - Area/County of Origin for Wines

The country that is provided is the one most known for introducing the grape to the modern world. Some grapes can theoretically trace their origins back thousands of years.

Early Greek settlers brought Anglianico to Italy, but the grape gained notoriety as an Italian varietal from Southwestern Italy. Some grape varieties do not easily fit into one country as an originator however.

Modern political boundaries meant nothing when the wine industry already had thousands of years of history. Modern France and Spain, did not begin to take shape in their present form until 500 years ago and as a consequence still share many wine varietals.

A number of grapes trace their origins back to northeastern Spain and southeastern France when that area was comprised of independent kingdoms or duchies and the cultivated varietals bridged both countries as the current borders began to settle.

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