They must be mad with our weather - but somehow they pull it off, and in some style!
Home to Champagne, Bordeaux and more, France can lay claim to the richest wine heritage of any country.
Spain has more vineyard planted than any other European country and offers some truly exceptional wines.
Diverse and fascinating, ranging from lively, spritzy Vinho Verde to rich sumptuous reds from the Duoro.
The wines of Italy offer breathtaking variety. From bright, fresh Pinot Grigio to the deep reds of Barolo.
Australia truly has it all - Choose from good value fruity wines or exceptional boutique winery offerings!
New Zealand Red
New Zealand wines have risen from obscurity to huge popularity within 20 years. Fresh, bold flavours are key here.
South African Red
With a wine making history stretching back to the 17th century, South Africa is the oldest 'New World' country.
Home to giant conglomerates but also tiny quality-obsessed wineries, the USA is a huge producer of wine.
Argentina is developing a reputation for fine wines too, especially its rich, deep Malbecs - perfect with Argentinian beef!
Chilean wines are now among the most popular of all, since top quality is available across the price range.
In the past few decades Uruguayan wine has emerged quietly and steadily onto the world wine market, not as dramatically as that of its larger neighbors, but with promising poise and confidence.
Lebanon is among the oldest sites of wine production in the world and Chateau Musar is perhaps the best known.