Welcome to 99BOTTLZ, Your Guide to the World of Wine

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Welcome to 99 BOTTLZ

Welcome to the About 99BOTLZ Home Page This is a work in process as we attempt to bring you the Best information about the Amazing World of Wine, Craft Beer, Artisan Spirits, Entertaining Ideas and Travel Tips. WOW that is a lot of information to organize and I hope you will lets us serve as your guide.

The World Of Wines

99BOTTLZ Explores Argentina

The Sleeping Giant of South America, after years playing catch up to Chile. Argentina has emerged as a powerhouse in producing a wide range of Value Oriented Wines to some rivaling the Napa Valley or the Bordeaux region of France. The popularity of Malbec which originates in Bordeaux region. In Argentina, it is blended with a variety of other red wine grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

 

99BOTTLZ Explores Australia

For the last 30 years, Australia has been a go to Wine Values. Led by Shiraz, Originating in the Rhone Valley in France. It’s other noted Red wines are both blends, Cabernet and Shiraz, unique to Australia. The other is GSM or Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvèdre and based on the Red Wines of Chateauneuf du Pape. They also produce an ocean of Great Value Unoaked Chardonnay as well as some that rival both California and Burgundy

99BOTTLZ Explores Austria

Just Remember the Song, The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music. Austria grows a wide range of wines, from dry to sweet and Sparkling called Sekt. The Grape Gruner Veltliner has emerged as the go to white wine and it is also very food friendly, especially with Sushi.

 

99BOTTLZ Explores Canada

Canada has emerged as Powerhouse in the production of Ice Wine, A. Two major regions produce most of the countries wines. British Columbia and the Niagara Peninsula. Also Share with the Good Folks in Upstate New York.

99BOTTLZ Explores Chile

By the 1980’s, Chile emerged as one of the Best Value Producing countries.  With the Best Value Wine Reviews from Consumer Reports in the early 1990’s it was off to the races. Consumer bought So Much Walnut Crest Merlot that they could not keep from being Sold Out.

99BOTTLZ Explores France

Where to begin a Wine Lovers Paradise. The make White, Rose, Red. Sparkling and the World-Famous dessert wine Sauterne. While we may talk about the Major Regions like Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire Valley, Languedoc-Roussillon and the Rhone Valley. It will be our Great Pleasure to Introduce You to the Lesser Know Regions to Discover some of the Finest Values.

99BOTTLZ Explores Germany

One Major Grape: Riesling

Eight Styles: The Basic Everyday Qualitätswein mit Prädikat.  Then the next are based on the sweetness level starting from Dry to Sweet: Kabinett, Spatlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese and Eiswein. The Last style is the Sparkling wine called Sekt.

Approxiametly, 60% of Germany’s Wine Production comes from just 6 of its 13 Wine Regions.

They are Ahr, Mittelrhein, Mosel, Nahe, Pfalz and Rheinhessen

The remaining 7 regions are Baden, Franconia, Hessisc-Bertstrabe, Rheingau, Sale-Unstrut, Saxony, Wurttemberg

 

99BOTTLZ Explores Greece

Most noted for the White wine from Santorini. Very refreshing on a Hot Summers Day OPA!

99BOTTLZ Explores Hungary

While noted for the dessert wine Tokaji, they produce a range of mainly Red and White Wines.

99BOTTLZ Explores Italy

Italy should be renamed Vinopolis, since it grows at least 1,800 different grape varieties.

Compared to less fifty from France and Twenty from Spain.

Italy is the third largest wine producing country, behind France and Spain.

Approxiametly, 50% of Italy’s production comes from just five of the twenty wine growing regions.

Those are Lombardia, Piedmont, Sicily, Tuscany and the Veneto.

99BOTTLZ Explores Lebanon

Lebanon is not usually on most wine drinkers list of must tries.

99BOTTLZ Explores New Zealand

99BOTTLZ Explores Portugal

99BOTTLZ Explores South Africa

99BOTTLZ Explores Spain

 

99BOTTLZ Explores United States of America

 

99BOTTLZ Explores California

99BOTTLZ Explores Oregon

99BOTTLZ Explores Washington State

99BOTTLZ Explores New York