New World wines are wines produced outside the traditional wine-growing areas of Europe and the Middle East. These include Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States, Brazil and most recently China, India and Japan.
The climates of New World wine regions are often warmer, which tends to result in riper, more alcoholic, full-bodied and fruit-centred wines. These wines are often made in a more highly extracted and oak-influenced style.
You may have heard others use the term New World negatively, as a way to undermine a wine, preferring the romanticism of the Old World, which we find completely disagree with! If you have met someone who says they only drink one style or the other, we’ll show you the differences between old and new world and you’ll discover how the hard work of new world winemakers has given us some amazing wines to enjoy.
You can then share your new knowledge with friends and be confident that you can declare that both styles have wonderful things to offer.