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1/18/2017
Although wine production occurs basically all around the globe — from Mexico to Zimbabwe — there are only a handful of countries that most of us associate with wine. If you are casually into drinking wine, you can maybe rattle off 10 of those countries. If you are really into wine, you can probably name two dozen without taking a breath. But after that, if you're not a sommelier, it may become a guessing game based on geography. There's a good chance that a country near a renowned wine country also produces wine, and with that in mind, Croatia would be a better bet than Panama.