WinesInt is a division of Mediato International. Its prime activity is sales of wines from various wine regions. Our clients are importers in countries across the globe, but our focus is North America, Asia and Africa, since these continents show rapid growth of wine consumption and demand for fine wines. We act as brokers and all business transactions go directly between buyer (importer) and seller (winery). Why would you consider working with us? Simply, because we are a single contact for dozens of diverse wine offers, from entry wines to the top premium wines… and from all major regions in the world.
In a highly competitive market, it is not easy to choose the right wine producers. The tastes are different and are determine by several factors. Gender, location, tradition, wine culture and other things makes sometimes choice very hard to make. We are here to help. With carefully listen to our client’s demands, we choose appropriate offer based on information we receive from our clients. Our portfolio includes wines from all major wine regions in the world and therefore it is easier to match diverse demands. If it is an entry wine, we can offer it. On the other hand, if it is premium Bordeaux, we have it as well.
French wine will probably give you the greatest pleasure of any wine produced elsewhere in the world. The style of French wine reflects French people themselves — life-lowing, well-dressed, showing an appreciation for the good things of life but never to excess and exaggerate. The French consume about 60 liter of wine per person a year which is more than any other country. Red wines accounts for 60% of French wine sales, compared with 15% for white and 25% for rose. France produces more wine than any other country (about 560 million cases produced per year). A third of all French wine produced is exported – French export is worth more than 10 billion euros a year and is increasing especially from Asian demand, but also increasingly high demand in North America. France has 10 principal wine producing regions and has its own identity including grape types. “Appelation controlee” laws guarantee a wine's origins and style. Wines from the North of France (e.g. Alsace) are usually made from a single variety of grape (e.g. Pinot Noir), whereas wines further south are typically blends of varietals (e.g. Carbernet Sauvignon + Merlot).
In antique, the Italian peninsula was commonly referred to as “enotria”, or “land of wine,” because of its diversity of grape varieties and many acres covered with cultivated vines. Italy has been making wines for over 2.800 years. Etruscans and Greek settlers produced wine in Italy before the Romans started their own production in the 2nd century B.C. Roman winemaking was good-organized with large-scale production and storage techniques like barrel-making and bottling. Italians rank fifth on the world with 42 litres per capita consumption and produced 4.7 million ton in 2011, the second biggest in the world. Italy has twenty wine regions which correspond to twenty administrative regions. The 73 DOCG (“Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita”) wines are located in 15 different regions but most of them are concentrated in Tuscany, Piedmont and Veneto.
Spain has a long history of producing wine, yet wines from Spain are less known internationally than French or Italian wines. In addition, Spain has the most land dedicated to growing grapes than any other country in the world. The main red grape varieties are Tempranillo, Bobal, Garnacha and Monastrell while the white varieties include Irén, Macabeo, Palomino & Pedro Ximenez. Most of Spanish wine is designated as a 'quality wine' (VCPRD – “Vino de Calidad Producido en una Región Determinada”). Spain is the third biggest wine producer in the world.
Portuguese wine is the result of traditions and ancient civilizations living in that area, such as the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, and to the most extent the Romans. Portugal has the eighth largest vineyard acreage in the world with 500,000 acres and has the seventh largest per capital wine consumption. Portugal’s wine regions range from the bright, crisp whites of the Vinho Verde, sparkling wines of Bairrada, rustic reds of the Alentejo and the complex wines of the Douro.
Most of the German wine regions are closely identified with river valleys which provide the proper exposition for ripening grapes at this northern latitude. Almost all of Germany’s best wines come from the Riesling grape, but there are few exceptions. Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir), Müller-Thurgau, Dornfelder are some of other most known grapes represented on German vineyards. Germany's vineyard area is divided into a number of geographical units, small and large, to distinguish between the two fundamental quality categories of wine that exist within the European Union: table wine and quality wine.
Slovenia has more than 22.000 ha of vineyards making between 80 and 90 million L annually. Most of the country's production is white wine. Wine is mostly consumed domestically, but there are amounts free for exports.
Located at the similar geographic latitude as the major French wine making regions, Serbia is a country of great wine producing potential. Back in the 19th century it was a significant wine producer in Europe and it is returning to that status. Most of country’s wine is being exported.
Wine culture takes a central role in Macedonia since Roman times, when the ruling emperors favored its grapes. Thanks to an abundance of sunshine, Mediterranean and continental breezes and rich rocky soil, wine grapes thrive in Macedonia. Similar to Serbia, most of wine is for export.
Chile is a long and narrow country that is climatically and geographically dominated by the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Chile's vineyards are along a 1.300km stretch of land from Atacama Region in the north to the Bio-Bio Region in the south.
Uruguay is one of the biggest wine producer in South America. Uruguay mostly produces red wines made from Tannat grapes. There are almost 9.000 hectares covered by vineyards in the country.
Argentina is among five biggest wine producers in the world. Due to colonization it is strongly connect with Spanish wine culture and cuisine. In past the focus was on producing large quantities of less quality wines. However, after 1990 country started to pay more attention to wine exports and consequently the quality was beginning to make a priority in wine making.
Wine making started with the arrival of European settlers in the 17th century. It was the founder of Cape Town, Mr. Jan van Riebeeck, who introduced the very first wine produced in South Africa. Today, some of the finest wine in the market are produce there and exports are soaring. Most vineyards are located near the Atlantic and Indian Ocean.
Australian wines have shown to be refined, distinctive and although widely exported throughout the world, the interest in these wines continues to grow. It is now the number four wine exporting country in the world and the number sixteen wine drinking nation. Wines have consistently won medals at almost every major international wine competition and has set records for the price of a single bottle.
New Zealand's ocean-influenced climate, markedly cooler than that of its neighbor Australia, yields wines with admirable fruit intensity and crisp acidity. Fully two-thirds of New Zealand's wine production is white, and more than half of the wine it ships to America is Sauvignon Blanc. The U.S. market has developed a major thirst for these juicy, fresh New Zealand Sauvignons, which are mostly free of oak influence.
California is the leading wine producing state - making more than 90 percent of all U.S. wine and ranks first in wine consumption. Californians enjoy nearly one in five of the bottles consumed in the United States. If California were a nation, it would be the fourth leading wine-producing country in the world behind France, Italy and Spain. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are leading wine varieties in California.