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Top Under-the-Radar Wines

Whether you know a Burgundy from Bordeaux or a Rioja from Chianti, you’re probably aware that they are great wine-producing regions and you may have tried a glass or two. If New World wines are your thing, California, Australia, Chile, and New Zealand have become known for the quality of their wines.

But the "old" and "new" worlds have recently been joined by a number of emerging wine regions in Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. This year, the Decanter World Wine Awards—the world’s biggest with more than 12,000 entries—awarded coveted medals to a number of wines from regions you may never have heard of and are unlikely to have tried.

So what wines could be gracing our tables in future? Read on to find out.

By Antonya Allen
Posted 2 Aug 2011

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