While the type of grape used
to make a wine are really the single most important factor in
the taste of the wine, wine is also affected by a number of other
factors, as well.
These include; the type of soil the vines are grown in, how old
the vines are, their exposure to sunlight and temperature, how
the grapes are fermented, the types of yeast used and whether
the wine is aged in wood.
The same types of grapes can be grown in California, France and
Australia, but the wines produced from them will taste very different.
This just adds variety to the wine drinking experience, allowing
those who enjoy wine a vast array of choices and tastes!