When talking about wine, what exactly does old world or new world mean?
It's simple. Nearly everything in Europe is considered Old World. This includes France, Spain, Italy, Germany etc.
New World is anything not in the Old World: USA, Chile, Australia, etc.
Yep, its that simple.
But why the distinction you ask? Well the two styles
Currently, the majority of consumers prefer wines made in the new world style and many old world vineyards have been producing new world style type wines.
New world wines are made to be fruit forward and to consumed immediately. New world wine making is not steeped in
I prefer new world wines myself, but I have tasted some amazing old world wines too. I especially like the flavors of cedar, leather and cigar box (humidor). The minerals and slate from some Chablis I have had are quite good too.