The index compared 30 wine producing countries around the world on a series of criteria and ranked Italy as the best country in the world to explore wines.

Italy finished with the highest score thanks in the main to the fact if offers the most wine tasting experiences – 993 to chose from – of any country.
It has a total of 21 wine regions “covering the full range of grapes and types”.
Spain finished 3rd, one place ahead of South Africa. Australia was ranked 15th, US 27th and the famous wine producing nation of Great Britain came in 30th place
The debate over whether France or Italy is the best for wine, or which country produces the finest wines has long raged over the Alps.