World's 10 Best Trips for Wine Lovers

April 17, 2014 at 6:00:00 PM EDT | Post a Comment

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There’s nothing quite as enchanting as a vacation in one of the world’s great wine regions, where stunningly beautiful vineyards serve as the perfect backdrop for tasting some of the best vintages available. And while more and more wine destinations seem to sprout up every year, some places will always set the standard for wine lovers. Whether you want to taste your way across Burgundy, Piedmont, Sonoma, or the Douro Valley, these 10 essential trips will inspire you to explore the wide world of winemaking.

by Alexis Korman

Alexis Korman is a freelance wine, food, and travel writer based in New Orleans, and Contributing Food Editor at Wine Enthusiast Magazine. She’s also co-founder of an artisanal kombucha project, Big Easy ’Bucha, launching soon. Follow her adventures eating and drinking around the world on Twitter @lexisips.

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anexpatdiary on October 10, 2016 at 7:37:00 AM EDT

This is a great list with some very good ideas. Oregon as another option for a wine trip was quite special :) As a wine lover myself I'm often looking for ideas on new travel destinations where I can do some wine tasting. I even wrote a blog post about it as well, which adds some other places to this guide

ribeirasacra on May 9, 2014 at 3:34:37 PM EDT

I think you clam that the Douro Valley is one of the oldest in Europe make be not correct. A lot of wine areas can be dated back to Roman times. The Douro, along with its near neighbour in Spian, The Ribeira Sacra are considered areas that fall in the category of vino heroica. Read more here:

CognacTasting on April 21, 2014 at 8:57:18 AM EDT

One more vineyard for wine Enthusiasts, our cognac lovers I should say, is the the Grande Champagne vineyards that is the highest concentration of traditional distilleries in the world that elaborate the best cognacs. Some photograpfs from this vineyards here : Enjoy the tour.

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