Did you know that people have enjoyed the taste of wine for centuries? Some historical sources claim that it was as early as 7000 BCE that fermented honey, rice, and fruit were first found in China. In the 340 BCE, Aristotle was already drinking “black wine” with a taste of oregano and thyme on the Greek island of Lemnos.
And it is not hard to understand why ancient civilizations were crazy about this divine beverage. A glass of wine helps you unwind after a hard day at work. It is also an indulgent addition to a delightful meal. Imagine parties, family occasions and chilled out dinners with friends without a glass of fine wine. It is impossible, painful and unbearable, isn`t it? But let`s go a step further and explore some of the world`s best destinations for wine tasting:
Argentina should be heading the bucket list of each wine lover. Provinces like Salta, Córdoba, San Juan, and the world-famous Mendoza are offering a variety of wine types to satisfy even the pickiest wine drinkers. From the award-winning malbecs and merlot to the simple but memorable vino patero (foot-pressed wine), Argentina is definitely a top-notch wine destination.
Besides, the extraordinary wine varieties are complemented by the scenic Andean landscape and the world-class grilled steaks served in the area.
We are leaving South America and heading to the most popular wine tasting region in the United States – the Napa Valley. With more than 450 wineries, the region attracts all the thirsty travelers longing for a glass of world-class wine. The wine varieties to be found in Napa include cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, pinot noir, zinfandel, sauvignon blanc and others.
Don`t miss a visit in the neighboring Sonoma region that is also specializing in offering excellent wine and delicious food.
Perhaps, no list of best wine destinations can go without France. French wine is well-known for its excellent taste that is complimenting the country`s exquisite cuisine.
While in France, head to Bordeaux that is among the most prestigious wine producing regions in the country. Try some of the best table wine flavors whereas touring around elegant castles and vineyards.
If you value good food and wine, Italy is the place for you. In particular, the province of Tuscany is a can`t-miss destination for those wishing to enjoy some of the world`s best red wines that is pleasantly combined with Italian pasta. Plus, the travelers get a bonus of some beautiful landscapes and a bunch of medieval houses and castles awaiting a visit.
5. South Africa
In search of a sip of exquisite wine, we need to land in Cape Town and specifically the world`s renown Cape Winelands. The local production offers some excellent sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, and pinot noir varieties. Except for the nice wine, you get some awe-striking views and an adventurous but pleasing journey in exotic Africa.
Inspired to go wine tasting? Pack your luggage and book your next trip. You deserve a sip of good wine. Enjoy! 🙂