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Top 5: Destinations for Wine Lovers

by Tiffany Chisholm

Apr 1, 2020

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Wine lovers, here are the top five locations to release your inner sommelier.

 

Bordeaux, France
This location is in the southwestern region of the country. Any blend of wine made in that region is called a Bordeaux. The wines in this region have amazing grape blends made with specific grapes. Reds are usually made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Merlot grapes. Whites are traditionally made from Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle or Semillon grapes. The wines in the region have a reputation for being excellent, even when there is a bad season.

 

Champagne, France
This is yet another region in France where only wines made in the area of Champagne may use that name. Champagne is primarily made from Pinot Noir, Pinot Munier and Chardonnay grapes. Go wine tasting and enjoy those tiny bubbles that could bring anyone joy. Tours are available across the region, and there may be festivities along the way.

 

Cape Winelands, South Africa
This region in South Africa produces excellent Methode de Cap Classique, a sparkling wine that almost follows the techniques and methods used to make Champagne. Sign up for all the wine tastings you can attend. You may even be taken into the fields to see their grapes and learn how they are grown.

 

Napa Valley, California
Napa Valley is a well-known wine destination in the United States. The region has hundreds of vineyards and a variety of tours and wine-tasting events available in the area. Napa also has luxurious accommodations and restaurants that serve delectable food with which to pair your wines.

 

Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico
This is the Napa Valley of Mexico with more than 100 wineries and an excellent culinary scene to make the experience better. Tours are also available there, so get ready to drink, wine and dine.

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