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10 Wine Tasting Around the World

Kanan Isazade Kanan Isazade 29 August 2021
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Famous writer Ernest Hemingway said the following words about wine: "Wine is one of the most civilized and natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection. It gives a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than any other purely sensory thing." Ernest Hemıngway generalized the effect of wine shortly and clearly. Different nations have kept their wine traditions for centuries, and today people from all over the world visit those famous wine destinations. If you have such a desire, then this blog is for you. Today, I will mention priceless details about various wine tasting tours.

Wine Tasting In France

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France is one of the first countries that come to mind while speaking about wine. It is the second-largest wine producer in the world, and France produces more than 42 million hectoliters of wine per year. The country is rich in wine plantations, and you can join wine tasting tours France to taste them. Totally, France has 17 wine regions and they are Alsace, Armagnac and Cognac, Beaujolais and Lyonnais, Savoie and Bugey, South-West, Loire Valley, Rhone Valley, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Corsica, Jura, Languedoc, Lorraine, Poitou-Charentes, Provence, and Roussillon. Is wine tasting free? On some occasions, you may need to pay some amount of money to taste the wine. In most areas, you will see wine stores with a sommelier. You can try the wine in these stores for a reliable price.

Wine Tasting Tours In Tuscany

All wine fans have heard about Tuscany. It is not only a famous location in Italy but also all over the world. Probably, you have seen red brick houses of Tuscany surrounded by wineries on the internet. Wine is like a family tradition in Tuscany. So, you can effortlessly find many family-owned plantations. Visiting the region will give you a chance to try different tastes as there are several subregions. Some of the most famous ones are Brunello di Montalcino, Montepulciano, and Chianti. They are close to each other. So, visiting all of them for several hours is possible. Most people advise joining wine tasting tours in Tuscany, not only for tasting one of the best wines in the world, but also to learn some historical background.

There are plenty of tours that you can join. Tours are available between March and October. Is wine tasting free? If you want to visit wineries on your own, then you can find places to taste free. On the other hand, you should pay the tour charge. The price for tours changes between 100-200 Euro and lasts for nine hours.

Wine Tasting Experiences In London

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London has a different meaning and importance to each person. Some people love this city because of its architecture. Others admire football. On the other hand, some people are interested in wine tasting London. People of London are falling in love with wine. It is not surprising that London is one of the top 10 most wine-drinking cities lists. More than 360 million bottles of wine are consumed per year in London. Which places are the best for wine tasting London? The list is quite long, but some of the most well-known are Skylon, Denbies Wine Estate, Michael Schuster, London Wine Academy, Bedales Wine Workshop, Winemakers Club, etc. If you are traveling as a couple, we advise you to visit Skylon. Having diner and tasting marvelous wines in Skylon will be an unforgettable moment for your relationship.

Wine tasting San Diego

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San Diego has a Mediterranean climate, rich fertile soil, shortly, everything for growing wine grapes. It is one of the most famous wine destinations in America. You can see wine plantations almost everywhere in San Diego, in urban areas, along the coast, in farmland, etc. How can I taste wine in San Diego? Of course, the first way is visiting a wine tasting room or wineries on your own and having a little adventure. Another choice is joining tours and letting them take you on a journey to a winery or wine tasting room. What are the recommended locations for wine tasting San Diego? Some of the famous ones to taste a wine and get a wine tasting course are Bernardo Winery, Carruth Cellars, Castelli Family Vineyards, etc. Bernardo Winery is one of the most famous places, where you can find more than 2500 wine types and more than 30 local wine sorts.

Vancouver Wine Tasting

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Vancouver is not only known as a safe place to live in but also is famous for wine tasting Vancouver. Most tasting locations are several hours away from the city center, but it is not bad news. You can get rid of the hustle and bustle of a crowded city and enjoy your drink. Such as in other examples, the best way of discovering the vineyards is to tour if you are alien. There are plenty of them in Vancouver, but one of the best ones is Vine & Hops. It is the only tour that offers four winery tours. Your journey with Vine and Hops will last for six hours, and you will learn a lot during this voyage, from wine-producing to tasting. Other worth mentioning tours or locations for wine tasting Vancouver are Lulu Island Winery (largest winery of metro Vancouver), Canadian Craft Tours, Hart House Restaurant, and so on.

Cape Town (How much is wine tasting in Cape Town?)

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Cape Town is a city in South Africa that charms us with its beauty and nature. The city is famous for a lot of things, and wine is one of them. Cape Town is lucky in this matter; it is surrounded by six fertile viticultural regions. Actually, you will not wait a lot to see those vineyards. Just an hour's drive from the city center and you will fall in love. Of course, you can taste Cape Town wines somewhere else, but tasting where it grows is an unmissable opportunity. Add these places to your wine tasting list: Stark-Condé Wines, Rust en Vrede, Quoin Rock Wine Estate, Oldenburg Vineyards, etc. How much is wine tasting in Cape Town? The price starts from two dollars and goes up ( it is much more expensive than two dollars in most places).

Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tours

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The wine-producing traditions of Hunter Valley date back to the 19th century. There are more than 150 wineries in the region, and it means that there is a lot to try. The most popular wine in the region is Semillon. It has been planted since 1830. Other most suitable grapes for this region are Chardonnay, Verdelho, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, etc. As there are plenty of wineries, finding Hunter Valley wine tasting tours is not a problem. There are full-day, half-day, and other types of tours. Each of them has a different travel route. So, ask about it from tour leaders. The price for tours mostly starts from 50-70 USD.

Best Wine Tasting In Los Angeles

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It is a city that does not allow its guests to feel bored. Finding something to enjoy in Los Angeles is a piece of cake, and one of the best ways of enjoying the city is wine tasting Los Angeles. Probably, when you google wine tasting Los Angeles, you will find Napa or Sonoma, which are a little bit away from the city center. But, there are much closer options. A 45 minutes drive will be enough to reach wine tasting locations such as Malibu and Ojai. If you have more time, you can go to Los Olivos or Santa Ynez.

The Best Wines In Catalonia

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Catalonia is another location that has a rich wine-producing tradition. It dates back to the Roman ages, and Catalonainas know how tasty wine should be. Catalonia is the place where you will find one of the best red wines in the world. They get this fame thanks to grapes such as Garnacha and Carignan. How can I taste them? You can join wine tasting tours in return for some amount of money. Depending on the number of vineyards visited and extra option price changes between 80-150 USD. Moreover, if you want, you can apply for a wine tasting course.

Santorini Winery Tours

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Everyone has heard about the blue roof white houses, the charming nature, and the pure waters of Santorini, but not everyone has information that Santorini is one of the ancient wine producers of the world. Probably, you have noticed that not all wines taste the same. It is because of the production method and the region. Thanks to soil and micro-climate, wines of Santorini have a unique taste. The most popular wines of the island are Mezzo, Nychteri, and Vinsanto. You can taste them in restaurants or in vineyards. Choose which one is suitable for you?

Bonus: Bordeaux Wine Tasting Tours

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I started my blog with France and want to end it with one of the most famous wine regions of France, Bordeaux. It is the region that we must mention while talking about wine tasting tours France. Unsurprisingly, Bordeaux is known as an unofficial capital of wine. There are different wine types, but the most popular ones are white wines (mostly made from Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc). Join Bordeaux wine tasting tours and taste some of the best wines in the world (tour prices change between 50-650 USD).

So, book your flight, obtain your visa have a fun-filled journey, and tasting wine!!

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Kanan Isazade

Kanan Isazade was born and grew up in Baku, but now he is in Turkey because he is doing a Master's degree in Energy. Kanan loves to travel and meet people from various cultures, races, and beliefs. He travelled to more than 10 cities, and most of them are in Turkey. Kanan's motto is: learn new languages, travel around the world, read as many books as you can, and never forget to put yourself in someone's shoes to understand others.

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