If you're mulling over holiday destinations where good wine is one of the key criteria, why not try exploring some of the world's most interesting and best wine producing regions at leisure.
With a pick of destinations around the world, whether a glass of light and sparkling or a robust red are your favourite, be safe in the knowledge that unudlating vineyards as far as the eye can see and a good glass of vino in hand will be a guarantee.
Here's our pick of where to explore, whether you want off the beaten track in as of yet little explored wine regions like Tahiti, or to kick back and enjoy the finest Champagne and food in Reims, France.
Here's a selection of some of the most interesting and best wine regions in the world:
Ok, so we all know about Portugal's most famous fortified wines, but this is a country with far more to offer, from robust reds to light and fruity whites. Here are 10 different wines worth exploring by region. From the Azores islands set in the Atlantic ocean to Bairridas.
Wine enthusiasts with a thirst for adventure should think about some less well trodden paths from Tahiti to Sweden where the thrill of new producers and styles of wine will lead you on a journey of discovery.
Take a road trip our-hour drive east of Vancouver into160-kilometre stretch of rolling vineyards where lake views and a thriving local organic food scene pair beautifully with the regions finest wines.
Australia is right up there when it comes to new world wines with Margaret River and Barossa Valley producing some of the country's finest. But little mentioned Riverland, located in South Australia, a short three–hour drive from Adelaide, is acutally one of the biggest wine producing wine regions in the country.
Visit the engine of Australia's wine growing region: Riverland.
Ok, so we all know about Napa Valley, Champagne and Bordeaux, but how about the up and coming regions around the world where the excitement comes from the discovery from some as of yet little discovered regions. From Istria in Croatia to Elqui Valley in Chile it's time to take your pick.
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