If you are crazy about wine, in all likelihood, you enjoy trying local wine whenever you are visiting a new place. Certainly, tasting local cuisine and locally manufactured drinks is one of the most pleasant parts of travelling.
Where should you go in the first place if you want to have an ultimate experience of wine tasting? Here are several crucial destinations for wine enthusiasts!
What should you know while choosing wine in a new place?
As you will see in the following parts of this short guide on the best destinations for wine devotees, each country is specialising in particular types of grape. In fact, it is recommended to choose wine produced of these most popular types of grape in a particular country as they tend to be of the highest quality.
For example, the largest amount of Tempranillo is produced in Spain. Note this means the country is not only the main manufacturer of such wine but it also has the product of the best quality. For that reason, you should pay attention to the particular types of wine a country is specialising in.
Willing to visit the world largest manufacturer of wine?
If the aim of your trip is to go to the destination manufacturing the largest amount of wine in the world, your choice will be Italy. Even though for a long time the greatest amount of wine was made by France, the numbers have already changed. Currently, almost 16% of the entire amount of wine in the world is produced in Italy.
When it comes to the grape this country is specialising in such species as Prosecco, Nebbiolo, Trebbiano Toscano, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Nero d’Avola and Barbera.
The second world’s largest manufacturer of wine
Certainly, no list of tourist destinations for the wine enthusiasts can make do without France. Actually, it used to be the number one manufacturer of wine in the world. Even though the situation has changed, the position of this country is very high on the list of wine manufacturers. Certainly, France is an amazing tourist destination itself.
The variety of grape this country is specialising in is absolutely impressive. The major grapes produced by this country are Gamay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Grenache, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Trebbiano Toscano, Syrah, Carignan, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. The current total production of wine in France right now is around 13.75%.
A trip to California
Not everyone is aware of the fact The USA is a large wine manufacturer. Actually, right now this country us the third world’s wine producer with the total level of production around 12.41% at the moment.
It is crucial to note that if you want to make a trip specifically to the area known for wine production, you should go to California and especially to Modesto. Here, Gallo is located which is currently the largest manufacturer of wine in the entire world.
The major grapes of The USA are Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Chardonnay and Merlot.
Other countries to go if you are crazy about wine
Certainly, you might be aware of the fact Spain is also a crucial wine manufacturer. In point of fact, this country has the largest acreage of vineyards, although the wine yields are lower than in other top European wine producing countries. That is why, the total amount of wine produced in this country is somewhat lower. As it has already been mentioned above, Tempranillo is one of the major grapes in this country. Others are Bobal, Airen, Monastrell and Garnacha.
By the way, another great destination in Europe for wine enthusiasts is Germany.
Other top wine manufacturers are Argentina, China, Chile, South Africa and Australia.