This winter weather already has me thinking of a few wine excursions in 2014. Here's a list compiled by Wine Enthusiast magazine, which celebrates the very best in international wine, food and cultural adventure - let's have a look together, eh?
Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently released its top picks for their must-visit wine destinations in its third annual Travel Issue. With its diverse list of powerhouse wine regions as well as travel discoveries, the issue showcases the editors’ favorite wine finds from around the globe and offers readers unique insight into each destination’s distinctive epicurean culture. Profiles on the best places to stay and visit, where to dine and, most importantly, taste outstanding wines, transports Wine Enthusiast’s readers deep into each location.
Highlighting unexpected and emerging regions like Baja, Mexico and Texas Hill Country to more well-known destinations such as Sonoma, California and Mendoza, Argentina emphasizes, more than ever, the magazine’s dedication to providing surprising wine discoveries found nowhere else. Each destination is uncovered with exclusive tips on the region plus local-in-the-know suggestions that bring the reader to the heart of each featured must visit spot.
The 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2014 are:
The Aegean Islands, Greece
Valle de Guadalupe/ Baja California, Mexico
Hill Country, Texas
Barossa Valley, Australia
Walla Walla, Washington
“Wine Enthusiast is committed to travel and wine is the ultimate entrée into the world’s most amazing destinations,” Says Executive Editor Susan Kostrzewa. “This year’s list represents the best—and in some cases still unknown— places in which to marry a love of wine, food and culture right now."
As one of the most respected and quoted authorities in the world of wine lifestyle and adventure, it’s no wonder that Wine Enthusiast Magazine is the definitive guide for the top wine discoveries of 2014. To read the full profiles of the 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations for the year, pick up the February issue, available digitally at WineMag.com or in the newsstand. You can find Wine Enthusiast on the web at www.WineMag.com, and be sure to find a wine or food tasting, dinner, class or event at www.LocalWineEvents.com.
Please share your WISH LIST of destinations for 2014 -- love to hear about them.