While nothing beats sipping a glass of wine at home, there are many great places in the world to taste wine. Renowned wine regions feature world-class wineries that have a lot to offer. Each top wine destination has its own terroir, creating distinct red and white wines that are authentic in taste and difficult to find. Wine tours and tastings allow you to experience the unique wine culture and history of each destination, while being able to soak in scenic and breathtaking views. If you enjoy wine and are looking for your next getaway, we've compiled the ultimate world wine guide for you: where to go, when to visit, which type of wine is enjoyed most there, paired with the appropriate wine glass used for each type wine.
Wine Culture: Considered a historic and superior wine region in the world, Tuscany has an old world culture that is still evident today. The Chianti region is a great touring area within Tuscany with many medieval castles surrounded by acres of land.
What to Do: Chianti medieval castles are worth exploring; they have excellent wine tastings and guided tours. The castles also often feature restaurants with spectacular cuisines to pair with regional wines. A few vineyards offer winemaking sessions where you can stomp grapes like the Romans did.
When to Visit: September through October
Type of Wine to Enjoy: Super Tuscan – a regional red blend featuring non-indigenous typically containing Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, along with a few other reds.