If you’re planning to go travelling in 2016 this article has just what you need; this week the Ideal Wine Company names five of the best cities in the world for wine lovers.
Distinct wine scenes
Human beings have been making wine since the Age of Antiquity. This long and varied history has cultivated thriving wine scenes across the world; each different from the last. If you want to find a new wine destination in 2016, you might want to think about visiting one of the following five cities:
San Francisco, California
America’s most liberal city is a magnet for wine enthusiasts. Establishments in the Marina and Finance Districts of San Francisco are known for their up-scale, varied wine lists. The city also happens to be located near some of California’s most famous wine-making regions – Napa Valley and Sonoma County. If you want to try wine from the Golden State before you head out to the US, buy the Screaming Eagle 1993 from the Ideal Wine Company.
Perched above the Douro River, Porto is the global capital of Port Wine. The charming city is known for its tasting rooms – which first debuted in the 1960s. These facilities provide you with a unique chance to learn more about Port, and sample some of the finest varieties in the world. If you want to drink one of the products you may find in Porto, buy Fonsecas Finest 1977 Vintage Port from our product list.
Hong Kong, China
The Chinese are developing an appetite for wine, and this has allowed a fascinating wine scene to grow up in the city of Hong Kong. The former British colony is particularly known for its rich wine lists that tend to boast some of the best Bordeaux vintages on the planet. It also house a range of boutique California wineries that pair various wines with adventurous American-style dishes. As the Ideal Wine Company reported, Hong Kong is also becoming a global centre for people who love Port.
If you have a taste for Austrian wines, then Vienna is well worth a visit. The city provides easy access to some of the country’s most popular vineyards and wineries. It’s also near the “Weritas” Wine Centre, which features a modern glass-walled tasting-room, where visitors can sample more than 30-some wines sourced from the Wagram wine-making region of Austria.
Cape Town, South Africa
South African wines are becoming increasingly popular across the planet, and if you want to sample the best the country has to offer, go to Cape Town. The citizens of Cape Town have been making both red and white wines for over 300 years, which means it boasts a range of vineyards that grow a variety of grapes including Shiraz and Chardonnay. A lot of hotels in Cape Town offer packages which include tours of over 130 vineyards and vineries.