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 (pictured above)
• Valle de Guadalupe/ Baja California, Mexico
• Hill Country, Texas
• Mendoza, Argentina
• Sonoma, California
• Baden, Germany
• Barossa Valley, Australia
• Walla Walla, Washington
• Languedoc, France
• Umbria, Italy
“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 and on newsstands January 15, 2014.
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