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While we all know Europe to be a fantastic place to visit when it comes to offering culinary delights, there are still some people out there who have yet to discover that there are some exceptional wine regions here too! Europe is undoubtedly the very origin of winemaking and has a history, culture and particular soil that make each area able to infuse its wine with a unique flavour. Visit any of the great wine regions in Europe and you can be sure to be rewarded with far more than an outstanding and memorable wine tasting experience.
Before you make your way to one of these spectacular wine regions, be sure to get your E111 card fi you do not already have one. It will ensure that you are protected when it comes to receiving emergency healthcare should require it on the duration of your trip. It is also a fantastic long term investment and is valid for 5 years, allowing you to stay safe and healthy when travelling to Europe over the course of the 5 years.
Tuscany in Italy is probably one of the most famous wine regions in the world and it is one of the main reasons why so many people flock to the region each year. From its picture perfect scenery to its temperate climate and ancient cellar doors, there is very little that can lessen the appeal of this part of the world. Chianti is perhaps the most recognised wine in this region and has won awards in recent years.
The sparkling wine in the Champagne-Ardenne region if France is the only one that can take the title of true champagne This region is knowns for its chalky soil and caves which is why the wine here is cooled in chalk cellars for a minimum of one and half years before being released. This part of the world is famous for producing the likes of Vueve Cliquot, Moet and Dom Perignon.
Porto in Portugal may not be first place that comes to mind when you think about the great wine regions of the world, however it would be foolish to overlook its place as the home of fortified wine. The wine produced here is also steeped with history as during the time when the UK was at war with France, they looked at importing wine from Portugal rather than having to rely on France, however the wine spoiled during the passage which is why the choice to fortify the wine occurred and has remained popular since then.
At the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains you will find the lovely La Rioja region in Spain which is known all over the world for producing some of the finest wines ever. Alongside tasting wine, this part of the world offers a wealth of other things that you can do to pass the time, from taking a trip up the mountains to soaking up the areas views that can be found in abundance.
05 Jul 2017
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