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Wine Tours

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Almost regardless of where you go in the world, you can find someone in the area who is making wine. Now, obviously some places are more known for their wine production than others, and some are going to be better equipped for wine tourists - but if you play your cards right, you can probably find wine tours near to where you are already planning to visit. And do not think that in order to include wine tasting in your itinerary you will need to be a wine snob - far from it.

Just as food can be a window into a culture, wine can as well - and just as you should not be expected to be an expert on the historic significance of the ruins or artifacts you are looking at, you also should not expect yourself to be a wine expert before signing up for one of these wine tours. That is, after all, part of the reason you sign up on an organized wine tasting tour - to learn more about wine with the help of an experienced guide!

Another major benefit to signing up for wine tours instead of trying to figure it out on your own is that this way you get to let someone else do all the driving. Not only does that mean you can relax and not worry about navigating through windy country roads in a place you are not familiar with, it also means you do not have to suffer the indignity of being the designated driver for your group of wine loving friends! This way, everyone gets to sample the local vino without risking life and limb - which is an excellent deal all the way around.

As mentioned, there are wine tours in countries all over the world, all you need to do is start looking for them. Even non-oenophiles probably know that places like Italy and France are well-known for their wine regions, but there are plenty of other wine-growing countries in the world. Visitors to Spain, Chile, Australia, South Africa, Portugal, Germany, and New Zealand should definitely look into what wine tours are around - even Greece and Hungary have wine tasting tours! And do not forget the many incredible wine-growing regions of the United States, either.