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The Graves is known as the ‘cradle’ of fine Bordeaux. It is an historic region, with vineyards and chateaux dating back to the middle Ages. In the 17th century they began making ‘The New French Claret’ here, which would come to define the style of red Bordeaux. Known for the quality of both its red and white wines, Graves is the only Bordeaux region that has a classification for its dry white as well as its red wines. Since 1987, the Graves has been divided into two appellations: Graves to the south and Pessac-Léognan to the north.

Mendoza is filled with idyllic spots to while away the evening drinking wine with friends. Whether you are looking for a trendy wine bar, a secluded wine garden or a couple of copas de vino in a winery, Argentina’s wine capital offers many great options for that all-important wine hangout.

All restaurants and bars in Mendoza will offer at least a handful of Malbec wines on their drinks menu, but if you are a real oenophile then there are a couple places you’ll want to add on your hotlist for their excellent selection wine selections:

Wine means pleasure and conviviality: in Verona you can have both.

~~At the heart of the vineyard terraces listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Lavaux Vinorama introduces you to the wines of this unique Swiss region. The highlights include over 250 different local wines you can sample and buy and a fascinating documentary.

If you are looking for somewhere different to share a glass of wine with friends, here are a few fun ideas in Bordeaux

In Mainz/Rheinhessen there are many wineries and bars, where you can meet and enjoy a glass of wine. Most of these listed locations have received the Best Of Wine Tourism Award by providing an innovative wine tourism concept.

Sure, you can hire a car and explore those out-of-the-way wineries along the backroads. But why spend half your day on the road when there are so many excellent tasting rooms within an easy walk? Here are a few of the most accessible urban wineries and tasting rooms you can get to on foot, depending on the town you’re in.

Great wine is best shared with friends on a warm summer evening or cosy winter night, and in Adelaide, South Australia there's countless welcoming bars in vibrant laneways that are ready to pour you a glass of the State's finest.

 

Oh those lovely landscapes and award-winning wines of Napa Valley. St. Helena is in the heart of it. Still, what makes St. Helena extra special is the way it wears its small town soul on its sleeve.

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