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There’s no shortage of superstar chefs in the Bilbao area.  The Guide Michelin 2018 has awarded rosettes to ten area restaurants, and many others, a recommendation. With so many places to choose from it’s safe to say that no matter where you go, it’s hard not to eat well in Bilbao.

While the ten rosette holders are the most coveted, with months-long waiting lists, a host of others feature up-and-coming chefs in new places that are well worth a visit.

The Young Gun of Wine is a national competition in Australia and as a Great Wine Capital of the World, it’s no surprise that South Australian young guns regularly dominate the annual awards.

Now in its tenth year, the coveted Young Gun of Wine Awards recognise emerging wine producers, looking for innovation, inspiration and ability to bring new ideas to the table.

Here are South Australia’s top 5 most romantic wine spots to visit.

1 Fleurieu Peninsula

The Fleurieu Peninsula is a paradise for beach lovers. Ever-popular as a weekend escape, you’ll find countless holiday houses and bed and breakfasts right on the water. Take a stroll down to the beach as dawn breaks, or sprawl out on the sand as sun sets. Green hills border jagged cliffs, with ocean swells below. Only minutes away you’ll find quiet coves beckoning swimmers with calm, clear waters.

Invite your love for a vacations and come visit Porto. You will experience a great romance and visit magical places.

Bordeaux is the perfect romantic venue: the scenery, the chateaux, the wine, the food, and the waterways, all grounded in history, leave you spoilt for choice.

The entire Rioja region is a great romantic destination, with its spectacular scenery of two majestic mountain ranges framing undulating hills with their patchwork of vineyards, picturesque villages, bike trails, hiking, hundreds of wineries, Michelin-starred restaurants and tapas bars.

Romantic escape? Verona is where to go!

It’s Cabernet Season here in the Napa Valley. That means not only full-bodied red wines, but mild temperatures, shorter days, roaring fireplaces, maybe a little chocolate. In other words: the height of romance. Here’s our idea of a perfectly romantic day in the Napa Valley.

The latest issue of 1843, the lifestyle magazine belonging to the Economist group features an article profiling the gastronomic scene in Bilbao, considered a worthy rival of its neighbor to the east and football rival San Sebastian.

One of the stars is chef Eneko Atxa's Azurmendi restaurant in Larrabetxu, with its avant-garde design reflecting Atxa's philosophy toward food.

Azurmendi received a 'Best Of Wine Tourism' award in 2008 from the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

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