Portugal named Best Wine Region to Visit in the World (2014).
English Columbia, Chile, New Zealand, Croatia see best five completions
The stops are pulled, the votes are in, and perusers of USA TODAY and 10Best have enthusiastically voted Portugal’s Alentejo the #1 ‘Best Wine Region to Visit,’ from among 20 commendable candidates.
Our decently voyaged master assignment board – a wine instructor and a wine purchaser – made the first choices and afterward perusers voted day by day amid the challenge’s four-week run. While British Columbia’s Okananagan Valley delighted in an early lead, enthusiasts of Portugal’s engaging Alentejo locale in the end guaranteed it took top respects.
The full rundown of victors in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice challenge for ‘Best Wine Region to Visit’ challenge classification is as per the following:
The endless Alentejo, extending to Portugal’s southwestern coast, is still off the radar for some explorers. This interesting provincial area is similar to an excursion back in time. The different territory holds olive forests and vineyards, interesting towns, bloom filled glades and backwoods.
“The Alentejo is best known for its tough red wines produced using an exceptional blend of indigenous varietals,” says Kerry Woolard, who served on the master board. “Presently, more recognizable vinifera, for example, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot are being created there as well.”
The nourishment in Alentejo is rural and genuine, taking full point of interest of the agrarian way of life in the range. You won’t discover a created coastline of lodgings; rather Alentejo’s shorelines – considered the absolute most sensational and wonderful in Europe – oblige guests to search out hotel in autonomous visitor houses. The Alentejo is similar to an excursion back in time for wine sweethearts. The Faro and Lisbon air terminals are every under two hours away.
English Columbia’s Okanagan Valley came in at a solid #2, its reliable fans helping voters to remember the range’s rich scene of mountains and streams. The Okanagan offers incredible open doors for outside entertainment in the middle of tastings.
A generous congrats to all victors!