Travel & wine are the perfect pair. Wine regions are some of the richest in culture, gastronomy, and beautiful landscape. Visiting a wine region truly helps you better understand why a particular wine tastes the way it does. From the unique soil and topography of the region to winemaker practices and modern machines, so many things can impact the flavor of your wine. And you wouldn’t know this unless you travel to a wine region and visit wineries!
As a certified sommelier, folks often ask me about the best wines to drink while traveling. My answer is always - drink local! Support the local wineries by buying their regional wines. Local wines will naturally complement local food and flavors because winemakers will want their wines to pair with the foods they eat every day in their local town.
If you’re traveling, don’t be afraid to ask a local about the regional wines to make sure you try something that is from that area. Or, reach out to Sarah from @thewineceo for a recommendation!”