Nowadays there are a lot of its variety, practically each country has its own type of wine, but the most popular is still grape wine. During the long history of the its development, we worked out many classifications, which take into account completely different features of wine- be it the vinification method, taste, vintage or the place "of birth"- origin. The 13 largest export nations (according to 2005 dates) are Italy, France, Spain, Australia, Chile, the United States of America, Germany, South Africa, Portugal, Moldova, Hungary, Croatia and Argentina. In the United States, California accounts for the largest share of wine producers, including Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez and Temecula wineries. But still, the leader , according to the same rating, is France, of course. In our minds this country is the place of constant wine tasting holidays.
So it` s useless to enumerate all the classifications, though there are such "hit - parades" of grape drinks, as well people, devoting their lives to the study of them. It is the part of their work- to taste all those kinds- quite a hard, but pleasant job, I must admit. Want to feel yourself on their place? No problem , let`s start our wine tasting holidays.
Nowadays, a lot of tour agencies offer so called France wine tasting tours, so you have a wide choice of tours. The only thing common to all of the companies is the price being comparatively high- wine tasting holidays suppose some luxury in them, assuming participants being somehow connected with wine. Well, they may include physicians, high tech executives, wine and food professionals, members of wine tasting clubs, and just everyday people who love wine. The average age range of wine tasting holidays participant is between 35 and 60 years old. Of course , a mix of ages and a combination of couples and singles is a usual thing.
Wine tasting holidays, being rather an expensive pleasure, are aimed at giving the opportunity to taste if not many sorts, at least the prominent ones. And of course wine tasting holidays fulfills educational function - to make the world of wine, be it French or Italian, accessible, understandable and enjoyable. Besides, it is just very interesting, to know how the drink is done.
Here, as in no other tour the role of the guide is hard to overestimate. Frankly speaking, profit of the tour is mostly determines by the personality of your guide.
Wine, being a very complex and whimsical substance opens its secrets to the high-level experts. It is also important to be guided by people with the intimate, first-hand knowledge of the local culture, customs, language and gastronomy that can only be achieved by living and working in the country.
Well, you see, that a wine tasting tour is quite a unique and alternative way of time- spending, interesting and useful at the same time.
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