Around the world in 80 vines

This wine experience from Laithwaite’s wine, could possibly be one of the best world wide wine tours available.

This journey of a lifetime allows wine buffs to take a 6-week tour of 5 continents, 16 specially selected wine locations, within 12 different countries and includes wine producing regions such as France, Italy, Transylvania as well as lesser-known vineyards of India.

During the trip wine aficionados will be able to not only enjoy breathtaking locations and cross into new frontiers, but also have access to be able enjoy some of the finest wines on the planet. Exclusive locations such as the winemaker next to Angelina and Brad’s vineyard in France and the Sula Vineyard, one of India’s oldest producers.

This immense wine trail lasts 42 days and pays homage to the route that Laithwaites itself has made in order to specially select their wines.

Beth Willard, expert Wine Buyer at Laithwaite’s Wine, says:

“The Grape Escape is an all-out celebration of wine. Of course it’s ambitious, but it will give lovers of wine the chance to undertake an unforgettable voyage through some of the most renowned wine spots in the world, as well as many places that are not traditionally associated with winemaking. One day you’ll be sipping wine looking over at Table Mountain and the next you’ll be deep in the ancient cellars of Transylvania, it’s a truly epic adventure.

Every year in my role as a wine buyer we are fortunate enough to visit these incredible locations in search of great wines and so it’s great to be able to give people the opportunity to walk those same vines, to taste wines straight from famous barrels and to admire the backdrops enjoyed by some of the world’s best wine producers.”

With stunning spots being covered on the voyage from Mount Etna, Table Mountain to the120km cellar tunnels of Cricova in Maldova, this really is a wine connoisseurs dream tour.

In true sophisticated style, the epic adventure starts with none other than a glass of award winning sparkling British wine from the Wyfold Vineyardwhilst the following commences;

Provence, France| Domaine de Pontfract Rose 2014

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France | Le Prince de Courthezon 2012

Rioja, Spain | Baron de Barbon Reserva 08

Tuscany, Italy | Tenuta Lamiata Brunello di Montalcino 2009

Mount Etna, Italy| Orgoglio Bianco Zibibbo 2012

Cricova, Moldova | Cuvee Aleksandr NV

Transylvania, Romania | Burebista Feteasca Neagra Shiraz 2014

Nashik, India | Sula Nasika Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Margaret River, Australia | Woodlands Chardonnay 2014

Barossa Valley, Australia | RedHeads Tomahawk Shiraz 2012

Queenstown, New Zealand | Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2014

Napa Valley, USA | Vidal Vineyards Merlot 2005

Elqui Valley, Chile |Elqui River Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Mendoza, Argentina |Fabre Montmayou Gran Reservado Malbeintensec 2012

Western Cape, South Africa | The Rustler Chenin Blanc 2014

Find out more information about the round-the-world wine trip here | www.winerist.com