Thursday, 19 September 2013

Top global and Asian wineries / breweries

Nashik wineyards among top five winery destinations in Asia

TripAdvisor reveals best known breweries and distilleries in Asia and rest of the world

A traveller likes to indulge himself.  And that’s a high for him. According to a Food and Travel Survey conducted by TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel planning site, 33% respondents say “they have attended a wine/whiskey tour while on a holiday. Among those who hadn’t, almost half expressed their interest in attending one if given a chance indicating a latent opportunity for wine and dine tourism within India as well as promoting such international fests and tours for the outbound traveller”.
The 2012 survey indicates the there’s a sizeable number of passionate tippling travellers touring the world for famous wineries and breweries. In fact, there’s nothing so pleasant as travelling to an actual brewery or winery that produces the boozy goodness and has both, rich brewing traditions and viniculture scenes. At these farms, you can either kick back on the weekend or plan adventurous tours.

The spirited Indian can also raise a toast to the vineyards at Nashik in Maharashtra – the ‘grape-bowl of India’ – among the top five choices in Asian wineries. Travellers to the York Winery & Tasting Room (ranked 4th among Asian wineries) and Sula Vineyards (5th) say visits to these specialised farms are, well… special. Whether you are a connoisseur or an amateur don’t let inhibitions and pretensions get the better of you. Take a tour of the vineyards and be as enthusiastic as you can to learn more about wine – here, they are quite accommodative to people who want to know more about the age-old art of winemaking.

Based on travellers’ reviews, TripAdvisor presents lists of some of the best known breweries and distilleries in Asia and rest of the world:

Top Global Breweries

1.       Ringwood Brewery, Ringwood, United Kingdom              
4.       Laphroaig Distillery, Islay, United Kingdom              
8.       Bruichladdich Distillery, Islay, United Kingdom              
9.       The Blue Anchor, Helston, United Kingdom              

Top Asian Wineries

7.       PB Valley Khao Yai Winery, Pak Chong, Thailand              
8.       Shimane Winery, Izumo, Japan   

Top Asian Breweries

Top Global wineries

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