|Italy wins top spot in TripAdvisor Wine Destinations Awards|
|Written by Carol Emmas|
|Wednesday, 17 October 2012 09:42|
Online travel website TripAdvisor has announced the European winners of its 2012 Travellers' Choice Wine Destinations Awards.
Italy takes the top spot, with Tuscany coming out as the number-one Travellers' Choice Wine Destination for Europe and Aquitaine in France takes second place. Although France dominates the top 10 with five destinations, Italy still takes first, fourth and fifth positions.
Spain's Costa de la Luz and Portugal's Porto district also make an appearance, in ninth and tenth places respectively.
Despite England becoming more popular in wine production, it is yet to make it into the European top 10 this year.
The top spots are based on millions of traveller reviews and opinions on TripAdvisor, and based on their popularity as wine destinations, taking into account travellers' reviews and opinions for local wineries, restaurants, attractions and accommodations.
TripAdvisor spokesperson Emma Shaw said: "Italian and French destinations have dominated this year's Travellers' Choice Wine Destinations list, with classic wine-producing regions proving that not only do people love to drink their wine, but have a great time visiting the areas as well."
Travellers' Choice Wine Destinations – Europe:
1. Tuscany, Italy
For the complete list of Travellers' Choice Wine Destinations 2012 winners, go to tripadvisor.co.uk/travelerschoice-wine