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Expedia’s​ ​new​ ​ranking​ ​reveals​ ​the​ ​best​ ​sparkling​ ​wine​ ​countries​ ​in​ ​the world

● Travel​ ​experts​ ​name​ ​France​ ​as​ ​the​ ​world’s​ ​best​ ​wine​ ​country,​ ​followed​ ​closely​ ​by​ ​Italy
● Interactive​ ​new​ ​resource​ ​helps​ ​connoisseurs​ ​plan​ ​wine-inspired​ ​holidays
● Guide​ ​used​ ​five​ ​benchmarks​ ​to​ ​assign​ ​each​ ​country​ ​a​ ​points​ ​score

London,​ ​UK 10.04.2018
For​ ​immediate​ ​release

Travellers​ ​with​ ​a​ ​thirst​ ​for​ ​holiday​ ​destinations​ ​where​ ​great-tasting​ ​wine​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​key criteria​ ​will​ ​be​ ​fully​ ​satisfied​ ​with​ ​travel​ ​expert​ ​Expedia’s​ ​new​ ​resource,​ ​which​ ​reveals​ the best​ ​sparkling​ ​wine​ ​countries​ ​in​ ​the​ ​world​,​ ​with​ ​France​ ​topping​ ​the​ ​list.

From​ ​Italy​ ​to​ ​China​ ​and​ ​everywhere​ ​in​ ​between,​ ​Expedia​ ​have​ ​pulled​ ​out​ ​all​ ​the​ ​stops​ ​to provide​ ​an​ ​engaging,​ ​highly​ ​visual​ ​journey​ ​through​ ​the​ ​world​ ​of​ ​wine,​ ​listing​ ​the​ ​planet’s​ ​top wineries​ ​and​ ​vineyards​ ​across​ ​15​ ​countries​ ​and​ ​giving​ ​holidaymakers​ ​plenty​ ​of​ ​inspiration for​ ​wine-themed​ ​trips.

Expedia’s​ ​data-backed​ ​interactive​ ​guide​ ​used​ ​five​ ​benchmarks​ ​-​ ​including​ ​how​ ​many wine-producing​ ​hectares​ ​a​ ​country​ ​has​ ​to​ ​how​ ​well​ ​regarded​ ​its​ ​wines​ ​are​ ​-​ ​to​ ​assign​ ​each country​ ​a​ ​maximum​ ​of​ ​50​ ​points.​ ​France,​ ​a​ ​country​ ​well​ ​known​ ​for​ ​its​ ​wine​ ​production,​ ​was the​ ​stand-out​ ​winner​ ​with​ ​43.4​ ​points,​ ​some​ ​way​ ​above​ ​competitors​ ​Italy​ ​(second​ ​with​ ​34.9 points)​ ​and​ ​Spain​ ​(third​ ​with​ ​21.6​ ​points).

The​ ​resource​ ​represents​ ​the​ ​major​ ​wine​ ​players,​ ​including​ ​the​ ​aforementioned​ ​big​ ​three​ ​and countries​ ​like​ ​the​ ​US,​ ​Chile​ ​and​ ​Argentina,​ ​but​ ​also​ ​smaller​ ​producers​ ​like​ ​Wales.

This​ ​is​ ​not​ ​only​ ​a​ ​data-backed​ ​ranking​ ​of​ ​the​ ​best​ ​wine​ ​countries​ ​in​ ​the​ ​world​ ​-​ ​it’s​ ​also​ ​an inspiring,​ ​informative​ ​travel​ ​guide​ ​for​ ​anyone​ ​thinking​ ​of​ ​going​ ​on​ ​a​ ​wine​ ​holiday.​ ​With​ ​top tips​ ​from​ ​experts,​ ​wineries​ ​and​ ​vineyards​ ​you​ ​probably​ ​haven’t​ ​heard​ ​of,​ ​things​ ​to​ ​see​ ​and​ ​do and​ ​help​ ​with​ ​itinerary​ ​planning,​ ​this​ ​is​ ​the​ ​definitive​ ​resource​ ​for​ ​wine​ ​lovers.

“We​ ​wanted​ ​to​ ​create​ ​something​ ​engaging​ ​and​ ​genuinely​ ​useful​ ​for​ ​people​ ​who​ ​love​ ​wine and​ ​love​ ​travelling,”​ ​says​ ​Senior​ ​SEO​ ​Project​ ​Manager​ ​at​ ​Expedia,​ ​Patricia​ ​Hernanz.

“With​ ​wine-themed​ ​holidays​ ​offering​ ​a​ ​way​ ​to​ ​really​ ​get​ ​to​ ​know​ ​a​ ​country,​ ​we’ve​ ​listed​ ​some of​ ​the​ ​top​ ​wine​ ​estates​ ​and​ ​spoke​ ​to​ ​top​ ​sommeliers​ ​of​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​top​ ​restaurants​ ​around the​ ​world​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​our​ ​guide.​ ​We​ ​think​ ​it’ll​ ​be​ ​a​ ​must-read​ ​for​ ​anyone​ ​with​ ​an​ ​interest​ ​in great​ ​wine.”

About​ ​Expedia

Whether​ ​you​ ​know​ ​exactly​ ​what​ ​trip​ ​you​ ​want,​ ​need​ ​ideas,​ ​or​ ​want​ ​help​ ​narrowing​ ​down​ ​your search,​ ​​ ​makes​ ​it​ ​easy​ ​to​ ​find​ ​the​ ​holiday​ ​that​ ​is​ ​right​ ​for​ ​you.​ ​Launched​ ​in November​ ​1998,​ ​​ ​is​ ​operated​ ​by​ ​Expedia,​ ​Inc.,​ ​the​ ​world's​ ​largest​ ​online​ ​travel company.​​ ​is​ ​the​ ​largest​ ​online​ ​travel​ ​provider​ ​for​ ​the​ ​UK,​ ​serving​ ​millions​ ​of travellers​ ​every​ ​year.

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