Wine Capitals of Europe:  Top 5 Picks

Bordeaux, France: Bordeaux's nutrient-rich soil and temperate climate make it one of France’s most productive wine regions, famous for cabernet sauvignon and merlot.

Florence, Italy Tuscany’s Florence is known for Chianti and Brunello de Montalcino, with the modern marvel Super Tuscan making headlines in the 1970s.

Sofia, Bulgaria Bulgaria, with a winemaking history dating back to 4000 BC, produces sweet wines like Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc near the Black Sea.

Vienna, Austria Vienna is famous for its dessert wines, including Riesling and grüner Veltliner, which pair well with the city's renowned sweet treats.

Santorini, Greece: Santorini's dry climate yields unique wines, with Assyrtiko and Malagousia for white wine lovers, and Xinomavro and Agiorgitiko for red wine enthusiasts.