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10 emerging gourmet destinations in Europe

10 emerging gourmet destinations in Europe

 Hampshire, UK

Best for: a countryside escape

Meet the home of some of Europe’s finest sparkling wines. In December, Hambledon Vineyard beat gloried French champagnes such as Taittinger to top Noble Rot magazine’s blind taste test, and its Meonhill Grande Reserve is now the sole fizz served on Virgin Atlantic’s 787 fleet.

As for food, local charcuterie has undergone a revolution thanks to farm-to-table hotels such as The PIG. July’s mighty, month-long Hampshire Food Festival continues to rise in stature, too. Expect farmers' markets and open days galore.

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