Recently my blogs have been focusing very heavily on astronomy. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love the subject of astronomy and the stars above us, but I feel like I should talk about some of my other hobbies, interests and passions. One such passion is travel. I love traveling the world with my family as often as possible. A famous past time associated with travel is wine tasting, and it stands to reason. Why not indulge in one of the world’s oldest beverages with friends and family?

I’ve compiled a list of some of the world’s greatest restaurants for wine tasting.

Balthazar – New York, NY

Why not start off the list with a restaurant located in the heart of one of the world’s most beloved cities? Balthazar is one of the Big Apple’s greatest French brasseries. Featuring some of the city’s most delectable French dishes, such as duck shepherd’s pie and steak frites, Balthazar is certain to satisfy your culinary cravings. But where the restaurant truly stands out is in its wine selection. With an expansive selection of white and red wines, Balthazar will leave even the most experienced connoisseur speechless.

Devon Seafood + Steak – Hershey, PA

Nestled in the comfy confines of my hometown, Devon Seafood + Steak offers some of the world’s best wine. Not only does Devon offer one of the most atmospheric dining experiences around, it also boasts a wine list of well over 50 varieties. From expensive, world-class names like Dom Perignon to more budget-friendly options like Montevina, Devon can appeal to all tastes and budgets.

Campiello – Naples – Naples, FL

If you’re looking for traditional Italian cuisine, then Campiello – Naples is the place to go. The restaurant’s design is modeled after authentic Italian culture. From its leather-bound chairs to its wide array of hand-painted murals, Campiello is sure to leave you in awe. But, like every other restaurant on this list, the restaurant truly shines in its wine selection. While its selection may not be as extensive as Devon’s, it does offer a slightly different variety, including sparkling wines, like Prosecco and Spumante. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, you might want to indulge in the restaurant’s Pinot Grigio or Chianti Superiore.