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Listing the best restaurants in the world for wine lovers is a tall order—but these are a few can’t-miss spots.

Restaurant Hélène Darroze (Paris,France)
Celebrated chef Hélène Darroze’s eatery, located near the Jardin du Luxembourg, offers fresh takes on classical French cooking with the finest seasonal ingredients. Her family has also been producing Armagnacs for three generations.

Euro (Auckland, New Zealand)
This waterfront restaurant offers prime views of Auckland’s marina and features more than 142 New Zealand wines by the bottle, along with freshly caught fish and organic comfort food like forest mushroom pie. A favorite among wine industry insiders.

Lung King Heen (Hong Kong, China) Located
on the fourth floor of the Four Seasons in Hong Kong, this restaurant was the first in China to win three Michelin stars. Executive Chef Chan Yan Tak offers dim sum and Cantonese cuisine, along with a French-leaning wine list with picks from Alsace, Burgundy and the Loire—and killer views of the harbor.

La Bottega del Vino (Verona, Italy) The winemaker hangout in Verona, this Italian eatery was built in 1890 and possesses a cellar stocked with over 80,000 bottles.

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About the Author
Alexis Korman
Contributing Editor

Currently based in New Orleans, Korman joined Wine Enthusiast as an editor in 2010 and has been authoring trends-driven travel, wine, cocktail and food content for over a decade, including work for publications like New York Magazine, Fodors.com, The Travel Channel, Premier Traveler, Time Out New York, Chicago Tribune and amNY. In addition to her role with Wine Enthusiast, she’s a short fiction writer, and is co-founder of Big Easy ‘Bucha—an artisanal kombucha beverage company that gives back to food charities in New Orleans. Email: akorman@wineenthusiast.net




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