London. Paris. New York City. Some travel destinations will always be considered classics. Cultural icons, they boast access to many of the finer things of life. That list certainly includes wine, and those culinary capitals offer plenty of it.\r\n\r\nBut what if you enjoy the thrill of a new discovery, or the road less traveled? We\u2019re here for you, too.\r\n\r\nWe\u2019ve crisscrossed the globe to highlight up-and-coming cities worth a spot on your travel radar. If exploration and enjoyment are your goal, you won\u2019t miss a beat with these exciting locales.\r\n\r\n\r\nS\u00e3o Paulo,\u00a0Brazil\r\nRio may be the capital of Caipirinhas, but S\u00e3o Paulo dominates Brazil\u2019s budding wine scene.\r\n\r\n\u201cS\u00e3o Paulo is unique,\u201d says Fabiana Bracco, an export manager for wineries in neighboring Uruguay including her own brand, Bracco Bosca. \u201cIt has several new wine bars and high-end restaurants with excellent wine lists.\u201d\r\n\r\nTo her latter point, S\u00e3o Paulo has established a reputation for embracing graduates from training programs like the Association of Brazilian Sommeliers (ABS) and the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).\r\n\r\nBut growth isn\u2019t just at the top. Bars and casual restaurants have entered the wine game, too. Smart digs that offer sips by the glass include Bocca Nera, Bardega Wine Bar and Rubi Wine Bar. Jardim dos Vinhos Vivos, a French school that offers wine lessons and guided tastings, also serves occasional chef-driven pairings in the lovely rear garden. A rash of retail-bar hybrids have also sprung up, like Enoteca Decanter S\u00e3o Paulo, owned by Brazilian wine importer Decanter.\r\n\r\nWhile recent political and financial tumult exacted a toll on Brazil\u2019s economy, wine imports have increased both in value and volume. What does this mean for consumers? More and better wines from Chile, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay and the U.S., all offered alongside classic regions, domestic reds and bubbles. \u2014Lauren Mowery\r\n\r\n\r\nNew Delhi,\u00a0India\r\nA major tourist destination thanks to its monuments and cuisine, New Delhi also offers an unexpected foray into wine culture. The sommeliers in top hotels and restaurants are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and highly trained. And, perhaps unlike other emerging wine destinations, quality crystal stemware is the norm.\r\n\r\nWhile wine regulations in India are complex, and many casual spots don\u2019t have a license to serve the beverage, restaurants within international or luxury hotels as well as fine-dining destinations will impress with expansive offerings and diverse cellars. Indian bottlings produced in Nashik and Nandi Hills, especially Shiraz, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc, are some of the best and most authentic options, and often come at a more accessible price point due to the high tariffs that are placed on wine imports. Look for wines from Sula Vineyards, Vallonn\u00e9 Vineyards, Grover Zampa Vineyards, York Winery and Chandon India.\r\n\r\nOne of the best spots to find regional cuisine is the ITC Maurya hotel, which hides behind high walls in Chanakyapuri, an affluent neighborhood that\u2019s also considered the city\u2019s embassy district. Five restaurants, a tea lounge and an elegant wood-paneled bar offer a variety of tempting options, which includes two of India\u2019s top eateries, Bukhara and Dum Pukht. Also, the Food Sherpa Street Food Trail tour is not to be missed.\r\n\r\nOther spots with excellent wine and food are Indian Accent (an outpost of the New York-based restaurant), Perch Wine & Coffee Bar and Qla. \u2014Mike DeSimone\r\n\r\n\r\nLagos,\u00a0Nigeria\r\nLagos has taken center stage as one of Africa\u2019s most vibrant and stylish cities. Widely popular for its cacophony, hustle and theatrics, its burgeoning middle class and returnee population have made it a hotbed for luxury, gastronomy and entertainment.\r\n\r\nAccording to a 2017 report published by market research group Euromonitor, Nigeria is among the world\u2019s top five consumers of Champagne, with the fastest growing rate of Champagne consumption. A report suggests the demand for still wine is also on the rise, as sales values increased about 115% between 2011 and 2016. Much of the country\u2019s wine consumption takes place in Lagos, Nigeria\u2019s largest city.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Winehouse has been one of the city\u2019s major hangouts for wine lovers. Part living quarters and part wine cellar/lounge, the venue serves finger food and an assortment of pours. Live music and entertainment, frequently featuring local talent, are another reason to check it out.\r\n\r\nThe Lagos wine scene also boasts several social clubs and organizations. The Wine Club Lagos, a large wine-tasting and social club, offers relaxed tasting opportunities, classes and seminars.\r\n\r\nAnd as much as Lagosians love to party, they also love to eat. High-end restaurants like Noir Lagos, in the heart of Victoria Island, craft cuisine to match an array of French and other international wines. \u2014Wana Udobang\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nJohannesburg, South Africa \r\nMany travelers view Johannesburg as a gateway to Cape Town and safaris. South Africa produces some of the world\u2019s most exciting wines, so it\u2019s logical to think that its largest city would have a strong wine market. It does, though its population\u2019s diverse tastes differ from those in Cape Town. The Gauteng/Joburg market accounts for nearly 65% of the country\u2019s fine wine sales. This translates into emerging wine offerings that are catching up with Johannesburg\u2019s vibrant dining scene.\r\n\r\nOpportunities to taste South African wines are scattered across the City of Gold\u2019s sprawling suburbs. One of the more considerable wine bars, Craighall Park\u2019s Ace + Pearl, stocks classics and up-and-comers. The Nine Barrels in Maboneng, is designed to reflect a chic-industrial aesthetic. It lists domestic and international labels, as does The Landmark. Le Wine Chambre and Bolton Road Collection are also good spots with broad selections. In Bryanston, LBV pairs eclectic producers with seasonal South African food, while Marble nabbed top sommelier Wikus Human for its wine program. And the Joburg Wine Club debuted last year with an aim to entice city dwellers to get out and about in wine country. Lots of exciting momentum, indeed. \u2014L.M.\r\n\r\n\r\nSan Miguel de Allende, Mexico\r\nPerhaps you\u2019ve encountered Mexican wine in a restaurant or read an article that touted Valle de Guadalupe as the next Napa. To be sure, Mexico\u2019s budding wine industry is no longer mere novelty. The country\u2019s robust reds and rich whites have started to head to U.S. shelves. They\u2019ve also spread to distant corners at home that include the picturesque city of San Miguel de Allende, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. It boasts an emerging culinary scene, replete with domestic sips and vistas for days.\r\n\r\nA hilly town dense with magical views, San Miguel de Allende\u2019s architecture draws heavily from the Spanish Baroque era. Aesthetics and a thriving art industry have long lured both tourists and American expats to the city\u2019s cobblestone streets. Catch a sunset from rooftop bar Luna at the Rosewood San Miguel. Upscale Vinos + Tapas dishes pretty bites alongside Mexican labels. Though Italian in cuisine, restaurant Cent\u2019anni sports a global list. Other notable spots: celebrated chef Enrique Olvera\u2019s Moxi in Hotel Matilda and newcomer Licorer\u00eda Capricho. Need a break from the city? Head to wine country in Guanajuato, just 20 minutes from downtown. \u2014L.M.\r\n\r\n\r\nLuxembourg \r\nWhile it\u2019s technically a country, Luxembourg\u2019s population of around 600,000 makes it smaller than many cities. But what makes this landlocked landscape thrilling is the excellent wine it produces, something few outsiders know. A swath of the tiny country occupies the end of the Moselle Valley, made famous for Riesling from its neighbor, Germany. It\u2019s an important commercial attraction and a key experience for visitors. The Moselle Valley\u2019s steep hillside vineyards and wide, meandering river inspire awe. Grapes grown include Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. The country\u2019s sparkling wine has gained popularity with bubbles like Luxembourg Cr\u00e9mant now integral to production.\r\n\r\nThere\u2019s much to taste at surrounding wineries and nibble on in country taverns, but devote time to the capital, Luxembourg City, for more fine wine and food. From outdoor caf\u00e9s and bistros to 12 Michelin-starred restaurants, most spots offer a selection of local and regional wines. La Rameaudi\u00e8re and Am Tiirmschen are two to find. The old city was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 for its elegant architecture and historic monuments. The trendy area of Les Rives de Clausen is a popular draw for locals and visitors for its lively ambiance. \u2014L.M.