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France
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Region Description

France is the epicenter of the wine world, with a long and storied history of winemaking that dates back centuries. Located in Western Europe, France is bordered by the English Channel, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea. It is home to some of the world’s most renowned wine regions, including Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Champagne. France has a long and storied history of winemaking, with evidence of grape cultivation dating back to the 6th century BC. The Romans were the first to introduce winemaking to the region, and it has been a part of French culture ever since. In the Middle Ages, the French monarchy began to regulate the production of wine, and the country’s winemaking industry has been growing ever since.

Beautiful landscape of France wine region

Grapes & Wine Styles

France is home to a wide variety of grapes, from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in Bordeaux to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Burgundy. The country is also known for its sparkling wines, such as Champagne and Crémant. Fortified wines, such as Bandol or Banyuls are currently receiving a renaissance.

Notable Producers

France is home to some of the world’s most renowned wine producers, including Château Lafite Rothschild, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, and Château Margaux.

Fun Fact about France
France is one the world’s largest producer of wine, together with Spain and Italy.

Top Wines from France

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La Vieille Ferme Rouge

La Vieille Ferme

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La Vieille Ferme Rouge is a red wine produced by the Perrin family, who are renowned for their expertise in winemaking. The wine comes from the Côtes du Ventoux appellation, which is known for its high altitude vineyards and cool climate. The vineyards are situated on rocky soils, which impart a unique minerality to the wine. The grapes are carefully selected and handpicked to ensure the highest quality. The winemaking process involves traditional techniques, including a long maceration period and aging in oak barrels. The resulting wine is a medium-bodied red with a deep ruby color and aromas of red fruits and spices. On the palate, it is smooth and well-balanced with a long finish. La Vieille Ferme Rouge is a versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of dishes, making it a great choice for any occasion.
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Beef
Pork
Vegetable
Cheese
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$12.23
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Veuve du Vernay Brut

Veuve du Vernay

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3.7
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4.0
Veuve du Vernay Brut is a delightful sparkling wine that is produced in the renowned appellation of France. Crafted with precision and expertise, this wine showcases the exceptional vineyard features of the region. The winemaking process involves a careful selection of grapes, followed by a meticulous fermentation process that brings out the wine's elegant and refreshing character. With its fine bubbles and crisp acidity, Veuve du Vernay Brut offers a delightful drinking experience. This sparkling wine is known for its vibrant and lively style, making it a perfect choice for celebrations or simply enjoying as an aperitif.
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Salad
Bruschetta And Crostini
Cheese
Seafood
Dessert
Tuna And Swordfish
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$8.95
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Locations F (France)

Locations

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Locations F is a French wine that showcases the best of the country's winemaking traditions. The winemaking process involves a combination of traditional and modern techniques, resulting in a wine that beautifully balances tradition and innovation. The style of Locations F is elegant and refined, with a harmonious blend of fruit flavors and subtle oak influence. It is a wine that truly captures the essence of French winemaking expertise.
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Food Pairing:
Cheese
Beef
Vegetable
Duck And Goose
Chocolate Dessert
Dessert
Burger, Sandwich And Wrap
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$14.99
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Château de Saint Cosme Little James' Basket Press Rouge

Château de Saint Cosme

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3.5
Château de Saint Cosme Little James' Basket Press Rouge is a delightful red wine produced by the renowned winery Château de Saint Cosme. This wine comes from the Rhône Valley appellation and is made from a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre grapes. The vineyard features old vines that are carefully tended to by the winemakers to ensure the highest quality grapes. The wine is made using traditional winemaking techniques, including basket pressing, which gives it a unique character and depth of flavor. This wine is known for its rich, fruity flavors and smooth, velvety texture, making it a perfect choice for any occasion.
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Vegetable
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Veuve du Vernay Ice Rosé

Veuve du Vernay

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4.0
Veuve du Vernay Ice Rosé is a delightful sparkling wine that is sure to impress. Produced in the renowned appellation of France, this wine showcases the expertise of its maker. The vineyard features ideal conditions for grape cultivation, resulting in high-quality fruit. The winemaking process involves carefully selecting and blending the grapes to create a harmonious and refreshing flavor profile. With its vibrant pink color and delicate bubbles, this wine exudes elegance and sophistication. Its style is characterized by a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity, making it a versatile choice for any occasion. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with light desserts, Veuve du Vernay Ice Rosé is a true delight for the senses.
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Fruit
Corn
Quiche And Savoury Tart
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$10.80
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