The commune (French pronunciation: ​[kɔmyn]) is a level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are roughly equivalent to townships or incorporated municipalities in the United States or Gemeinden in Germany. French communes have no exact equivalent in the United Kingdom, but are closest to parishes. The communes are the sixth level administrative divisions of France. This makes France one of the few countries to have six official levels of government. A French commune may be a city of two million inhabitants like Paris, a town of ten thousand people, or just a ten-person hamlet.
Posts about Barsac
  • 1855 Classification of Bordeaux

    … classified in importance from first to fifth growths (crus). All red came from the region of Médoc except Château Haut-Brion produced in the Graves . White wines limited to the sweet varieties of Sauternes and Barsac were classified and only the first and second growth. Published 18 April 1855, this classification has undergone two changes since…

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  • Sauternes: How Sweet It Is

    … Sauternes: How Sweet It Is Posted by Megan on February 19, 2011 We spent a day in the sub-region of Sauternes, home of the greatest sweet wines in the world. We were welcomed at Château Doisy-Védrines by the owner Olivier Casteja for a tour the property and a lunch in his modest, 2-storey farmhouse. Doisy-Védrines is situated in Barsac… -
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