France (UK: /ˈfrɑːns/; US: /ˈfræns/; French: [fʁɑ̃s] ), officially the French Republic (French: République française [ʁepyblik fʁɑ̃sɛz]), is a sovereign country in Western Europe that includes overseas regions and territories. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of only three countries (with Morocco and Spain) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. Due to its shape, it is often referred to in French as l’Hexagone ("The Hexagon").By area, France is the largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, and the third-largest in Europe as a whole.
Posts about France
  • 2012 Domaine Guion Bourgueil Cuvée Domaine Working on some...

    … 2012 Domaine Guion Bourgueil Cuvée Domaine Working on some leftovers while reviewing this brilliant, certified organic wine from Bourgueil! No doubt this is all Cabernet Franc. Graphite, smell red berries, bramble, wood. Sharp and crisp on the palate. Great stuff. 5/5 bones $ Cabernet Franc 12% abv Bourgueil (Loire), FRANCE …

    Shiba Sommelierin Cabernet Franc- 7 readers -
  • Weekly Interview: Meredith Smith

    is another nice warm vintage similar to 2013 and 2012. All of these vintages have produced aromatic whites and beautifully extracted red wines with nice fruit expressions. Who are your favorite winemakers in history, through personal account, or their wines? I do not have favorite winemaker yet. I have been enjoying wine for over 20 years and as I learn more over time, my style ...

    Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog- 3 readers -
  • Wine of Fat Louis

    … wine because it is fun. While neither of the Fat Louis wines will likely cause one to have a wine epiphany, they might just make you smile…. 2013 Fat Louis Greetings From France: Retail $12. Screw cap, 50% Grenache, 30% Carignane, 20% Sauvignon Blanc. Pear and green apple with a touch of honeyed pineapple on the nose lead to a fun wine with great…

    the drunken cyclistin Sauvignon Blanc- 2 readers -
  • Looking red ahead at December 6th in VINTAGES

    … Álvaro Palacios presents his wines from Priorat, Rioja and Bierzo Photo (c): Eric Vellend When I walk into the tasting lab at the LCBO this morning to taste the red wines on the December 6th release, there will be more than 100 bottles staring me down. Not just any 100 bottles. The assembled wines will be deep, dark, dense and intense…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah- 4 readers -
  • Bordeaux court imprisons three men for assaulting Chinese wine students

    … years in prison, with further suspended sentences. It also gave them fines ranging from €500 to €5,000. Their attack on six Chinese oenology students on the eve of the Vinexpo trade show in June 2013 threatened to place a strain on relations between France and China. The attack took place while the students were staying at the La Tour Blanche…

    Decanter- 2 readers -
  • 2012 Arbin Mondeuse, La Belle Romaine, Château de Mérande, Savoie, France

    …, too. Buy this wine for a glimpse into the future of Mondeuse. Also, track down this elegant, silky 2012 Chignin, Le Jaja, Berlioz (£16.95, same merchants). This is my favourite dry white Savoie wine of all time. Who’d a thought it? You wait all of your life and two life-changing Savoie wines come along in the same week! …

    Matthew Jukes- 2 readers -
  • The next BIG red wine?

    … to the mid palate of Cabernet Sauvignon. The origin of Petit Verdot is not clearly understood. It was first mentioned in 1736, while growing in the Bordeaux region of France, but, as mentioned, this region is really too cold for the grape. In her book, “WineGrapes”, Jancis Robinson states that the grape probably came from the Pyrenees region…

    The Sommelier Update- 1 readers -
  • Have a Wine Tasting Party!

    … their contrast. Have fun! Read about WINE MY MOOD here! THE WARM UP ACT! Sparkling, of course! CONO SUR Sparkling Brut Rose, Chile 365205 $13.90 (FRESH STYLE) WHITES CAVE SPRING CELLARS 12 Dry Riesling, Niagara 233635, $14.95 ($13.95 on sale!) (FRESH STYLE..refresher, starter) GRAFFIGNA 13 Pinot Grigio ‘Centenario’, Argentina 164756 $13.45…

    Billy's Best Bottlesin Cabernet Sauvignon- 3 readers -
  • Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in Singapore

    Picture: Annette Schiller, ombiasy PR and WineTours, and Christian G.E. Schiller at Roosevelt’s Diner & Bar, Playing "Skat" with Weingut Robert Weil Cards and a Weil Wine; and Christian G.E. Schiller in Front of the Marina Bay Sands Complex In October 2014, I spent a month in Singapore, visiting my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter Viatrix.

    Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine- 1 readers -
  • What’s in your Glass: Marina Kitchen’s Blind Tasting

    … that I sensed was from an old world country like France or Italy , but it smelled initially like garbage. A small bite of bread and cheese and the scent and taste blossomed into a work of art. Suddenly I had a special wine, which turned out to be a Rhone Valley French Syrah from Hermitage. “That one has lots of flavor that people don’t normally…

    Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Updatein Syrah -
  • Georges Dubœuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2014

    … Fruit forward and super easy drinking, this is a great value and wonderfully versatile. Winery: Georges Dubœuf founded Les Vins Georges Dubœuf in 1964 and since then has become one of the largest and most well known French brands, representing more than 400 growers in the Beaujolais region. He is particularly recognised for his achievements…

    the buddha in your glass- 1 readers -
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  • A Night At The Historic King David Hotel: #GoIsrael

    … Regence restaurant and choose, if you wish, a multi-course meal from Executive Chef David Bitton, whose elegant cuisine of course takes its inspiration from France, its roots on the freshest of ingredients, yet is presented in a very modern way some might say borders on the molecular. The Israeli wines served were quite nice, the C Blanc du Castel…

    Marisa D'vari/ A Wine Story- 2 readers -
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