French Wine

French wine is produced all throughout France, in quantities between 50 and 60 million hectolitres per year, or 7–8 billion bottles. France is one of the largest wine producer in the world. French wine traces its history to the 6th century BC, with many of France's regions dating their wine-making history to Roman times. The wines produced range from expensive high-end wines sold internationally to more modest wines usually only seen within France.Two concepts central to higher end French wines are the notion of "terroir", which links the style of the wines to the specific locations where the grapes are grown and the wine is made, and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system.
Posts about French Wine
  • Josh Cellars Legacy Red 2012

    … as Josh. Most Red wine blends from California are based on French wine blends, Meritage blends that use only the grapes approved in Bordeaux or Rhone blends using grapes found in the Rhone Valley. The Josh Cellars Legacy Red is a blend that could only come from California, using grapes varietals originally from Bordeaux, Italy, the Rhone Valley…

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  • Random Samples–Old World Edition

    … Walch Pinot Grigio Alto Aldige “Castel Ringberg”: Retail $25. From a single vineyard in Alto Aldige. Similar, yet more concentrated nose than the first, with less guava and more stone fruit here. On the palate, clearly a step up as it was both rounder and deeper, while maintaining a razor-sharp focus on the acidity. The finish, however…

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  • Top 3 Takeaways: Burgundy’s HdB 2014

    … family’s legacy through determination, pragmatism, and a love of beauty. NOTE: In late 2013, binNotes attended a wine-tasting dinner featuring Peter Wasserman, who regaled us with stories of his family’s cherished friend, M. de Montille. binNotes leaves you with Peter Wasserman’s memorial to the man – may we all live, and die, so well. Hubert De…

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  • Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape Pignan Reserve 2009

    … of experience is taught to us, an anxious reaction to the bare stuff of the world. When being thrusts itself upon us, it is easier to erect edifices than to stand vulnerable to it. It may even be necessary. But that vulnerability is the true source of joy. This Pignan is a wine of joy. We need not understand it or construct a narrative to contain…

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  • Dom Perignon Champagne 1998 Vintage Tasting Sparkles

    … When I think about Dom Pérignon Champagne, I think of luxury and pleasure. Now, more-so than ever, that opinion has amplified beyond pleasure into absolute bliss. After attending a private tasting of the soon-to-be-released to Ontario, Dom Pérignon P2-1998 with Chef de Cave, Richard Geoffroy, I have an entirely new excitement for the potential…

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  • Hob Nob Pinot Noir 2012

    …. This is a medium bodied, fruit forward Pinot Noir. It tastes of fresh, ripe cherry, plum, a little tart raspberry and a hint of licorice. The mid-palate adds a little hit of spice, vanilla cream (I don’t know if oak was used, but I get some oak flavors) and a slight tug from the tannins. The acidity is balanced and puts a bright shine on the fruit flavors…

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  • Absolutely Cracking Wines From France

    … own – a hint of mineral notes, a floral edge and a weighty mouthfeel. Wine between £10 and £16 Chateau Sainte Marie 2012, Entre-deux-Mers (number 51) £10.95 Great Western Wines A smashing, off the beaten track, rustic estate in the heart of the Entre-deux-Mers. But the wine is anything but rustic. A touch of oak adds complexity to the zingy…

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  • Tavel – A Rosé to Revere

    … characteristics. Most wines produced in Tavel are made from a blend of the three soil types, however you can find some wines produced from a single terroir. In addition to the influence of the soils, I noticed that the brush growing around the vineyard (called “garrigue” by locals) was also quite fragrant with lots of thyme, juniper, rosemary…

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  • German Wine in Singapore

    … the most expensive city in 2014 according to the Economist) and also a popular tourist destination; on average every day, there are 36,000 additional people on the island. Traditionally, Singapore’s wine market has been dominated by French wine. The selection of Bordeaux and Bourgogne wines, including older vintages, in the large number of wine bars…

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  • 2012 Betwixt White Wine

    … of perfume, honey and cream in the nose and mouth... in the mouth there is more white and brown sugar, nutmeg and honeysuckle, with contrasting minerality on the finish, its a well-made wine that provides another California take on French wine, and delivers a pretty decent value Taste 7 Nose 7 Value 10 28.00…

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  • Drink More Pink Bubbles.

    … in Montana. Where it can (and should) be consumed out of red Solo cups. Also perfect for pairing with just about any savory appetizer or cheese. As written by my friend at Best Wines Online, “Lise and Bertrand Jousset are mixing things up. Their enlightened viewpoint in the cellar allows them to make wines that are both serious and joyful…

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  • Beaujolais Day: November 20th

    … Beaujolais Day: November 20th November 17, 2014 By admin It’s that time of year again. Beaujolais Nouveau Day is November 20th, the third Thursday. Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01am. Parties, fireworks, and festivals are held throughtout France to celebrate the first wine of the season. The wine is also a great pairing with your Thanksgiving turkey. …

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  • 2014 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau

    … Variety: Gamay Region: Beaujolais, France Cost: $11 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: The wine’s colors are a lovely purple-red, with dark, violet hues. The aromas are filled with wild strawberries, red currants, and exquisite scents of raspberries. On the palate, the wine is delicate, full-bodied, and delightfully rich. Pairs beautifully with a range…

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guru- 1 readers -
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