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.
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  • Hob Nob Pinot Noir 2012

    … The Hob Nob Pinot Noir 2012 is sourced from vineyards in the Languedoc region of southwest France. This is a Vin de Pays d”Oc wine also known as an IGP wine, that rating shows that the wine has the characteristics of the wines of the region, but do not follow the rules and standards of the AOC or higher rated wines. There are a 100 reasons why…

    CHEAP WINE FINDERin Pinot Noir- 1 readers -
  • Absolutely Cracking Wines From France

    … grapefruit and passion fruit flavours. Its dry, fresh and crisp. There are a huge number of dry Sauvignons (with or without Semillon and Muscadelle) from Bordeaux that I could have selected, this was just one of my favourites. From an estate I visited back in June. Wine Over £16 Chêne Bleu Astralabe, 2009, Ventoux (number 140) Waitrose Cellar around…

    Andrew Barrow/ Spittoon- 2 readers -
  • Tavel – A Rosé to Revere

    … hectares of vines planted solely for the production of rosé. It’s a region with a long history, including the designation of the AOC status in 1936 when the system was first introduced. Tavel was one of only a few appellations to receive AOC status at that time. The wine of the region is also often credited as being favored by Louis XIV and Philippe le…

    Tim Lemke/ CheapWineRatings.com- 1 readers -
  • 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…

    Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine- 1 readers -
  • 2012 Betwixt White Wine

    …Tim Telli came from Brooklyn to SF, landing at Vintage Wines in Mill Valley prior to working for AP Vin, August West and ROAR before starting this project... along with a Grenache and Pinot in the portfolio, this wine offers a 50/50 mix of Marsanne and Roussanne from Saralee's Vineyard and Sonoma... and its appealing and pleasurable, with a mix…

    Andrew Wells/ Wells On Wine- 2 readers -
  • Drink More Pink Bubbles.

    … fermented.” This picture sums up how drinking this wine will make you feel. Yah-hoo! Trust me. Drink more Pink Bubbles! Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in Champagne, Drink, Food, Wine Shops and tagged Ash, Best Wines Online, Bubbles, French Wine, Jousset Rose Petillant Naturel, Montana, Patton Penhallegon by Joanie Karapetian, Italian Wine Geek. Bookmark the permalink.…

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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 -
  • Clos La Coutale Cahors 2010

    … blueberry enlivened by medium plus acidity with sandy tannins that are beginning to back off after a few years in the bottle. Excellent depth and focus make this an interesting wine for the price but some tartness and bitterness mar the rustic finish. 80% Malbec and 20% Merlot, this wine has so much personality, even its flaws are loveable. If you’re part of the Malbec craze, this gem puts some of the lesser Argentinean pretenders to shame. Score: 89 Price: $17 Alc: 13.5 Like this: Like Loading... Related …

    Dwight Furrow/ Edible Artsin Merlot Malbec- 2 readers -
  • Striking French Viognier Pays d’Oc 2013

    … French Viognier because I like Viognier, and, let’s face it because the name and the label made me smile “We Want The Viognier”. The winemaker has lived and worked in business in the UK and US before heading back home to his grandfather’s estate to make wine so he’s fully aware of the international image of French workers, amusing himself by naming…

    Erin Mellor/ Golly's Wine Dropsin Sauvignon Blanc Merlot Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Andrea Calek “Babiole” 2012

    … with fine wine. The soils in Calek’s 5 hectare vineyard are clay and limestone. Vineyard management is focused on biodiversity and minimal to no treatments. Vinification is without sulfur in resin tanks with indigenous yeasts. The wine blends Syrah, Carignan and Grenache and sees some carbonic, though not to the point where the grape varieties…

    Just Grapesin Syrah- 1 readers -
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