Overview of French Wine

Video: 3m 53sec Quiz: 10 questions

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French wine serves as the benchmark for wines and wine styles around the world. Quite simply, it is the most important wine country. France has a long history of making fine wine. Winemakers around the world are thrilled if people mistake their wines for their French wine counterparts. In fact my “big 6” wine grapes have their original home in France. Once you understand these grapes and their French wine regions you will really understand wines and wine lists. Watch the video to find out (yes, there will be a test!)..

Key French Wine Regions

  • Burgundy – Chardonnay & Pinot
  • Bordeaux – Cabernet/Merlot
  • Rhone – Syrah
  • Loire Valley – Sauvignon Blanc
  • Alsace – Riesling