French Wines

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Welcome to our comprehensive guide to French Wines.

Here you will find everything you need to know about French Wine, tips for starting your very own wine cellar, wine tasting and details of the different types of French wine.

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An introduction to wine

Everything you always wanted to know about wine in France.

Varieties of French wine

Descriptions of the various types of French wine.

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Learning how to taste wine

Wine is a complex beverage, or at least it should be, and to understand a wine’s complexity and depth you need to analyze it.

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Starting a Wine Cellar

Do you love wine and dream of having a wine cellar of your own instead of just buying a bottle when needed? This simple guide to starting a wine cellar will show you how to go about it.

An Introduction to Wine

A brief introduction to wine, its components and how it is made. Wine is produced from the fermented juice of the grapes of the Vitis Vinifera, a species of vine known to man for millennia. A number of natural factors are important …

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Visiting a Noilly Prat manufacturer in Languedoc

Whilst in Marseillan I experienced a wonderful new event being presented by Noilly Prat, the vermouth manufacturers famously situated here by the port.
 I want to keep it a secret but it’s just so special that it needs to be shared

Vineyards at Solutre in Burgundy, recently added to the UNESCO cultural sites list

Champagne and Burgundy on new UNESCO heritage list

Two of France’s most revered wine-growing regions have made it onto the newly released list of UNESCO World Heritage’s cultural sites. The ‘1,247 Climats and terroirs of Burgundy’ and ‘Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars’ were added to the illustrious list following

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Byrrh – the Famous Languedoc Roussillon Aperitif

Drive around the villages of the Languedoc Roussillon and you’re bound to see the very strange word ”Byrrh” painted onto the sides of buildings in fading lettering. FrenchEntrée explores the origins of the historic Byrrh apertif, one of the most iconic products of the Languedoc Roussillon.

Château de Valmer, Tours: flora, fauna and wine

Nestled on a hillside overlooking the Brenne Valley resides the Château de Valmer, a Renaissance estate encircled by 60 hectares of flawlessly preened gardens. Built over the 16th and 17th centuries, the original château was devastated by a fire in

Taste of the Terroir: Lozère

This most sparsely populated department of Languedoc-Roussillon is rugged and mountainous but crossed by many rivers and densely forested in places, all of which lends the local gastronomy a truly unique flavour.