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History

History of Wine in France

This may come as a surprise to many people that wine-making has been present in France only for the last 2500 years. Wine came to France when Greeks came and settled in the Southern Gaul region of France. The wines produced by the Gaul region was famous around the world.

The next stage was the middle ages, when the wine in France was produced by Monks and the best wineries were owned by Monasteries. The monasteries had security and resources to ensure that they could produce and maintain a steady supply of wine.

The current French wine Industry is not a very old one. The two world wars had left the French vineyards desolated. Competition from across the globe also threatened the French Wine Industry, which led to  the establishment in 1935 of the Appellation d’origine contrôlée to protect French interests. This along with economic revival of the country had lead to the French Wine Industry where it is today.

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Geography

Why is France famous for Wine

There are many reasons French wine is world famous some the top two reasons can be considered to be the following: a) Terroir: Generally people understand terroir as a combination of soil and the sun exposure that a vineyard receives, however it is much more than that. In a wholesome way, the idea of terroir is the interplay between the elements of sun, soil, grapes variety and the traditional methods used to make the wine. As the French are so conscious about it, you can never go wrong in pairing food with wine anywhere in France. b) Tradition: With new technologies coming into play, the techniques may change and theoretically you can take the entire process to another region but tradition will always give you an advantage in how to deploy it, how to not forget the stuff that you need to think about besides the technology, and provide you with a host of people that can work for you that have been familiarised with wine growing and making since childhood. Try yourself at the book of dead free play

Top Wine Producing Regions of France

Bordeaux
Burgundy
Champagne
Loire Valley
Alcase
Provence

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