• Languedoc-Roussillon Wine Buying Guide

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    Languedoc-Roussillon Wine Buying Guide

    With over 750,000 acres of vineyards, the appellations of the region are famous for their diversity and creativity which is admirably reflected in their wines. Occitanie refers to the historical southern European name of the broader region, Occitania with 'Oc' meaning 'yes' in Occitan. Occitania has been a noted historical region since the middle ages and many people of the region today still speak the Occitan language, particularly in Catalonia....

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  • Burgundy Wine Buying Guide

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    Burgundy Wine Buying Guide

      Burgundy with its many vineyards, villages and appellation systems, split among numerous land owners and wine growers, provides a complicated region to grasp. Great Burgundy wine can be red, made with Pinot Noir, and white which tend to be un-blended wines made from single grape varieties, mostly Chardonnay and occasionally Aligoté.    History and Production of Burgundy Wine The region of Burgundy, also known as Bourgogne, has a rich...

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  • Beaujolais Wine Buying Guide

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    Beaujolais Wine Buying Guide

    Beaujolais French Wine Buying Guide The Beaujolais region produces more wine than the rest of the northern Burgundy wine regions. The wine is made by “Semi-Carbonic Maceration”. A process where the grape bunches are fermented in their entirety. This allows for the typical characteristics of Beaujolais; low acidity, tannin and higher concentration on its fruit qualities. The process is a quick one. With only a few days of fermentation the...

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  • Alsace Wine Buying Guide

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    Alsace Wine Buying Guide

    Alsace French Wine Buying Guide Alsace is unique within the French Wine Regions due to the German influences, which play an equal role in sculpting the area's language, traditions - and even its wines. It is also the only region of France that sells its wine according to the name of the grape variety. Wine growing is a top priority here, and the region produces fine aromatic white wines. Alsace is...

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  • Bordeaux Wine Buying Guide

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    Bordeaux Wine Buying Guide

    Bordeaux French Wine Buying Guide Situated in the beautiful South-West of France, the Bordeaux region is one of the largest wine-growing areas in France with a total area of over 125,000 hectares. With the Atlantic Ocean to the west of the region, the land’s coastal temperatures are mitigated by the Gulf Stream pulling warm tropical currents up its western shores. This makes the Bordeaux region the ideal place for vines...

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