10 Things You Should Know About French Wine

pouring the wine
1. How to decipher the label

Most French wine bottles emphasize the region or appellation where they were produced ahead of the grape varieties they were made from on the label. For example, a wine called “Chablis” is a Chardonnay, but it bears the name of the appellation in France where it is made. Centuries ago, the average person didn’t know much about the different grape varieties used to make wine, but they did know that wines from different areas tasted differently. So, when you look at a French wine label, the first thing to note is the region or appellation where the wine was made–this is the best way to determine which grapes are in the bottle [ . . . ]

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