Sunday, July 13, 2008

Geography of French Wines

Wine geography has been mentioned on this blog before but I have received requests for more information. The Ventura County Star does a much better job than a mere observer like me can do with its French wine geography story. The lesson points out that French wine is labelled by region unlike Californian wine that is labelled by grape type. There are six regions of France's wine making country and each one is unique. Check out the story to find out more.

Interesting note on Franco-American cooperation: The Great French Wine Blight nearly destroyed France's wine industry. In a last ditch effort to stop the blight French vines were grafted on America roots that were immune from the disease. It worked. So if you like wines drink French and enjoy the cross-Atlantic cooperation!

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