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Natural, authentic and unoaked, it’s no wonder these are France’s favorite whites. Discover refreshing Pinot Blanc, great on its own or with food; dry Riesling, whose firm, acidic structure is balanced with lovely fruit flavor; full-bodied Pinot Gris, the perfect white for meat dishes; and “spicy” Gewürztraminer, whose distinctive flavor goes with a wide range of foods.  Alsace wines, the fresh and aromatic white wines from France- Just add food!

Alsace, Great Whites

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All Beaujolais wines are 100% Gamay grape. This purple-ruby red wines are fruity & evolve with delicate earthy minerality.  If you already know the eminently quaffable Beaujolais, Beaujolais-Villages and Beaujolais Nouveau, now is the time to discover the Beaujolais cru. These are 10 single village wine that offer great taste & value: Brouilly, Régnié, Chiroubles, Fleurie, Saint-Amour, Chénas, Juliénas, Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent, Côtes de Brouiily!

Beaujolais, Cru Master

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Burgundy produces only 0.5% of the world’s wines, but what wines they are! Burgundy represents the essence of terroir, the notion that wine will have a specific taste based on location, grape variety, soil composition, exposure, climate and human savoir-faire. We can’t make a complex region simple, but we can give you one great piece of information for understanding Burgundy: all whites are made from Chardonnay; all reds are made from Pinot Noir.

Burgundy: 1000 Years of Heritage

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The world’s most celebrated bubbly can only be produced in the Champagne region of France.  Made from a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier (each House has its own – secret – proportions), Champagne is the ultimate toast, but is also wonderfully versatile and can be enjoyed throughout the meal: try a brut nv with hors d’oeuvres, a rosé with the main course and an extra dry (sweet) with dessert.

Champagne: Drinking Stars

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Along the border of the Mediterranean Sea, the vineyards comprise the largest expanse of vine growing in the world. The predominant grapes are Carignan, Cinsault, & Grenache. Growers have introduced varieties such as Mourvèdre, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to their vineyards.  The Languedoc-Roussillon offers a wide range of “vins de pays” or country wines, perfect for everyday drinking, as well as a growing list of fine appellation wines.

Languedoc-Roussillon: Yours to Discover

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The world’s largest fine wine region, Bordeaux offers a wide range of wines, both white and red - from basic AOC Bordeaux for everyday drinking to great classified growth chateaux for cellaring for truly special occasions. Almost all Bordeaux wines are blends (Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, principally, for the reds; Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc, mainly, for the whites); the winemakers of Bordeaux are masters in the art of the blend.

Life gets better with Bordeaux

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Cool climate winemaking is not just for Burgundy and Germany! From the east coast of Long Island, where Merlot thrives, to the Finger Lakes, where Riesling shines, to Niagara, where a new guard is taking root, New York state is earning the world's attention. The writers behind the award-winning New York Cork Report online have helped design this pass.

New York Cork Report Insider

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Provence is the birthplace of rosé, but it is also beginning to make a name for itself with its elegant reds. The major grapes of Provence include: Carignan, Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. It has 8 AOC wine zones, the largest of which is the Côtes de Provence, accounting for 75% of the region’s production. Not just a warm-weather wine, rosé from Provence can accompany all types of lighter foods year round.

Provence: The Dry Pink

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Between Lyon and Provence lies Rhône Valley, which produces full-bodied, generous wines, more than 90% of them red. Some of the oldest vineyards in France were planted here by the Romans over 2000 years ago. Major grapes include Syrah & Grenache, Mourvèdre, Viognier, Marsanne & Rousanne. Look for Côtes du Rhône, Côtes du Rhône Villages, named Village wines (such as Cairanne) and AOC/Cru wines (such as Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Côte Rôtie).

Rhône Valley Wines: Always Right

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The Southwest of France produces a variety of unusual, incredible wines  from regions like Madiran and Gascony.  Made with indigenous grapes such as Malbec, Tannat and Négrette, they have a special charm  and unique flavor profile that will bring you to new areas of taste exploration.  Enjoy one of France’s best-kept secrets!

Southwest: A New Direction for French Wine

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Explore a wine region that is rapidly gaining respect around the world. You'll taste at least one wine from each of the producers featured in the new book, Summer in a Glass: The Coming of Age of Winemaking in the Finger Lakes. If you've already read the book, you'll feel the connection to person and place. We recommend Riesling, but you're free to taste what you like!

Summer in a Glass

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The Loire Valley is perhaps the most versatile wine region in all of France, producing red, white and rosé wines, in styles that can be dry, sweet and even sparkling. There are three areas to know: Eastern Loire: home to Sancerre, made from the Sauvignon blanc grape; Central Loire: home to Touraine, Anjou and Chinon (Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc) and Western Loire: home to Muscadet (Melon de Bourgogne).

The Loire: A River of Wine

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So you’ve explored all of France. You are now well traveled through one of the most historic and prestigious wine producing countries in the world.

Tour de France

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WineSur

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