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Wines Of France

For many, France's delectables wines are the main reason to visit this country, the largest producer of wine in the world. Even those who don't go for the wine are quickly seduced by this nectar. Find out how to plan a trip that revolves around your favorite drink.
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French Wine
French wine is an amazing allure for visiting France, especially if you are a wine aficianado. There are wine festivals and the annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau, as well as a wide range of French wine tours. There are amazing wine shops and even attractions devoted to wine.

Ancient Roman Wines in France -- A Fountain of Youth in a Bottle?
Read about the Fountain of Youth in a Bottle. At a winery in Languedoc, in the South of France, a French winemaker is using ancient Roman recipes with surprising results.

Top French Champagnes and Sparkling Wines
If you plan to celebrate with some bubbly, you want to be sure you do it in style. You can get a crappy grocery store sparkling wine, but only vintages from the Champagne region are truly called Champagne. There is also a small village in France that claims it, in fact, invented sparkling wine centuries ago. Here is a list for every budget of the best authentic French Champagnes and sparkling wines for New Year's Eve, wedding toasts, celebrations or just for fun!

Top Wine Tours and Winery Itineraries in France
This list rates the top wine and winery tours in France. One of the best reasons to visit France is the wine. The world's largest wine producer, the range of wine types, flavors and tastes is as diverse as the various wine regions in France. There are wine tours combined with hiking, bicycling and, best of all, sampling of France's fabulous cuisine.

Celebrating Beaujolais Nouveau's Release
The long-awaited release of each year's Beaujolais Nouveau comes at the strike of midnight on the third Thursday in November. This is a glorious time to visit this part of France. There are about 120 festivals to honor the arrival of this enticing young wine in the Beaujolais region alone, not to mention throughout France and across the globe.

Visiting The French Wine Regions
About.com Europe For Visitors guide James Martin discusses the primary wine regions of France.

Burgundy Uncorked
About.com Europe For Visitors guide James Martin notes that great wine, great food and interesting attractions make Beaune this a good base from which to explore France's Burgundy region.

Visiting Champagne Cellars and Vineyards in Champagne France
Visiting a champagne house is one of the great pleasures of the region. You learn about the complex process that goes into producing champagne knowledgeable, English-speaking guides, and of course, taste the amber nectar at the end. Here is a guide to visiting Pommery and other champagne houses in Reims.

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