French Wine ToursOne of the best reasons to visit France is the wine. The world's largest wine producer, France's range of wine types, flavors and tastes is as diverse as the various wine regions in France. Here is a list of the best French wine tours to taste, tour and experience French wine and sightseeing.
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Wine Tourism in BordeauxThe Aquitaine region and Bordeaux area is the ideal destination for wine aficionados, filled not only with endless vineyards but also numerous attractions devoted to wine.
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Languedoc Wine RegionsThe Languedoc region produces more wine than any other region in France and consists of more than a third of the entire country’s vineyard acreage. You can get far more bang for your buck with the Languedoc wines than many others of similar quality, as this region produces a big portion of France’s table wines, or “vins de tables,” and most of France’s country wines, or “vin de pays.” It is an ideal destination for touring the French wine country, visiting vineyards for tastings, or simply enjoying a glass at a café.
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Ancient Roman Wines of France in NimesThe ancient Romans believed Mulsum, a deep red wine with notes of cinnamon, pepper and thyme, increased potency and maintained youth, put hair on the chest, so to speak.
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Limoux: Home of the Real First Sparkling WineMost of the world credits the invention of sparkling wine to the Champagne region, and to Dom Perignon. The legend, and possible real story, is far more interesting. According to Limoux natives, it was really invented there when Blanquette was created in their backyard. Its existence is documented as far back as the 1500s. When the great dom passed through, he stole the idea, they allege.
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Beaujolais Nouveau's Annual ReleaseThe 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, or to even visit your local French restaurant or wine shop to get a bottle.
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