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Wine is being produced throughout France and has been done for over 2,500 years with certain Châteaux dating their history back to Roman times, around 6th Century BC. Ranking second in the world in per-capita consumption and first in total production quantity. More-so than the overall quantity of wine is the quantity of truly great wines coming out of France makes the nation the envy of wine-making nations worldwide.

Two concepts pivotal to the higher end French wines, in particular, are the idea of 'terroir' and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Terroir refers to the way the geography, geology and climate find their way into the glass, telling a story of the origin of the wine. The AOC was set up in 1935 and has the primary goal of protecting the authenticity of the wines and the livelihoods of the producers. Appellation rules strictly define which varieties of grapes and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or in some cases, like in Burgundy even specific vineyards.

Classic wine regions in France include Champagne (home of Champagne), Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot), Alsace (Aromatic varietals), Loire Valley (Chenin Blanc, Crémant) and the Rhône Valley (Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre)

The Bordeaux classification of 1855 is still in use, as is the Sauternes and Barsac Classification of the same year. Wines from certain regions can be bought En Primeur, which is when the wine is sold prior to it being bottled.
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  1. Herve Souhaut Syrah 2020
    This wine is 100% Syrah sourced from a parcel of 30-year-old vines located on the slopes of the Doux river. ... Learn More
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  2. Chapoutier Cotes Du Roussillon Villages Latour De France "V.I.T" 2014
    The Chapoutier family of winemakers have been making wine in the Northern Rhone for decades, and are one of the largest landowners of some of the most renowned vineyard sites in the world. This wine is a blend of 65% Grenache ... Learn More
  3. Vignobles Chirat Cote Rotie La Rose Brune 2017
    Voted one of the Top 5 Producers by Decanter Magazine in 2018, alongside some of the most well-known producers, Domaine JL Chave and M Chapoutier. Gorgeous intensity of fruit and secondary characters on the nose; rose petal, stone, smoked meat, duck, so ... Learn More
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    Alistair Cooper MW
  4. Joseph Faiveley Gevrey Chambertin Villages 2009
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  5. Thierry Glantenay Pommard 'Saussilles' 1er Cru 2017
    "The disarmingly modest Thierry Glantenay is emerging as one of the Côte de Beaune's most exciting producers of red wine." -William Kelley, The Wine Advocate Perhaps the Glantenays are not well known because not much was bottled and sold ... Learn More
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    The Wine Advocate
  6. Thierry Glantenay Pommard 'Rugiens' 1er Cru 2016
    Located in what Thierry Glantenay calls the low part of Rugiens Hauts, so right next to the more famous Rugiens Bas, this old-vine parcel of 0.19ha always produces one of the domaine's best wines. Delicate for a wine from the ... Learn More
  7. Jean Tardy Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru 'Aux Argillas' 2017
    End of the coteaux of Nuits, the last vineyard before Vosne-Romanée. Picked later than others. "The 2017 Nuits Saint-Georges Aux Argillats 1er Cru needs some coaxing from the glass, only reluctantly revealing sultry blackberry, iodine and hints of blue fruit ... Learn More
  8. Chateau Belair Monange 2017
    Chateau Belair is now owned by the Moueix family, and has had a new name since the 2008 vintage. This is one of the best vineyards in Saint Emilion, perched at the top of the slope right next to Ausone, near ... Learn More
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    Matthew Jukes
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    Neal Martin
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    James Suckling
  9. Domaine Comte Georges De Vogue Chambolle-Musigny 2018
    Deep purple in colour but not because of extraction. Violet and plum, with a good mix of red and black fruit. Described by Millet as “lost in the mountain and finding your way back to the car" ... Learn More
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    Neal Martin
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  10. Chapoutier Ermitage 'De L'Oree' Blanc 2015
    The grapes producing “De l’Orée” come from the plot ‘Les Murets’ in the Eastern part of the hill. A vibrant nose with aromas of white fruit, honeysuckle, quince, spices and hazelnut. Rich and creamy with pear, walnut and ... Learn More
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    Matt Walls
  11. Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou	2003
    Medium to deep garnet in color with a touch of brick, the 2003 Ducru-Beaucaillou reveals opulent notes of Indian spices, cigar box, sandalwood and licorice with a crème de cassis and plum preserves core plus a hint of rose oil. ... Learn More
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    Decanter
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    Robert Parker
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    Wine Spectator
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  12. Louis Roederer Cristal 2007
    Long-time Chef de Caves Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon has produced yet another in a string of superb Champagnes with the 2007 Cristal. Rich, powerful and enveloping, the 2007 takes hold of all the senses and never lets up. The aromatics alone are captivating, ... Learn More
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  13. Krug Vintage 2000
    The Krug family share the credit for this wine with the expression "Vintage Krug shares the compliment with God" - a sentiment of humility that's rare in the wine trade! ... Learn More
    Krug Vintage 2000
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    James Halliday
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    Wine Spectator
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  14. Dom Perignon Œnotheque/'P2' Champagne 1998
    Formerly known as Œnothèque Dom Pérignon now releases this special vintage under the name P2 - short for Plénitude 2. Dom Pérignon P2 is a 1998 champagne that has been aged for 15 years - hence its new name, ... Learn More
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    Jancis Robinson MW
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    Antonio Galloni
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    Antonio Galloni
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    James Suckling
  15. Blain-Gagnard 'Le Montrachet' Grand Cru 2011
    Blain-Gagnard is a terrific White Burgundy producer. ... Learn More
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    Allen Meadows
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