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Things That Make France A Paradise For Wine Lovers

by on May.19, 2011, under Vacations

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It is fairly difficult to go far in France without encountering wide expanses of vineyards. Growing and pressing grapes is a crucial part aspect to the French cultural identity, and has been throughout a large proportion of its history. Today, a wide variety of fine reds and whites and associated activities combine to make France a paradise for wine lovers.

Part of the reason why the country is so popular amongst wine lovers is the fact that there are so many tourism options available there that are connected with it. When in France, it is possible to follow designated trails across the country, attend courses and go on guided tours of vineyards, so there are many related activities on offer as well as just experiencing French wines.

Another factor is the diversity of production in France. Each region produces very distinctive varieties, and this is mirrored by the culture, landscape, history and climate that can be experienced there. This makes wine tours around the country particularly attractive.

Well worth a visit is the area known as Burgundy, which has had a long, successful and renowned wine producing history. A particular attraction is a city called Beaune, which boasts a number of large underground wine cellars. The countryside around Beaune is littered with vineyards, often at monasteries, and there are numerous exciting wine tours that you can go on.

A visit to France would not be complete without calling in at the Bordeaux region. This area is amongst the biggest producers of the liquid in the world, and creates some world renowned varieties. There is a yearly international wine fair held there, and the whole region is saturated with grape producing estates and vineyards.

For something completely different, try the Alsace region. The majority of varieties produced here are dry or sweet whites, produced from aromatic grapes. The bottles on offer in Alsace vary significantly from those in the rest of the country, in part due to its proximity as a region to Switzerland and Germany. Both the atmosphere of the area and the drinks that it produces have taken on influences from these countries, meaning that a tour around the region can be fascinating and should not be missed.

Then, of course, there is Champagne. Only sparkling whites from this small region to the east of Paris can truly go by the name of champagne, so a visit here is vital to see how the real thing is produced and to taste it straight from the vineyard. You will be able to take tours of the estates of hallowed champagne producers such as Taittinger or Dom Perignon, and have an unmissable opportunity to discover true champagne first hand.

Wine and its production are completely intertwined with the French lifestyle, history, France villas and culture, perhaps more so than in any other country. It is this reason above all that makes France a paradise for wine lovers. Check out their luxury vacation rentals on your next travel plans.

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