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French wine basics
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French wine basics

France and Italy are world’s biggest wine producers. In some years France surpasses Italy, and in others it is vice versa. France has three categories of quality levels Vin de France (Wines without geographic indication grown anywhere in France. Approximately 25 per cent of the production is this quality). I […]

Frogs' Legs – A French Delicacy.
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Frogs' Legs – A French Delicacy.

Frogs’ legs generally (at least by Anglophone societies) thought to be a French specialty, but since the end of World War II service men and women returning from continental Europe have popularized them. These days, frogs’ legs are less popular than three decades ago, but the tides can turn at […]

A Primer for 'New' French Wines.
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A Primer for 'New' French Wines.

French wines used to outsell all others and set standards for most New World producers like Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, Canada, and the U S A. It is ironic that France gave New World wine producing countries the grape varieties, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, pinot noir, […]

A Festive French Wine Idea.
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A Festive French Wine Idea.

A Festive French Wine Idea French wines – doesn’t the very thought conjure up images of lavender fields in Provence, of rolling countryside in Burgundy, or perhaps of a more rugged landscape in Bordeaux.  And, of course, you see yourself sipping your favourite tipple while bathing in France’s glorious sunshine […]

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A Primer for ‘new’ French Wines.

French Wines Around 1960’s French wines used to outsell all others and set standards for most New World producers like Australia, New Zealand, South Africa Chile, Argentina, Canada, and the U. S. A. Of course, their French colleagues always inspired Ontario winemakers. It is ironic that France gave New World […]

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French Oak Forests.

French Oak Wine enthusiasts everywhere know and appreciate the contribution of French oak and French-coopered barrels. An experienced taster can, without hesitation distinguish a French-barrel aged chardonnay from another aged in American white oak. French oak makes the wine taste more refined and fresh. The vanilla flavour is just a […]