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France

The planet’s most celebrated wine-producing country, France, has set the bar high – fashioning classic blends, varietals and styles from the beginning. With a history dating back to the 6th century BC, the French wine sector has experienced several ups and downs. After centuries of limited growth, the French Revolution in 1789 finally initiated an era of intense development, from vineyards and grape varietals, to new vinification techniques - wine became one of France’s founding cultural backgrounds. From 850,000 hectares of vineyards stretching over 300 appellations, France is home to the most highly regarded wines and regions on the planet. With a production of 4 - 5 billion liters per year, France is often regarded as the leading wine producer, but not by much – they are in constant competition with Italy for the top spot. Amidst the most diverse wine-growing areas, France has amazed wine-lovers and collectors for centuries with their many impressive appellations like Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire, Rhone and Provence. France has made the wine world what it is today, and we are more than pleased to share with you the works of some of the greatest producers in the country. ...