When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape is probably the best known appellation in the entire Rhone Valley. The foundation for the entire Appellation Control system in France is based on the rules drawn up in 1923 by Baron Le Roy of Chateau Fortia. Learn More