France has thousand years of wine production history, and some of the most famous wine producing regions in the world.
Bordeaux wines are the most famous blends in the world.
The river Gironde splits the area in the famous Left Bank (Southwest) and the Right Bank (Northeast), where two very different famous blends are produced.
On the Left Bank, Cabernet Sauvignon is the primary grape, on the Right Bank, Merlot is the primary grape.
Bourgogne is one of the most famous wine regions in the world.
Côtes du Rhône is an AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) wine region in the Rhône Valley of France. There are two main regions:
In the North, the main grape is Syrah.
The grapes grows on very steep slopes, and are manually picked in hillside trolleys, wich adds to the price.
In the South, the main grape is Grenache.
The area is famous for its GSM wines: Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre.
Champagne is the world's most famous sparkling wine.