While France has always
been regarded as the traditional home of wine, other wine regions of the world have
flourished in wine-making techniques.
France is a land of beauty and contrasts, in geography and also in wine making.
The jewel in the crown of France’s
illustrious wine history is the grand Champagne region
east of Paris.
The famous champagne houses including
Dom Perignon and Moet et Chandon are all here.
Further south, Burgundy and
Bordeaux differ greatly - Burgundy
has thousands of small growers while Bordeaux
has many grand estates.
Napa Valley in the
US produces quality red wines and white wines, thanks to the tireless efforts of
Robert Mondavi, who died recently aged 94.
Mondavi was inspired by
France and joined with Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Bordeaux's famous Château
Mouton-Rothschild in 1979 to create Opus One in the Napa Valley. A flood of
international investment followed.
Valley produces some of the world's best red wines thanks to German settlers, closely
pursued by the Margaret River region with its powerful reds.
New Zealand white wines, and
particularly sauvignon blancs, are now world leaders as well.
We hope you enjoy the
experiences here in our wine travel magazine as much as you enjoy wine.
Our latest wine experience is a journey to the alluring, intoxicating
Champagne region of France, including the luxurious Chateau les Crayeres. We hope you enjoy it.