LOVE FRENCH WINE and its tradition!
Please find here below a French wine summary
making and drinking used to be very common in French famillies. I
remember seeing my grandfather bringing his grapes to the wine
cooperative of his village in the south of France. Then he was keeping
his own harvest in his cellar.
Demi-John (Dame Jeanne)
Antiquity people were drinking beer which was made in the morning and
drank in the afternoon. Wine required more time and preparation. Gauls
beverage was mead, beer then wine imported to the Greek trading posts
then grown afterwards in Gaul (previous France) BC 700 . Until Middel
Age wine was watered and spiced.
Cathedrals and Churches were owning a lot of vineyards. Christianity
expansion helped to develop viticulture worldwide.
wine has its own identity according to its "terroir" (region and soil):
quality of the earth, type of grapes, know how of the winemaker, kind
of storage container like "fût de chêne"(oak barrel) etc...
Oak Wine Tap
are the Major French vineyards (vignoble) : Vignoble d'Asace, vignoble
du beaujolais, vignoble de Bordeaux, vignoble de Bourgogne, vignoble de
Champagne, vignoble de Corse, Vigneoble du Jura, vignoble du Languedoc-
Roussillon, vignoble de Provence, vignoble de Savoie, vignoble du
sud-ouest, vignoble de la vallée de la Loire, vignoble de la vallée du
Wine regulation and rules are very strict and controlled.
Here are a few well known type of grapes named "cepage"
White "cepage" : Aligoté, Auxerrois, Chassselas, Chardonnay, Chairette,
Gamay, Gerwurtraminer, Jurançon blanc, Sauvignon ...
Red "cepage" : Cabernet, Cinsault, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot noir, Syrah
20% of the worldwide wine production is French.
find some wine drinking accessories and dinnerware in my shop such as
Glasses, Linens (dishcloth, napkins, tablecloth..) and more upon
request (such as demijohn for example)