Wine in France

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Wine in France

There's no way I can go fully into French wines here, but your waiter or the restaurant's sommelier (wine steward) should be able to pair your meal with an appropriate vintage.

But be careful—ordering wine by the bottle can jack up the cost of your meal in no time. 

Table wine by the liter carafe or demi (half a liter) is always cheaper and tastes almost as good as any fancy estate label.

France's top vins rouges (red wines) are produced in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Beaujolais, and the Loire and Rhone valleys.

Great French white wines hail from Alsace, the Loire, Burgundy, and Bordeaux.

And don't forget that sparkling white wine from the vineyards east of Paris called Champagne.

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