Category Archives: FRANCE

French categories/appellations

Just a collection of things worth knowing on some French categories and appellations (these synonymous category pairs may be used interchangeably – IGP/Vin de Pays, AOP/AOC, but in 2009 Vin de Table was replaced by Vin de France), to be … Continue reading

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French terminology

French wine industry terminology, with most accents and other characters .. work in progress .. – A – acide acétique  acetic acid acide malique  malic acid. acide tartrique  tartaric acid. acidité vive  lively, fresh acidity. agrafe  a u-shaped metal staple … Continue reading

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Sparkling wine – outside Champagne

The generic term for most sparkling wine made in France, but outside Champagne, is crémant. The complete range of legal terms for such wines, is: cremant (ou crémant) for wines made in the same way as champagne, that is the … Continue reading

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