Evidently the French are pretty good at football, since it did indeed go home – to Paris. However, fortunately for those of us who couldn’t care less about some over-paid, over-hair-gelled pansies playing kick around, the French are also exceedingly proficient in the art of wine making.
France produces more wine than any country in the world, though Italy is often snapping at her heels. The varied climate across the country allows for an extensive range of grape varieties to be grown, so if you decide you fancy some French vino the choices are close to endless.
Some argue that the French have got a little complacent in their position at the forefront of the Wine World; while other wine producers from the New World and across further corners of Europe have got more creative, advancing the various methods of wine production, many of the French have remained steadfast (and perhaps a little stubborn) in their traditional techniques under the premise ‘if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.’ Let’s face it; they’re not entirely wrong.
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