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From a Wino....lol

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From a Wino....lol

Hi everybody thanks for reading my post....I am anxious to include the whole wine experience in my travels and France is our first stop...can anyone offer advice as to where to start for this type of vacay?

Thanks :)

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1. Re: From a Wino....lol

French wine? One of my favourite pleasures!

'Where to start....' is a wide open question, with little to narrow the options.

There are several major wine regions eg Bordeaux, Burgundy, Cotes de Rhone, Champagne, Loire Valley. Each is sub-divided into many individual appellation areas. There are lots of lesser known regions. also sub-divided to appellations eg Fitou, Gaillac, Madiran....... and lots of production outside the Appellation system. The production is also spread wide - from Champagne to Cotes du Roussillon is 950km!

Depends what your particular interest / wine preferences are? Red, white, rose? Do yo want to combine with chateaux, scenery, any specific tourist towns? What are your intended entry & exit points, and how long is your stay? Also, to get the most from rural visits you really need a car.

You can message me direct if you like, glad to help.

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If you ae buying wine in Paris you can get some really good wine at reasonable prices in the grocery stores. There are wine stores all over the place and some wine bars. I usually go to chanin of wine stores called Nicholas. They have all prices and are friendly and helpful They usually have a dayilly or weekly special. I've not had any bad wine frome there.

Hope this helps.

If you like Champagne you might enjoy a visit to that region. It is quite interesting.

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You can start in Paris, taste some Saint Emilion, Sancerre, Cote du Rhone, Pinot noir and then decide you want to see that region.

Classics are Bordeaux wine, Bourgogne wine, Loire Valley wine, Provence/Cote du Rhone wine.

Perso, I like to have them in Paris and mix them with culture, architecture, theater, concerts, art exhibits, museuma etc.

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