France

What is there to say about French wine that hasn’t already been said a thousand times before? The granddaddy, the boss, the number one – or should that be numéro un – when it comes to wine, nowhere can really come close to France. The sheer range of regions, styles, flavours and vintages mean there is more to be taken from French wine than any other wine growing area in the world. Having come through a slightly difficult period over the last decade or two competing with the innovation and technology at the disposal of the New World wine makers, the French are finally starting to learn from the newcomers whilst managing to retain their unique and indomitable Frenchness.