For most Americans, the wines of France are shrouded in mystery. But ask consumers where the best wine comes from and the answer is as clear as the glass in their hand. In this episode we head into the heart of the vineyard and the mind of the winemaker to learn about France's most famous export. We'll uncover centuries of winemaking traditions and find out how the wines of France are made and sold. We'll learn how soil, climate and location influence the way wine tastes. The French call this concept of place "terroir" - and it's key to understanding the wines of France. We also find out how French wines are made and categorized, which grape varieties are used, and France's most important winemaking regions.
Episode #105 / Length: 26 minutes