You might like to drink French wine, but did you know?:
- White wine can still be made with red grapes. The skins and seeds are simply removed and therefore account for clear, yellow or golden color.
- Second only to the Vatican City, the French drink 53 liters of wine per capita annually.
- Italy produces the most wine in the world, but France is the largest exporter.
- While wines in the USA are named by grape varieties, wines in France are named by the village, town or region where they originate. This is because the same grape can produce drastically different tasting wine depending on different environmental factors.
- A vineyard’s soil is considered so specific and precious that it is tradition for workers to scrape the soil off their shoes before leaving work for the day.
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