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French Wine Scholar: Languedoc Roussillon

Technically, Languedoc and Roussillon are in fact two distinct regions with separate historical and cultural backgrounds. However, in 1972 they were joined administratively and together comprise the largest winemaking region in southern France and share the same grape varieties. The area is more frequently referred to as “Languedoc Roussillon”....
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French Wine Scholar: Bordeaux

We’ve arrived in the South of France this week in class. So, we turn our attention to Bordeaux and the wines of Southwest France. The wines of Bordeaux are a revered French wine icon. They are age-worthy and highly prized. When Robert Parker launched <em>Wine Advocate and fell in...
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French Wine Scholar: Bourgogne

The most important lesson from our Bourgogne class: Bourgogne = Burgundy. For some reason, Bourgogne was the only French wine region to be translated, and in English-speaking countries is called Burgundy. It’s long caused confusion to consumers who find only Bourgogne mentioned on wine labels so a shift is...
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French Wine Scholar: Champagne

“The sparkling wine that is Champagne cannot be duplicated anywhere else on earth. Sparkling wines produced around the world, even when made from the same grape varieties, using the same production method, do not deliver the same product. They can’t. The Champagne terroir exists nowhere else but Champagne.” –French...
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French Wine Scholar: Alsace

  Wasatch Academy of Wine serves as the affiliate provider for the French Wine Society’s courses in the state of Utah, so in our first “real” week of class, we began by diving into the Alsace region of France—an area heavily influenced by war over the years. Because of...
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