Wine, cheese and fine dining are the three ingredients of French culture. The infographic is a description of what makes France the best wine producer in the world. Some of the world’s best wines are produced in France.
By numbers, France produces over 7 billion bottles of wine and exports 45.3 million hector liters every year. This makes France the largest wine producing country in the world.
The top wine producing regions of France are – Brittany, Alsace, Loire, Jura, Provence and Burgundy. Touring these regions by bikes is the best way to discover the vineyards and wineries of France.
Some of the interesting facts about wine that make it the most favored beverage in Europe are listed below:
Grapes rank first among fruits in their popularity.
It takes about 2.8 pounds of grapes to make a bottle of wine.
Wine is available in 2 varieties – the red and the white. 76% of the wine that is produced in France is red and the rest is white.
Wine tasting is an art where the wine is tasted and smelled in order to grade it. Women are preferred as wine tasters due to their fine sense of smell as compared to men.
The oldest wine was found in Germany and is dated back to 325 AD.
Wine names are quite tongue twisters. While European wines take their names from their geographic location, the non-European ones derive their names from the grape variety.
According to some studies, wine consumption increases sexual desires in women!