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FRANCE WINE REGION
the world's second-largest total vineyard surface
(behind Spain) and competes with Italy for the position
of having the world's largest wine production. Currently
France is the second in wine production, but boasts of
the best quality of wines. French winemaking is the
accepted procedure for wine-producing countries of the
France is the source of many grape varieties (such as
Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon
Blanc and Syrah), several winemaking practices,and the
names of many French wine regions such as Bordeaux,
Burgundy and Champagne are widely known.
Two central concepts to high-quality French wines are
the notion of terroir and the Appellation d'Origine
Contrôlée (AOC) system.