France is home to spectacular regional wines but what if you want to have the best of all regions in a single bottle? The answer lies in a bottle of Vin de France.
Vin de France is a new category that revolutionized French wines in the US (but also in France and in the rest of the world!) The specificity of this exciting new category is that you can blend grapes from different region (which is not the case for AOC wines that limit to stay with a geographical area) and have a real focus on grape varieties (wines can be made of single or blended varietal and it can be listed on the label)!
These are everyday drinking, accessible and affordable wines ranging from $9-$15 and they are crafted to match the consumer’s palate.
As a modern category of wine – Vin de France was created 2009 but was only available in the US end of 2012 – these wines depict fun, playful and experimental labels, and the winemakers themselves are given leeway to be as experimental as their New World counterparts. But despite the cutting-edge modernity, Vin de France is also a stamp of quality with strict quality control from the French Ministry of Agriculture.
July 14 is Bastille Day! It is a French national holiday that commemorates the storming of the Bastille in 1789, which sparked the French Revolution. For Bastille Day and for summertime imbibing be sure to try crisp, thirst-quenching white wines and rosés, as well as the juicy, medium-to-full bodied red wines of Vin de France!