The Perfect Gift for Wine Lovers - Try a French Wine!
When you need to choose a gift for the wine enthusiast, a bottle of French wine can be the best choice. They are generally considered to be the best in the world (to some!) and have a long and distinguished history of very high quality. Even some of the most well known varieties of wine are named after the French region they originated in, such as Champagne and Bordeaux.
In early French history, the water available to the peasant class was generally or very poor quality. To get around this, wine was the most common beverage of the day. By the Middle Ages, the upper class of French society became more interested in wine. Because of this, there became more interest in wine-making techniques and experimenting with different varieties of grapes. From that point on, wine making in France became an art form.
France has a very rich and fertile soils in the thirteen wine producing regions along with idea climates. These regions produce an almost infinite variety of wines that are of very high quality. Wine experts will often tell you that the ultimate in quality wines all come from France, and no other wines can come close to French quality. These experts will tell you that there is a difference between French wines and all others, but there is huge debate on whether this is because of the growing conditions or the production processes.
One of the more less obvious difference between French wines and wines produced in other countries is actually in the label. In most other countries, the label will show you the ingredients of the wine. However, the labels from French wines have remained virtually the same for hundreds of years. Their labels are still labelled with the location of the actual winery, which to many wine enthusiasts adds a bit of a romantic view of the wine.
If you are looking to purchase a nice bottle of French wine, most of the more common red an white wines can be found in pretty much any wine shop. However, for a gift that will have more significance, why not take the time to do a search for a vintage that is a bit more rare. If you can't find it at your local wine shop, there are plenty of vineyards around the world today that allow you to buy wines online. It is best to know what you are looking for first before you go online.
For that special wine gift for you wine enthusiast, a bottle of nice French wine is a sure thing. Even if you are on a relatively small budget, a good but inexpensive bottle of French wine will be considered more valuable simply because it is from France. Any wine lover will think highly of the thoughtfulness of your gift!