Exploring French Wines

Date: December 4, 2011 Posted by: admin In: Food & Restaurants

It’s definitely on everyone’s list. Paris, the city of lights, the most romantic city on Earth. For every traveler, tourist life would be incomplete if one does not get the chance to visit Paris, France and get photographed with the imposing Eiffel Tower in the background or foreground.

Perhaps one of the reasons why millions of tourists flock here each year is because there are countless things to explore in Paris: fashion, art, food and wine. The French pride themselves for having a very rich and refined culture which is embodied in almost everything, well, French – and this is something that is admired by Americans.French Wine Cellar Wine Chateaux

Going on Paris travel packages allows visitors to experience, even for a brief moment, what’s its like to live the Parisian lifestyle. For most Americans this means a laid-back and highly indulgent way of life they could only allow themselves the luxury to have during vacations. Imagine long leisurely walks, having coffee in an outdoor Parisian cafe’, visiting museums and art exhibits or going to fashion shows in the evenings. Afterwards comes dinner where they get to savor the best of French cuisine, cheeses and of course, wines.

You don’t have to be an expert to appreciate the fine quality of French wines, which is one of the country’s main claims to fame. French wines are mostly grown in the Southern regions of France and considered a major part of French culture and tradition, primarily because they have been making wines since the pre Roman times. Estates and families have been built around vineyards in France, and most of them are still manufacturing their distinct wine brands to this day.

Paris travel packages now include either wine tasting or sampling tours within Paris itself, or an out of town adventure to see the famous vineyards of France in a scenic adventure. You can join pre-booked tours with a fixed itinerary, or contact any of the agencies which run Paris Travel Packages for a customized vacation package suited to your plans.

Here are some of the most famous wines and wine tour destinations to choose from.

Bordeaux – is a region in France known for the famous brands of Chateaux enjoyed the world over. Bordeux is primarily a producer of red wines which have been blended form Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, but they have also produced some of the most enjoyed dry and sweet white wines,among them the popular and rather pricey Chateau d’ Yquem.

Burgundy – Pinot Noir and Chardonnay lovers hold fast to their belief that a Burgundy wine tasting would be the best amonth the Paris travel packages in the line up.

Champagne – no Paris travel package would be complete without a sampling or tasting of the famous sparkling white or rose wine which has earned its place not only in the annals of history, but in the heart of every wine drinker. The story of this light and bubbly beverage can be another article altogether, but suffice it to say that tourists do go to France just to sample the very best of champagne vintages on the rack.

French Wine Bottles