|Several regions in France produce
French wine. Over 800,000 hectares (over 2 million acres) of
vineyards produce in a typical year between 50 and 60 million
hectolitres of wine, or 7 to 8 billion bottles - enough for a party
you may think? France has 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. The earliest history of
French wine goes back to the 6th century BCE, and many of France's
regions count their wine-making history to Roman times.
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.
The combination of French wine and
the equally influential French gastronomy has been an important one
and wine plays an important role in French identity. Over the last
decades, however, international competition in the wine industry has
become more fierce, and France has been challenged both by
winemakers of the New World and by traditional wine-producing
countries in southern Europe, while domestic consumption of wine has
decreased. Because the French wine industry is heterogeneous and
ranges from production of cheap table wine to expensive First
Growths and similar "luxury" wines, these changes have had varied
impacts on winemakers. Regions plagued with constant overproduction
of low-quality wines cannot find buyers, and many smaller growers
have an increasingly difficult time making a living; however, many
top producers experience high demand and high profits.
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