France

France

The Wine Society was awarded Specialist Merchant of the Year for Regional France at both the International Wine Challenge and Decanter Retailer Awards in 2018. France's classic regions of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and the Rhône are passions at The Society, but our range also makes plenty of room for other French wines which much of the trade has barely discovered.

Here you'll find an interactive map of France's key regions and our expert 'How to Buy' guides, written by our buyers to help members get the most out of the fascinating, varied and delicious wines being produced throughout the country. We hope you find them useful.

Interactive Wine Map of France

Guides to French Regions

Expert guides on some of France's most prominent regions, written by The Society's buyers.

Alsace

Marcel Orford-Williams gives a run-down of the region's grapes, what to expect from them, and the house styles of the producers.

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Beaujolais

At its best, there is little that can match the fragrant, sappy, fruity flavours of Beaujolais. This guide includes information on the region's great red grape, gamay, and a roll-call of crus and vintages.

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux is a vast region with a great range of wines, covering myriad styles and prices. Sebastian Payne MW offers an overview of sub-regions, properties to follow and how long to keep the wines.

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Burgundy

Toby Morrhall has been buying Burgundy for over 15 years, spending many weeks in the region each year. His comprehensive guide aims to help members get the most out of the region's extraordinary wines.

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Champagne

Get to know how Champagne is made, the main grape varieties, styles and growers.

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Languedoc-Roussillon

Marcel Orford-Williams helps explain the eccentricities of France's largest wine region.

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Loire

An overview of the diverse and delicious wines of the Loire valley, including a grape guide and vintages to look out for.

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Provence

Provence accounts for nearly 10% of world rosé production. Marcel Orford-Williams gives a description of key appellations, wine styles and portraits of some of the growers we buy from.

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Rhône

Rhône

Substance, generosity and sun-ripened fruit are the essence of Rhône wine and it is the promise of such abundance of flavour that has propelled the Rhône to dizzy heights within a relatively short time.

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Members' Comments (2)

"Love the new map. Perhaps next step is to add wines that are supplied to WS by village of origin?"

Mr Robin D Smith (09-Sep-2016)

"Perfect, this map will replace many older paper copies. Brilliant. I look forward to more maps and more links on pages. Many thanks, very happy."

Mr Kristian H Whittick (15-Sep-2016)