France can be split into 11 unique wine growing regions. The most known among those regions are Bordeaux, Bourgnogne (Burgundy), Champagne, the Rhône Valley, and the Loire Valley.
- Bordeaux is best known for its red blends, referred to simply as Bordeaux Blends.
- The Champagne region is obviously known for its sparkling whites and rosés.
- The Burgundy region sets the global benchmark for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines.
- Wines from the Loire Valley consist of bright whites like Sauvignon Blanc, and herbaceous reds like Cabernet Franc.
- Seek out Grenache, Syrah, or Mourvedre as single varietals or as blends from the Rhône Valley.