Talking about wine

As if making a choice between rouge, blanc and rosé was not already hard enough, Bordeaux has 65 regional appellations. Indeed, that is a lot of French wine vocabulary! AOC Bordeaux, Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge, Crémant de Bordeaux, Bordeaux Supérieur Blanc… these classified wines all come under an umbrella label called AOC: Appellations d’origine controlée. But do not be baffled, you can find everything you need to know here, including how to -correctly- read a wine label, how the classifying system works and what to know about each wine-making region. You will quickly be using all the correct terms and phrases and it will be your turn to surprise friends and family!