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French Wine Notes

David Ronis

These pages are part Language Lesson and part Restaurants pages. They discuss the basics of wine, the vocabulary you need, and how to read the labels. There is also a description of the main wine regions.

These pages are in the France - Restaurants section, but are also considered a Language Lesson.


Part 1 - Wine Basics: Basic vocabulary, names and pronunciation of wine regions, types of grapes, reading wine labels, AOC and appellations.

Part 2 - A Tour of France's Principal Wine Regions: About the wine and how to read labels for: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Côtes du Rhône (Rhône Valley), Alsace, Loire Valley, Champagne.

David Ronis is a classical singer, actor and translator living in New York City. www.davidronis.com

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