Southern France online class
A full immersion into the Mediterranean wine regions of France; from its famous wine districts of Cote Azur, Provence, Languedoc, Corbieres, Rousillon and Southern Rhone, to its most important grape varieties, clones and biotipes: Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Cinsault, Picpul, Clairette, Manseng and more. A detailed look at the subregions and the wines produced from Southern France, one of the most important wine economy of the world and a significant growing market worldwide. Topics include: 1. History (Ancient history, Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans, middle age, XVII and XVIII centuries, XX century); 2. Geography (Main regions, Climate and Weather, Soils, Geology) 3. Viticulture and Overview (Wine Districts and Terroirs, Grapes, Wine making styles and traditions, Statistics, Vines and distribution, Main chacateristics 4. Wine districts 5. Labels and Wine Classification 6. French wines in the international market 7. Food and wine pairing tradition.