Lecture 17

Lecture 17 - The Wines of France with an Emphasis on...

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The Wines of France with an Emphasis on Burgundy Chem 80H Joe Miller May 26, 2009
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France: largest producer of wines in the world Annual production ~ 4.5 billion liters ~ 6 billion bottles(2005) Next countries in production volume are Italy, Spain, and the U.S. The French drink the most wine in the world on a per capita basis: ~56 liters/person/year (75 bottles). Other countries: Italy 48, Germany 24, UK 19, Canada 10.5, U.S. 8.7, UAE 3, Japan 2. The U.S. is not in the top 30!
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French wines come from extremely diverse regions, but place of origin is all-important . Many French place names adopted as descriptions of wine types elsewhere in the world, e.g., Burgundy, Champagne, Chablis. Now against the law in the U.S. Virtually all quality wines in are labeled with the place of origin as the defining characteristic, not the grape as in the U.S.
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French wine regions:
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Specification of place of origin Four basic classifications of French wine origin: 1. Appellation d'Origine Controlee (AOC, AC)
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2010 for the course CHEM 80H taught by Professor Crews during the Spring '09 term at UCSC.

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Lecture 17 - The Wines of France with an Emphasis on...

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