The origins of France's alcoholic beverages
Explore France's beverage-producing regions in all their unique and spirituous splendor!
France is the world's leading producer, exporter, and consumer of wine. However, did you know France is also Europe's third-largest exporter of spirits and its fifth-largest beer exporter? The role of alcoholic drinks in French culture can hardly be underestimated. Whether it's an "everyday" wine among family or friends, a liqueur before or after dinner, or champagne during festive events, the French love their alcohol. Not just as a social lubricant, but for its taste as well. Click on for more interesting facts about the origins of France's alcoholic beverages.