Updated 2013-05-11 09:25:32
France is a country on the continent Europe, her capital is Paris. Here is the hierarchy of the France administrative divisions: France is subdivided into regions, that are at their turn subdivided into departments, that are at their turn subdivided into cantons, that are at their turn subdivided into communes, cities, that are at their turn subdivided into villages, called-places.
French Wines are classified as AOP (Appellation d'Origine Protégée), AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) before, VDP (Vins de Pays) and VDT (Vins de Table), their calling is protected by International Laws according to the region of the production.
As shown in the table or on the map of regions of France, contrary to that gives the image of France to the outside world, there is no AOP or AOC wines around the country: there are only 11 regions have the honor to cultivate this precious beverage. Burgundy holds the gold medal in the number of quality wines. If Aquitaine is the champion of great wines, the Loire Valley, the Rhone-Alpes, Languedoc-Roussillon offers many specialties of high quality.