France

Alsace

Bordering Switzerland and Germany on the west bank of the Upper Rhine, Alsace is an interesting cultural conflation of German and French.

Northern Rhône

Famous for its steep valley hillsides, cold mistral winds but mostly for its Syrah, (a.k.a Shiraz)

Armagnac

Home to Armagnac brandy

Beaujolais

Known for Gamay reds and Chardonnay whites, and world famous for Beaujolais nouveau

Bordeaux

Regarded by many as home to some of the world's greatest wines, most notably featuring Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot