Wine and revolution in the Rhône

The French Revolution had plenty of knock-on effects for the wine industry, and some of them are still being felt in the Rhône Valley

16th July, 2017
The Rhône Valley is finally experiencing its own revolution with the arrival of exciting new wines

This is Bastille weekend, France’s annual national day celebration, which expanded from a simple picnic and a parade a year after the storming of the Bastille in 1789 to a week-long set of fireworks, street parties, Tour de France antics, wine, cheese and croissant promotions, and a huge military parade along the Champs-Élysées. And, of course, millions of raised glasses, tear-inducing renditions of La Marseillaise and the mighty invocation: vive la France!...

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