Is AOC really the best ?

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Crowley, an authority on the geography of wine, discusses wines in the Languedoc-Roussillon (L-R), area of southern France. French wines, in supposed order of declining quality, are designated : Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC), Vin de Qualité Supérieure (VDQS), Vin de Pays, and Vin Ordinaire. Traditionally, L-R has been the land of table wine for the average Frenchman (and Frenchwomen) to enjoy daily. Recently, some growers in L-R have received AOC designation for wines made from traditional grapes of the region, mainly Carignane, Grenache, and Cinsault. However, growers and wineries focusing on non-traditional grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon produce Vin de Pays that is superior to the L-R AOCs. - (SLD)

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Article de périodique

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Focus (New York, N.Y. 1950), issn : 0015-5004, 2001, vol. 46, n°. 3, p. 31, Collation : Illustration

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Pays édition : Etats-Unis, New York, NY, American Geographical Society

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