France is one of the world's most renowned wine-producing countries, known for its rich history, traditions, and diverse range of grape varieties. French winemaking techniques have been adopted around the world, and many wine regions take inspiration from the practices and regulations established in France.

French winemaking techniques are characterised by a focus on terroir, which refers to the unique combination of climate, soil, and topography that influences the character of a wine. French winemakers believe that the terroir is essential in shaping a wine's taste and aroma, and many regions have strict regulations governing how wine can be made in order to preserve the unique characteristics of their terroir.




Champagne is located in northeastern France and is known for its sparkling wines made using the traditional method, which involves a secondary fermentation in the bottle. Champagne is made primarily from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes and is celebrated for its crisp acidity and delicate bubbles.

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In the spirit of reconciliation Small Story Merchants acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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