France I Essay

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France I: Culture, Wine History, and the AOC System


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Readings and Videos
• Be sure to read each slide in this module thoroughly. • Some slides contain links to readings (articles) and videos. • In order to view these, the PowerPoint presentation must be in “Slideshow” mode. Links will not work in “Edit Mode.”


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• Different types of links are represented by different icons. Click on the symbols that appear throughout the presentation to access additional content Articles Pronunciations Videos


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Assignments and Quizzes
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Assignments are based upon information in the videos and articles. Quizzes are based upon information in the presentations.

Please be sure to review ALL material.


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When you see the box located in the lower left hand corner of a slide, this indicates the sub-topic of a major section you are currently covering. This will not be included on slides with articles, activities, or the introduction of a new major topic. As an example, this particular box located in the lower left corner of this slide indicates we are now presenting the topic of “Climate” within the larger subject area of “Terrior”.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this presentation, you should be able to: • Describe wine’s current role in French culture. • Provide broad statistics concerning France’s consumption and production of wine.
• Provide possible reasons why France’s production of wine has suffered in recent years.


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• List and provide important points in France’s wine history that affected the wine industry of that time.
• • Describe the AOC classification system. List and explain the four levels of the AOC classification system.


Major Topics
• This PowerPoint presentation will cover the following major topics:  French Wine Culture  French Wine History  Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) System  European Union (EU) Classification

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How Much Do You Know?
Let’s see how much you know about wine’s role in France? 1. In what century was the AOC system created in order to recognize quality wines and promote good winemaking practices? a. 20th century b. 19th century c. 18th century d. 17th century 2. True or False: French citizens consumption of wine has dramatically increased in recent years. Consumption of wine in France has decreased. 3. Which level of the AOC classification system represents the lowest level of wine that could be produced in France? a. Vin d’France b. Vin d’Pays c. Vin d’Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée d. Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée


“French Wine”
Click on the icon below to watch a brief introduction to wine in France. Be on the lookout for the answers to the questions below. “Discovery Atlas: French Wine” (2:01) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Where can the best grapes be found? What happens to the sugars as soon as the grape is separated from the vine? What is the range of alcohol content after the juice has fermented for a year? Where do most famous wines come from? What is the average amount France makes in wine exports per year?


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French Wine Culture
This section will cover French Wine Culture which including: wine’s role in France, wine consumption in France, and wine production in France.

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French Wine Culture

Role Consumption Production


French Wine Culture: Role
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