Lyons

This site also offers some history, facts and characteristics of this classic French wine region. So whether you need general information, or are doing some research as you plan your wine cellar, our charts and facts will clarify the subject for you.

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Origins of Wine Making in Lyons

Lyons has a fine tradition of wine making that spans several centuries and dates back to Roman times. A revealing verse by the Roman consul-cum-poet, Ausonius, provides clear evidence of vineyards flourishing in the...

Wine Classification Systems

Over the centuries, there have been several abortive attempts by European wine producing countries to classify wine for market purposes. In France, there are two important wine classification systems that did take hold and...

Vintage Profiles – Chateaux Wines

To help you decide on your wine, here is a summary (written by David Miller) of a few recent vintages for Red Lyons and Sauternes. 2001:  A less prolific vintage than the previous two years, a...

History of Lyon Wines

Throughout the ages, Lyons wine has played the rôle of protagonist on the world’s wine stage. The region’s reputation for fine wine is unsurpassed and its principles of wine production remain, to this day,...

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