How To Pronounce 'Vins De Pays'?
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A Quick Overview Of Vins De Pays
'Vins de pays', or 'regional wines', are the third rank of French wines below wines of appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC wines) and vins délimités de qualité supérieure (VDQS). The literal meaning is 'wines (vins) of (de) the regions (pays).
'Pays' can mean 'country' (as in 'country of origin), but with reference to 'vins de pays' it means wines from the wine-growing regions of France. Vins de pays are subject to controls over where the grapes are grown, what the minimum level of alcohol is, and the overall quality. These wines all have a consistent regional character.
Note that 'vin' singular is pronounced exactly like 'vins' plural. 'Vins de pays' is the plural form, and the singular 'table wine' is 'vin de pays'.
- vins de pays
- va~də pay/ee
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