France is awash with great food and wine. Throughout history this country has dedicated periods of study to its vineyards and soils, nailing down what grows best where. This is clear throughout many historical regions like Burgundy, Champagne, Loire, Bordeaux and the Rhone.

But there is plenty of humble offerings on show too, you just need to know where to look. This guide affords you a glimpse into the major regions of France. So buy a few wedges of cheese, open a bottle and read on.