Kosher for Passover and Mevushal. Chardonnay varies greatly with climate, soil and winemaking - but it adapts just about anywhere, which is what makes it so popular.
France is arguably the world's most important wine-producing country. For centuries, it has produced wine in greater quantity – and of reportedly greater quality – than any other nation. Wine is ingrained in French culture at almost every level of society; it is the drink of both the elite and the common people, and a key symbol in Roman Catholicism, France's majority religion.