Santé! Here’s to Ile wines

Patrice Bersac, president of the local winegrowers union

Wines from the historic Ile-de-France territory, which is larger than the existing regional boundaries, are to go on sale from next year after a 20-year battle for recognition.

The European label Indication Géographic Protégée has been awarded for the wines.

In mid-October, standards for the Ile-de-France area are due to be judged by the Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité INAO, the final step towards allowing the wines to be sold commercially.

Patrice Bersac, who is president of the Syndicat des ...

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