France produces more fine wine than any other country and wine is entwined with the whole fabric of society and culture. Nowhere else are the regions so clearly defined and controlled than here. I do feel that it is still difficult to find French wines that offer good value but that does not prevent me from constantly tasting to try and find them.
I have made a concerted effort to list wines from less well known regions as I feel that they offer better value for money, while I will always list wines from Champagne, Burgundy, Bordeaux etc. that just are too good to be missed!