IS IT ANY WONDER AMERICANS ARE CONFUSED BY FRENCH WINE? American consumers are used to seeing wines labeled by grape, but the French label their wine according to region of origin--and France has over 300 legally defined regions! The Pocket Index of French Wine is a quick reference guide for average wine drinkers as well as wine professionals. It includes brief overviews of French wine law (the appellation system), common French wine terms, profiles of the major grapes used in France, and overviews of each major wine region. The bulk of the guide is composed of the French Appellations Index, which lists all 300+ French appellations in alphabetical order, along with the primary wine style, major grapes, and helpful notes. The Pocket Index of French Wine takes the mystery out of French wines. Keep it handy and choose your French wines with confidence!