Cordials and Liqueurs

Pernod Liqueur

Cordials/Liqueurs

750 ML

$22.99

Product Description

The secret of Pernod begins with its essence, which includes star anise, also known as badiane. Taken from the fruit of an exotic tree, star anise is exclusively cultivated in remote regions of North Vietnam and Southern China. The distinctive star shaped spice is characterised by an unmistakably hot and sugary taste and pervasive aniseed scent.

Details

Varietal: Cordials/Liqueurs

Region: France

Region Description:

France is the standard bearer for all the world’s wines, with regard to the types of grapes that are used to make wine and with the system of defining and regulating winemaking. Its Appellation d’Origine Controlee, or AOC system, is the legislative model for most other European countries. Most French wines are named after places. The system is hierarchical; generally the smaller and more specific the region for which a wine is named, the higher its rank. There are four possible ranks of French wine, and each is always stated on the label: Appellation Contrôlée (or AOC), Vin Délimité de Qualité Supérieure (or VDQS); Vin de pays, or country wine; and Vin de table. France has five major wine regions, although there are several others that make interesting wines. The three major regions for red wine are Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Rhone; for white wines, the regions are Burgundy, the Loire and Alsace. Each region specialized in certain grape varieties for its wines, based on climate, soil, and local tradition. Two other significant French wine regions are Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon, both in the south of France. Cahors, in the southwest of the country, produces increasingly good wines.