Who can talk about France without bringing up its rich history in wines? Wine is a major part of both French cultures and of the image France has around the world. Wine enthusiasts worldwide have come to France to study its history and knowledge in this field and have taken back what they have learned to develop their own styles in their respective regions. France is the source of many grape varieties (such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Sauvignon blanc, Syrah) planted throughout the world, as well as wine-making practices and styles of wine that have been adopted in other producing countries. However, the influence of historical elements in French winemaking (such as terroir) is not easily replicated; therefore, millions of tourists choose to go to France to experience the authentic bottled experience.