Definition of vin de pays in English:

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vin de pays

Pronunciation: /ˌvã də peɪˈiː/
(also vin du pays /ˌvã d(j)uː peɪˈiː/)

noun (plural vins de pays /ˌvã də peɪˈiː/)

[mass noun]
French wine produced in a particular area and meeting certain standards of quality, superior to vin de table.
Example sentences
  • By 1997 vins de pays constituted 27 per cent of all French wine produced and the long-term aim is to upgrade even more of the production of the vast Languedoc-Roussillon regions from vin de table to vin de pays.
  • Not only famous for being the Oc in vin de pays d' Oc, the area in the south-west of France also has some good, relatively inexpensive appellations.
  • The French vin de pays section is very strong and there is a fine port selection.


French, literally 'wine of the region'.

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