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gros point de Venise

Beaumes-de-Venise

Beaumes-de-Venise is a commune of the Vaucluse département in southern France.

Name

The word "beaumes" comes from the old Provençal word balma meaning "cave" or "grotto". The surrounding hills have many of these caves that were inhabited during the Iron Age.

Wine

The village gives its name to a sweet wine appellation, Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise. And also now to a red wine, formerly Côtes du Rhone Villages Beaumes-de-Venise, now AC Beaumes-de-Venise.

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