Wine Tasting in Paris

Day Trip to Champagne

Day Trip to Champagne

             Many visitors when they come to Paris take advantage of the easily accessible train system and go on day trips to places like Giverny, Chartres, Normandy, and of course the various Chateaux (e.g. Versailles or Fontainebleau). But did you know that the Champagne region also makes for a fun day(…)

Dilettantes Champagne tasting: Vazart-Coquart

Dilettantes Champagne tasting: Vazart-Coquart

          Fanny Heucq, proprietor of Dilettantes, not only knows her stuff, she offers to her guests a welcoming, convivial place to gather, taste and learn about the hand selected boutique wines. Dilettantes is a one-of-a-kind boutique in Paris that specializes in Champagne only. What I especially like about Fanny’s collection is(…)

Vins du Mois and French Conversation

Vins du Mois and French Conversation

Do you enjoy drinking good French wine? Do you need to improve your French conversation skills? If the answer is “yes” to both of these questions then this is definitely the tasting event for you. You get to practice French conversation in a small group while enjoying fine wine. Conversation topics include learning about the(…)

Wine Shop at Le Bon Marché (7e)

Wine Shop at Le Bon Marché (7e)

Le Bon Marché or “The Good Store” in French is one of the most exclusive department stores in Paris, as well as one of the oldest department stores (cir 1838) in the world. In fact, part of its design was done in collaboration with the firm of Gustave Eiffel, the one and only who designed(…)

La Dernière Goutte (6e)

La Dernière Goutte (6e)

La Dernière Goutte was my very first wine shop visited during a trip to Paris and I loved it right away. Tucked away in a small alley off Blvd St. Germain,  the boutique takes pride in specializing in wines from smaller, lesser known producers. The shop is cozy and has a tasting room towards the back. Regular wine(…)

Dilettantes- La Maison du Champagne (6e)

Dilettantes- La Maison du Champagne (6e)

Fanny Heucq definitely had the right idea when she decided to open a wine shop exclusively dedicated to champagne, the first of its kind in Paris! Having been raised among a family of winemakers, Ms. Heucq not only has extensive knowledge about wine, she shows an amazing dedication in personally knowing the producers and in(…)