Paris Left Bank

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(…)

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(…)

Le Vin Qui Parle…

Le Vin Qui Parle…

One of the reasons I enjoy walking while in Paris rather than taking the Métro is that walking allows the opportunity to see so many more points of interest that otherwise would be missed when zipping through the city in an underground tunnel. And by walking to dinner one evening in the Latin Quarter is(…)

Les Caves du Polidor (6e)

Les Caves du Polidor (6e)

  If you’ve ever seen the Woody Allen film, “Midnight in Paris”, you may recognize some of these photos taken inside the Restaurant Polidor, where Gil first met Ernest Hemmingway. Well just next door, you’ll find their wine shop featuring “une grande diversité” (nice variety) of wines from regions throughout France, Spain, as well as(…)

La Maison des Millesimes (6e)

La Maison des Millesimes (6e)

La Maison des Millesimes specializes in wines from Bordeaux. But no worries…with a nice variety of wines on the shelves, there’s something here for every size wallet- as low as under 20euros! Other selections such as sparkling wines and wines from other regions such as Bourgogne (Burgundy), Alsace, Rhône and Loire Valleys are also available(…)

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(…)