Discover the wonderful and surprising French vin naturel (natural wine) during a wine tasting in a cozy natural wine boutique near Bastille, lined with a rich array of the best of French vins naturels.
The exuberant shop owner will pop open a couple white and red natural wines from different wine regions and terroirs in France. From my satchel, I'll pull some great artisan bread, mouth melting cheese, and an array of my famed home-made nibbles, full of seasonal vegetables… and at once give you an abreviated course on natural wine making, introduce you to the amazing and surprising alchemy the winemakers of vin nature - all wizards of a sort - practice on (and with) their grapes, as well as the gustative pleasure of paring their various unique personalities with different tastes and savors. You'll go home with 1 or 2 half-full bottles of wine...
If you'd like to extend our time together, you could add my "off-the-beaten-path" artisan food tour to your wine tasting.In which event we'll start at the historic Beauvau covered market in the 12th arrondissement and the lively outdoor Aligre marché that accompanies it, and visit my favorite artisan wood-oven bakery, a "sweet" chocolate shop, an enticingly pungent cheese shop piled high with delectable cheeses of all ages, sizes, textures, forms, and regions, a tiny bottega, an olive oil-spice boutique, a real mom & pop “specialty" shop.
There'll be tastings a plenty...
Along our wandering way I'll explain the workings of the outdoor markets, spin a bit of Parisian history, and point you to the sights. You'll receive an itinerary map and list of addresses we visited by email. Then on to the natural wine store to sip on wine and gorge on a "picnic" of great bread, cheese and my homemade nibbles.
Please email me for further information and bookings
private natural wine tasting — Tuesday thru Saturday, 11am - 1pm or 4 - 6pm
— 200 euros for an individual
— 120 euros per person, for parties of up to 4
natural wine tasting with private food tour—Tuesday thru Friday, 9am - 1pm and 2:30 - 6:30pm
— 260 euros for an individual
— 165 euros per person, for parties of up to 4