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NAtural wine tastings

Discover the wonderful and surprising French vin vivant (natural "living" wine) during a Paris wine tasting in a cozy natural wine boutique near Bastille, lined with a rich array of the best of French vins naturels, where I'll choose a couple bottles each of white and red natural wines from various wine regions and terroirs in France and have the exuberant shop owner pop them open for us

From my satchel, I'll pull out 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 can add my "back-street" artisan food tour to your wine tasting

Or spend a day in the Loire with a natural wine maker. You'll take an early morning train from Paris to Blois [1 1/2 hours]. From there I'll whisk you off to the small-scale domaine of one of many great natural winemaker friends in the region for an intimate day with him or her. We'll make lunch with seasonal products from the region and enjoy our meal with the winemaker, our dishes accompanied by his or her wines.

We'll converse the winemaker about natural wine: philosophy, history, farming and vinification methods, terroir, as well as stories of the region. We'll visit the vineyards, There'll be tastings in the wine cellar and wines to buy. When the sun tends toward the horizon I'll settle you back into the train heading to Paris.

Take a look at a tour in images of what awaits you

Please contact me for further information and bookings


private natural
wine tasting

Tuesday thru Saturday
11am - 1pm
or 4 - 6pm

— 205 € for a party of 1

— 125 € per person
maximum of 4


private natural wine tasting w/ food tour

Tuesday thru Friday
9am - 1pm
or 2:30 - 6:30pm

— 265 € for a party of 1

— 170 € per person maximum of 4

loire valley

private day excursion

Monday thru Friday
7:30am - 7:30pm

— 750 € for a party of 1

— 480 € per person
for a party of 2 or 3

— 355 € per person
for a party of up to 4

loire valley

excursion includes

— full day in the Loire
— round-trip train
tickets to Blois
— pickup and dropoff
at the train station
— lunch cooking class
with fresh products
from the region
— lunch w/ the winemaker
— vineyard and cellar visit


— 2-day or 3-day trips
can be arranged
visiting a different
winemaker each day.

A three-week advanced
notice is required