Do you want to go beyond the internationally renowned Bordeaux wines? France’s terroir has so much to offer, so I want to share with you the basics of how to find your way around French wine, and hopefully how to enjoy it. This course is not about wine making or technical wine tasting. Instead, we cover very practical topics such as: GEOGRAPHY - Where is wine produced and what sort of wines should you expect from which region? - Depending on your wine tastes (chardonnay, merlot, cabernet, etc.), which regions and villages should you look for? FOOD-WINE PAIRING - What should you drink before dinner or if you're not eating? - How about pairing with fish, meat, cheese, dessert? CHOOSING WINE - Recommendations for ordering wine in a restaurant - Buying wine from a local cellar to bring back home - Lesser-known grape varieties / villages and great bargains only known to the French ;-) We try and make it a fun and interactive session. And obviously, and most importantly, we taste wine (6 bottles) and food is served (cheese and meat / charcuterie together with French baguette).
I have been a wine lover for almost as long as I can remember. After 15 years of traveling and living abroad (working in the banking sector), I chose to make a living out of my passion for wine and I am now the owner and manager of a wine bar in central Paris. I love good wine, good food and 70s soul and funk music. You will get all three at Archibon, my wine bar.
- Cheese and charcuterie / meat boards to share. All products come direct from small producers. - Freshly cooked French…
- Tasting of 6 different wines - Unlimited still and sparkling water
We will meet in a local wine bar, Archibon, which is conveniently located in the very heart of Paris, 15 minutes from the old opera house Palais Garnier and the big department stores Galeries Lafayette and Printemps.