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Some of France’s most important wine regions - Loire Valley, Champagne, and Burgundy - are all within a day’s drive from Paris. Bien sur the culture practically dictates that people drink all sorts of wine in Parisian cafés, restaurants, and bars and purchase them in the city’s wine shops. But it is a little known fact that wine is actually produced within the city limits, in Montmartre. It’s just off the city street, surrounded by buildings, in the same district as such iconic structures as the Basilica de Sacré Coeur and Moulin Rouge. It is so obscure that even the most frequent visitor to Paris would exclaim “incroyable!” upon learning of its existence. 

Le Clos Montmartre is the last of the once multitude of vineyards situated on the hill, which were first planted by the Romans. There was once a temple dedicated to Bacchus standing there. In the 12th century, the Benedictines continued to produce wine at an abbey that was later destroyed during Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Esprit

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Cafe de Paris Pear


    As an alternative to our usual Martini & Rossi Asti Champagne, we thought we'd ... ... on the label. Seeing "Paris" did influence the decision as the expecation would be sweet, wet rather than tart, dry. Meeting expectations on sweet, wet and an alternative to champagne, we didn't taste a whole lot of pear. Refreshing spritzer flavour and ... Read More

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  • Hi everyone! I am back from my incredible trip to Lyon...  will send ... ... and have fun!* TGV to/from Paris: easy, fast, but pricey. Still, I think totally worth it (3h in Lyon or Paris are priceless!)* Wine Tours: they were expensive for my budget and involved a lunch, which was not a great deal for me because I am vegetarian. So I passed. ... Read More

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  • Did you say it was on Fox, Stephen? They're particularly skimpy with ... ... ... decades. The Judgment of Paris cabs of the '70s had 12.5% alcohol, most frequently. Those from last decade sometimes 3% higher. Winemaker skill sets came to require the ability to balance massive fruit and alcohol in ways that didn't come across too hot, though ma... Read More

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  • I'd be curious, too, Stephen. Drank a lot of their product back in the ... ... that post 'Judgment of Paris' California wine boom, and considered relative pioneers. Their cabs aged pretty well, as did their chards. Haven't had any that I can remember since the millennium. Read More

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  • well this week is Royal Ascot week for us Horse Power of a different type ... ... the Clay of Roland Garros in Paris to the Grass at WimbledonCycling moves from the Giro d'Italia to the Tour de FranceRelevance to the ForumWell great events should be celebrated with great wine so hopefully we can follow all/some of them with some vinuous commen... Read More

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  • Steve did you happen to see the article in wine searcher about Tom McDonalds ... ... that the Judgment of Paris had Hawkes Bay might be the go to for Cab in the new world. The wine does not seem to be avaliable in the U Read More

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  • The other is called Stag's Leap Wine Cellars.  Big law suit. ... ...  Check out the '76 Paris tasting - that was STWC Caberne Read More

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  • CameronWhilst you are in Paris - jealous I am But if for any reason you need any info on Australian Wine let me know Read More

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  • Welcome Cameron I have been to Paris several times  lovely place Read More

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  • Hello wine lovers! My name is Cameron Price and I am an American living in Paris! I recently passed my WSET level 3 course with Merit and am working as a Sommelier at a large Boutique/Restaurant called LAVINIA in Paris. I am passionate in learning about wine and everything that is wine history but surtout I love drinking it! Though I am currentl... Read More

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