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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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  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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