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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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

  • 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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  • D, not everything winds up on the internet, at least not via the usual ... ... EVOO in their own Tasting of Paris-type events, FWIW.  While at one of the olive joints right off the highway, I spotted some of the local wines and bought these two, both from Tehama County, one of the ten counties I passed through.  The Burnsini may be cooked for ... Read More

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  • EMARK - I'd been drinking wine for 5-6 years by then so it wasn't ... ... effects of the Judgement of Paris from WW himself.  I bought my 1st  Cask 123 that year.It will be interesting to read the other replies.  Pa Read More

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  • Rick, what were some of those takeaways from the judgement of Paris stories?I continue to buy Burgundy, have been keying in 2013 Bonne Mares. Will make for a great horizontal some day. Some Champagne mixed in as well. Domaine Arlaud seems to be an up and coming Domaine, the prices not to inflated as of yet, at least compared to Dujac and Roumier... Read More

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  • Richard - Believe me I use them - I've a 20+ yr history with KL, ... of ... of the "Judgement of Paris"  still give me goose bumps.I'm sorta old school in that regard. - Pa Read More

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  • Well D now that there blankdenoir sounds like something I'd like to guzzle ... ... - just like in the 1976 Paris tasting with the CA wines vs France, the Brits took top honors and were mistaken as French. Read More

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  • California Chardonnay has gone through a transformation over the years. It was the Judgement of Paris in 1976 that put it on the map as a serious wine that could rival Burgundy producers who'd been making wine for centuries. But during the 1990's, a lot of experimentation in the California wine market took place. The ideologies wanted to reflect... Read More

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  • We had a white wine from Viserny last week. That's Viserny there in the ... was navigable from Dijon to Paris and beyond.&nbs Read More

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  • Glad you have your priorities straight, DGC!I've encountered this, too, on ... was this guy whose space in Paris I visited one night a while back. He was having an off night and I wasn't really in the mood so I suppose the music sensation was no more pleasant for me that night than the wine fault was on others.There's a vegetable that's a dist... Read More

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  • Well there's always this approach to sales at Selfridges.Then there's this winebar in Paris.Both have even better merlots than in Claremont, though am curious about which burger place it is, Mark. Read More

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  • Hi everyone-Though I have lived in Oregon for the past 27 years, I started this ... the wines are distributed in Paris, London, Germany, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Idaho, Wyoming, the Miami area, and soon, in Australia and Minneapolis. And more. My web page is The "Burgundian" shirt in the photo was given to me by my de... Read More

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