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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...

  • 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...

  • Esprit

  • Malbec

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

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  • HDH (and its auction clients) apparently think it ... a boutique wine business in Paris, and have never regretted taking my fee in kind.Gotta love the fact that one of the longest-lived Burgundies (Remoissenet is known for those capabilities) is still one of the most cost-effective.Oh, and OT, think you're able to store any Sonoma pinots away f... Read More

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  • Flying in to Paris around 11:30am on the 31st. May stay thereabouts on that first night then head to Beaune. From there, undecided. Read More

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  • GREGT - Thank you very much for the insight on the Heitz winery.  We need ... competed in the Judgement of Paris.  We'll keep an eye open for other Heitz wines in the future.Here's another big container we saw in Chile - this clay pot was at the De Martino Winery near Santiago, Chil Read More

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  • Al - you'll see a lot of those concrete eggs in the Rhone and all over the ... in 1976, in the Judgment of Paris, Heitz was one of the CA wineries that the French judges were certain was French. That contest of course is what basically launched the US wine industry.The bottle pictured is the basic Napa bottling, but they make a number of highe... Read More

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  • Oh dear, how can I say it?  Get a Mac! Windows is such a house of ... is ... is the wine that did well in Paris in 1976, but its price has come to reflect its fam Read More

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  • I was thinking more that it's time for a professional like Spurrier to take ... thing that happened with the Paris 1976 tasting was that CA was not yet respected on the world stage after Prohibition. In France the tasting didn't mean so much outside of a small circle and the embarrassed participants, but in the US it set of the industry.Today t... Read More

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  • I don't eat pork but not because I keep kosher.  Heck, I'm not ... my younger daughter ate in Paris two summers ago? Sad that there's no good fish in SoCal.  Used to be they reported the catch out of Newport Harbor's fleet--admittedly, mostly charter boats--in the paper every day.&nbs Read More

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  • Yes, the wine was an enjoyable full fodied red. Enjoyable. And the picture was taken in Paris. We tasted many wines but didnt make it out to wine country  Read More

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