Wine Time in Paris
Boasting some of the best grape-growing and wine-making regions in the world—from Burgundy to Bordeaux—France feels like heaven to serious oenophiles. Even if you’re not a wine aficionado, no trip to Paris is complete without a sampling of the grapes. That’s why a wine tasting is the perfect Paris activity. O Chateau (68, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau) offers wine courses with a bilingual master sommelier. If you’d prefer to sample wine flights on your own, Paris is full of many excellent wine bars. We like Verjus (47, rue Montpensier, 1st arrondissement) as it boasts a cozy interior, an international clientele, and delicious food to accompany the extensive wine list. Lavinia (1, Blvd. Madeleine, 7th arrondissement) is another great wine shop with a bar and restaurant. It has three stories of wine.
Learn about the history of French wine, how to read a wine label, and the different wine-making regions in France. You can also purchase any of your favorite wines at the end of your tasting.