France is known for its fine gastronomic tradition and when this subject is discussed, wine simply has to play a key role. This most delightful and endlessly appealing of beverages is honoured in Paris at the end of November in the form of the Grand Tasting, a unique event dedicated to French wines that takes place in the Grand Carrousel du Louvre. To learn more about your favourites or to sample unfamiliar wines, this is the essential event. The Hotel L'Interlude also invites you to discover Parisian wine shops and bars that are well worth visiting.
Paris becomes the capital of wine
On November 25th and 26th more than 300 wine-makers will present their creations at the Grand Tasting. Showcasing the offerings of producers from all over France, this wine trade show is a must for true lovers of the grape. With wine tasting courses and workshops conducted by experts, this is your opportunity to learn more about the venerable and prestigious art of winemaking. Each wine presented is approved by Bettane + Desseauve, the leading French wine critics, thereby guaranteeing the quality of the show. Sparkling, red, white or rosé are presented for your enjoyment at this exceptional event.
Refine your knowledge and appreciation of wine
This is certainly the time and place to expand your knowledge and deepen your appreciation of all things pertaining to wine. Whether you want to know more about viticulture, the great vintages, labels...the Grand Tasting is where you’ll find your heart’s desire. You can also participate in a Master Class. With an expert taster on hand, you will be accompanied in the tasting of the wines presented. Gourmet workshops are also offered to ensure you never again make a mistake in choosing a wine. With the help of leading authorities you can learn to marry your dishes with wines, to combine the most subtle tastes and create truly memorable meals.
The best places to taste the best wines
If you love to explore the world of wine, we have some recommendations that will certainly be of interest. From wine bars to wine shops, we have selected the best addresses. To stock your cellar, you need to visit a reputable wine merchant. Lavinia (1st arrondissement) or Philovino (5th) await you with wines from all over the globe. If you prefer white wine, you should visit Chapitre 20 in the 4th arrondissement, where you’ll discover a host of exceptional whites in a welcoming atmosphere. If you intend to buy your wine along with food, there are two grocery stores in particular that you should know about. The famous Grand Epicerie (7th) offers an exceptional cellar and unusual formats. Legrand Filles et Fils allows you to sample a plate and enjoy a great wine off the shelf. There are, of course, also many excellent wine bars in the capital. Choose between the intimate atmosphere of P'tit Cou de la Girafe (11th) or the superb Jeroboam (11th), the retro Dindon Dandy (10th) or the cosy Ébéniste du Vin (17th). All these places can be reached with ease from your Hotel L'Interlude via public transport.