4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Enjoy four top-notch French wines and dinner at an acclaimed Paris wine bar on this 2.5-hour experience. Settle in the bar’s cellar-like tasting room with your fellow wine-loving guests, and with an experienced sommelier at the helm, enjoy generous tastings of four fabulous wines, including Champagne — each chosen to complement your three courses. Learn the origins of each wine, and get insider tips on tasting wines, pairing different varieties with food, and more. Soak up the convivial atmosphere, and enjoy a digestif such as Calvados to finish your experience.

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour evening Paris wine tasting with dinner and an expert sommelier
  • Visit a top Paris wine bar to taste four fabulous French wines, including Champagne
  • Complement your tastings with a 3-course dinner prepared by a Cordon Bleu French chef
  • Get the inside track on how best to taste wine, read French wine labels and pair wines with food
  • Swap notes with your fellow guests in a convivial atmosphere
  • Finish with a classic French digestif such as Cognac or Calvados

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What You Can Expect

French Wine Tasting Dinner

Sample four exquisite French wines at this wine tasting dinner in Paris

Make your own way to the central Paris wine bar-restaurant that will host your tasting.

When you arrive, be shown to the elegant, cellar-like tasting room — all stone walls and vaults —and meet your professional sommelier and the rest of your like-minded, wine-loving group.

Take a seat at the communal dining table and listen as your sommelier talks you through what’s ahead. Your sommelier will have chosen four top-notch French wines, including Champagne, to match the menu for the evening — menus vary according to the season — and will give you a fascinating introduction to each variety and why it makes the perfect foil to your food.

Then, relax over your delicious 3-course meal, with an appetizer, main course and dessert (see Itinerary for a sample menu) skilfully prepared by the Cordon Bleu French chef. While you eat, enjoy the generous servings of wine and hear about the origins of each varietal and the French wine region it hails from.

As you sip on Champagne, learn how it’s made and what makes it special, and throughout the meal, build your wine knowledge as your sommelier explains concepts such as 'terroir' — the type of natural environment in which a wine is produced. Chat freely to your fellow guests, join in discussions about wine, and glean expert tips from your sommelier on how to taste wines properly and pair them with food.

Drink in the convivial atmosphere and after dessert, enjoy a tasting of a classic digestif such as Bas-Armagnac, Cognac or Calvados.
As the evening ends, receive an information sheet on the wines you’ve tasted, and after saying goodbye to your sommelier and fellow guests, head back to your hotel.

Itinerary

Sample Menu:

First course:
  • Homemade duck foie gras (duck liver) with apple and mango chutney and red onion jam
Main course:
  • Duck Magret (breast of duck raised for foie gras) with pumpkin velouté (sauce thickened with butter or cream)

Dessert:
  • Moelleux au chocolat (chocolate fondant) with homemade vanilla ice cream

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Very enjoyable evening. Food was delicious. Alain was a great host and was very knowledgeable. Great way to learn more about French wine. Would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Amazing wine place, helpful stuff

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Good food, excellent wine and a witty sommelier (from Italy, yet) who was extremely informed about French wines and answered all our questions and then some. A very enjoyable way to spend an evening.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This wine tasting dinner exceeded any expectations I had built up in my mind for my last night in Paris. I was travelling alone, so wanted something where I wouldn't feel alone at dinner and it met that and more. We were seated at a long wine tasting table, very sophisticated and beautiful in the cellar of a restaurant. Our sommelier was more than attentive, was present for the entire time and led us on a wonderful path through French wines, their origins, anything we might have wanted to know was happily answered by Richard. He was cheerful, funny, seriously into teaching us about wine without being pushy. He really made our evening. I think he might have just stayed with us all night had we not needed to get back to our hotels before the Metro closed. Richard was a shining star of this tour, but the food was excellent as well. Thanks so much, Viator for offering this tour. Nobody should hesitate, just book it and enjoy!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This tour had all the makings of a great night out, stunning food, all three courses.
Matching champagne and wines, seriously who could want for more.
Our Sommileir Lionel was just terrific, very knowledgable in his field, and also had a great sense of humor.
The ambience of the restaurant fitted with the theme of evening. Private dining in a wine cellar, absolutely superb. Thankyou Viator for this one.

David K
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Wined and dined by a very knowledgable local.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

This made our evening. They obviously spent a lot of time preparing. The room was intimate and beautiful. They spent a lot of time with us discussing the wines and any and all wine topics. The food was as good as or better than any we had elsewhere in Paris.
We highly recommend this experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Outstanding! Our wine knowledge expert (as he called himself) was informative and the food was wonderful. I enjoyed the restaurant so much I went back on my own another time. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

My husband and I had a great evening. Great venue, food, wine, champaign.
Totally enjoyed the evening especially meeting the other people around the table and Pierre the Somilier.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

What a lovely evening in a "real" French wine bar and cellar. Pierre our sommellier did a wonderful job explaining the different wines we were drinking and how it was pared with the foods. While the food was ok - the great wine and the intimate setting in the wine cellar made for a fabulous evening. The table holds no more than a dozen folks, which makes it a lot of fun. Pierre was generous with is pours, which made it even better. Once you have experienced a few very pricey meals in Paris (it seems every one is)- this event is a great value andwe highly recommend!

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