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Pleasure you palate with samples of fine French wine during a wine-tasting session in an impeccably chic wine bar in central Paris. From a professional sommelier, receive an insightful overview of winemaking regions in France and educate your palate to recognize the subtle nuances in each wine varietal. Select from four meticulously designed sessions to suit your preferences and enjoy a delectable platter of French specialties, including freshly baked bread and creamy cheese, depending on the option you select. 

Highlights

  • French wine-tasting session in Paris
  • Sample a selection of French wines with a professional sommelier in an elegant wine bar in Paris
  • Enjoy a platter of artisanal French bread, cheese and charcuterie (depending on option selected)
  • Expand your knowledge of and appreciation for French wine and learn expert wine-tasting techniques
  • Choose one of four specially designed sessions to suit your preferences

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What You Can Expect

French Wine Tasting in Paris

French Wine Tasting in Paris

Delight your senses with an enriching epicurean experience in a sophisticated wine bar in central Paris. Make your own way to the fashionable establishment and greet your expert sommelier on arrival. Taste a sublime selection of award-winning wines from different regions and learn to identify the subtle differences between each varietal. Delve into the intriguing history of French wine and discover why the decadent beverage is such an important cultural institution in France. 

Select from four thoughtfully designed options to ensure you enjoy a session tailored to your preferences. Please see the Itinerary section below for details of each option. 

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Itinerary

1-hour wine tasting: During this simple introduction to French wine, learn expert wine-tasting techniques while sampling three carefully selected French wines.

1.5-hour wine tasting with cheese and charcuterie lunch: This more in-depth session includes a tasting of five French wines accompanied by artisanal bread, cheese and charcuterie (cured meats), such as smoked ham from southwestern France and saucisson (dried sausage) from Corsica. Your sommelier will take you through the different wine regions including Rhone, Bordeaux and Champagne. Learn the art of food and wine pairing and discover expert wine-tasting techniques.

2-hour wine and Champagne tasting: Join this wine tasting and enjoy six French wines from regions including Champagne, Sancerre and Rhône, accompanied by fresh bread. Explore the art of food and wine pairing; learn how to read a French wine label and navigate a wine list; and uncover the meanings of commonly used terms like 'terroir' and 'appellation.' Your sommelier will provide great tips and plenty of fun anecdotes, too! 

2-hour grand cru wine tasting: During this ultimate wine-tasting experience, try six of France's greatest wines accompanied by a platter of delectable cheese and charcuterie. The six different wines, selected from some of the country’s best wineries, include grands crus (a classification of French wine denoting exceptionally high quality), premiers crus (the second-highest classification level) and older vintage wines, all boasting rich, complex flavors. Your sommelier will be on-hand to answer all your questions, and the content of the class will be tailored to meet your needs and preferences.

Customer Reviews

Patricia R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a lot of fun and a great way to start a trip in France. We learned so much about french wine. The wine and champagne were great paired with the cheeses and charcuterie! Our host was so gracious and made the whole experience that much better.

Jay J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent sommelier and very enjoyable wines.

Jay J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent and entertaining sommelier introduced some very nice wines and explained the key differences in the regions. Very enjoyable.

Carrie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Worth the price - our sommelier was fantastically knowledgeable - good for those who are wine-lovers already.

Sarah N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Had so much fun! Great value for the money.

Hellmut

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

loved it. really good information and a nice doing it.

Jeremy D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This is an absolute must for wine lovers. The sommelier was amazing and gave us some great facts about wines. The cheese and wine combinations were out of this world. If you like champagne this was the best we had ever had.

Emma H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Absolutely the best time, if you like wine. I also recommend the cheese tasting plate. The wines were lovely and the sommelier was friendly and happy to answer questions and share tips with everyone.

Mark F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This was an amazing experience! Top quality and great fun. In our very short trip to Paris, two half days and one full day this was only second to Paris's main attraction the Eiffel Tower. When I booked it I wasn't sure if it would be worth the money but it was one of the best things we did. It was a real flavour of French culture. Long or short stay, I would recommend this wine and cheese tasting experience to anyone going to Paris.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Very excellent

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