Your 2-hour evening wine tasting takes place in a wine bar in central Paris near the Louvre Museum. When you arrive, you’ll be escorted to a beautiful renovated, brick-laden wine cellar, where a spot at a large table will be waiting for you. Soak up the atmospheric setting as your expert sommelier teaches you about French wine and explains different wine-tasting techniques.
This isn’t your run-of-the-mill wine tasting, so you won't be served typical wines such as sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot, merlot, cabernet or sauvignon. You’ll taste six unusual wine varietals that you’ve probably never heard of before! Sample wine from all over France -- from both famous and off-the-map wine-producing areas -- made with uncommon or old-vine grapes and produced with very special techniques. The daily wine selection may change according to the sommelier's wishes, but some varieties you may taste include Loin de l'oeil from the south west of France and the Savagnin grape grown in the Jura region. The inimitable flavors and aromas will truly test your senses and give you a unique tasting experience.
Enjoy fresh bread with your wine. To enhance your tasting, opt to include a cheese or charcuterie plate, fit for two people to share. Indulge in creamy and hard French artisanal cheeses or salty, savory artisanal cured meats – the perfect accompaniments to your wine.
At the end of your 2-hour session, take home a list of the wines you tasted. You’ll leave with a whole new appreciation for French wine!