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Tis the season to be jolly

December 21, 2010

Over the holidays many of us like to indulge a little, ….and those of you that know me personally will be aware that I do love my wine!!

Here in France, Christmas is largely just a good excuse to indulge in rich food like foie gras, plus of course the essential hams (charcuterie), cheese and chocolate : what better way to start the festivities off than with a glass of champagne …

Are you lost completely when it comes to buying your bubbly? or do you just stick to the well known brands? Or is it just too expensive that you wouldn’t even consider it?

Well in the spirit of seasonal sharing let me tell you something. There are some award winning champagnes on offer by independent producers who practice organic or even biodynamic methods so hence merit a mention. They wont necessarily break the bank and are well worth a tipple.

So a couple of producers to look out for :

Jacques LASSAIGNE

Franck PASCAL

Where are your best bets for finding these or organic champagnes? Try the following…

Cavistes (wine shops) where you should find english speaking advisors who can advise you on these or other producers

LA DERNIERE GOUTTE : 6 rue de Bourbon le Chateau, Paris Métro: Odeon

LAVINIA France : 3/5 blvd de Madeleine, 75001, Paris  Métro: Opéra

La CONTRE ETIQUETTE : 31 rue St Marthe, 75010, Paris Métro: Belleville


Caviste and Winebar

CAVES LEGRAND 1 rue de la Banque, 75002, Paris Métro: Bourse

*****Special Bollinger tasting here tomorrow Wednesday 22nd December if you are already here in Paris*****

Left Bank Wine bars

CAFE DE LA NOUVELLE MAIRIE :

19 rue des Fossés-Saint-Jacques, 75005, PARIS Métro: Cardinal-Lemoine or RER Luxembourg

LE COMPTOIR TOURNON : 18 rue de Tournon, 75006, Paris Métro: Odeon

CHEERS !!!



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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 27, 2010 3:11 pm

    Great! Thanks for this post.

  2. December 28, 2010 1:00 am

    @PretemoiParis> My pleasure – enjoy the celebration!

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