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Regional Wine Festivals in France

Regional Wine Festivals in France

Complete France recently posted a list of their top picks for regional wine festivals in France. Quite a number of them are in October, so get planning now! The Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre right in Paris is this coming weekend! And don't forget, November...

Wine Tasting at Cave Bouteille

Wine Tasting at Cave Bouteille

Last month, I was lucky enough to participate in a "blind" wine tasting at Cave Bouteille in the 17th arr., a lovely little wine shop or cave. We only tasted rosés, and to encourage us to discover the differences from one wine to another, the leader of our tasting...

My Local Wine Bar: Les Agapes de Nina

My Local Wine Bar: Les Agapes de Nina

This is my new local wine bar, Les Agapes de Nina. Run by Nina herself, she makes you feel like you're at home. And she picks excellent wines. They also have small nibbles--mostly charcuterie and cheeses. Here's my new favorite wine, just 25 EUR/bottle: The hours are...

A Trader Joe’s French Wine Tasting

A Trader Joe’s French Wine Tasting

The last few years, I've been spending a good deal of time in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, where I own a year-round vacation rental. I've recently gotten in the habit of stopping by the Trader Joe's in Portland, Maine, on the way up and back, as (among other great...

New Wine Class!

New Wine Class!

One of my favorite little wine shops in Saint-Germain, in Paris's 6th arrondissement, La Dernière Goutte ("The Last Drop"), is now offering wine tasting classes! Classes are held in their shop every Friday and Saturday evening, as well as Saturday afternoons: Fridays:...

A Weekend in Champagne

A Weekend in Champagne

Champagne is known for its champagne, of course, but it is also home to fine dining and beautiful countryside, and yet only about an hour's drive from Paris. Along the Route de Champagne I always thought of Champagne as quite flat, but actually the countryside where...

Five Things You May Not Yet Have Done in Paris

Five Things You May Not Yet Have Done in Paris

Many people come to Paris with lists of things they want to see. Why not plan your next trip around things you want to do? My article, Five things you may not yet have done in Paris, has been published on Ma Vie Française's website. Read it for ideas on making the...

A Weekend in Northern Burgundy

A Weekend in Northern Burgundy

The northern part of Burgundy is often over-looked for the southern part for the region with its more world-famous wines. But I prefer northern Burgundy. At two to two-and-a-half hours from Paris, it makes for an easy weekend or even one-night trip. The landscape is...

Weekly Get-to-Know-Paris Challenge #10!

Weekly Get-to-Know-Paris Challenge #10!

This week's challenge is for you wine drinkers out there: try a new wine! I have a tendency to stick with the tried and true instead of branching out and maybe discovering something new. Time to change things up! The photo above is of one of my favorite wines I found...

Upcoming Wine Fair Alert!

Upcoming Wine Fair Alert!

March and November may bring bleak weather, but they are vibrant months for wine lovers in Paris. There are two big wine fairs coming up in March: this weekend (March 9th -12th) at Espace Champerret, Porte de Champerret in the 17th arrondissement and March 23rd - 26th...

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