The Arrival of Spring in Paris


Between thunder storms, snow in the Alps floods in the South of France, everyone is still in search of a real Spring for this year. It appears that the sun has better ideas than to show its face to us here in Paris. Even the street Musicians are finding it difficult to seduce even a ray of sunlight in the faces of passerby’s. Like the rest of the country, it  is foggy, gray, cold, wet and dreary. Every now and then there is a ray that pierces the seedy sky. But is doesn’t last long.

So how do one keep from having a really bad vacation in Paris this summer? Well despite the weather, there are quite a lot of things happening in the great city of ‘Love’. Below is a list of things you can do while waiting for the Sun to come back. All of them wine oriented, of course!

  • June 8: La Dernière Goutte free tasting with winemakers from the Mas Champart (Saint-Chinian) starting from 11am-7:30pm at 6 rue de Bourbon de Chateau, 75006.

 

  • June 22: Caves Augé free tasting of digestifs, including Calvados, Cognac, Armagnac, Chartreuse, Breton whiskey, Absinthe, and more. Starting from 11am-6pm at 116 blvd Haussmann, 75008.

 

  • June 22: La Dernière Goutte free tasting with winemakers from the Domaine des Amouriers (Vacqueyras)  starting from 11am-7:30pm at 6 rue de Bourbon de Chateau, 75006.

 

  • Musée du Vin – The Wine Museum (Rue des Eaux, 5 square Charles Dickens, 75016 Paris, Metro: Passy) Located in a medieval wine cellar, this museum illustrates the history of wine making with diaporamas. Tastings (in English): Saturdays, 10am-noon & 2:30pm-4:30pm; taste five wines (two whites, three reds) in a two-hour class.

 

Fridays

  •  Bistrot du Sommelier, Philippe Faure-Brac, owner and winner of the 1992 Best Wine Sommelier in the World, showcases a vineyard and its wines every friday.  A special menu with five glasses of wine costs €50 at lunch and €75 at dinner. Bistrot du Sommelier, 97, bd Haussmann, 75008 Paris, Tél: +33 (0)1 42 65 24 85.
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