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Beyond Bordeaux: A Tour of Natural Wines & Wine Bars
June 1, 2016 @ 16:00 - 19:00€95
About this tour: A new generation of internationally-trained sommeliers and cavistes, sustained by a loyal and discerning local clientele, are challenging the stereotypes of French wine. In this bustling corner of eastern Paris, these wine geeks are offering wines that go beyond the usual Bordeaux and Burgundy classics, in environments much livelier than the zinc-and-formica standby.
What we’ll taste: We’ll visit multiple locations and taste a range of wines that will change with the available selection – anything from Jura Chardonnay to cult cru Beaujolais to sparkling Grolleau from the Loire. The emphasis will be on what are often called vins natures: vibrant artisanal wines made with a minimum of preservatives and a maximum regard for terroir.
Who this is for: We’ve designed the tour to promote exploration in wine and work to ensure that all participants discover something new – be it an acclaimed winemaker, a rare grape variety, or a wine bar to remember – regardless of prior wine experience.