Wine is back

Wine is back

Let us guess, you love good wine as much as other aspects of Art de Vivre and thus we are glad to announce that from the 1 May Paris wine fairs are open again. We missed it so much, and we are sure so did you!

Le Carreau du Temple is hosting one of them. It is the oldest market in Paris, located in a XIX century industrial building in the 3rd district, also reopens its doors to wine gourmet.
For almost half a century they have been welcoming guests to introduce them to the wine culture of France. There you could find the best samples of wine from hundreds and hundreds of French vineyards, taste it, talk about it and take some to take away.

© Fernando Javier Urquijo - Le Carreau du Temple
© Fernando Javier Urquijo - Le Carreau du Temple

In these passionate places, you will be seduced by tasting the widest variety of wines.  These places offer everything from the world recognised classic  with familiar tastes to less-known and even underestimated wines, which, nevertheless, would create a wonderful bouquet in your glass. You should visit the fair to relax, to stay in the moment there and enjoy the oysters or sandwiches with traditional French foie gras. 

What do we suggest you to try this summer? Our in-house sommelier Alena Iampolskaia recommends that you consider the following wines:

  • Bandol rosé wines: do not be afraid of the color, it’s a very common myth that rosé with an intense color will contain more alcohol and will give you a headache the next day. The reality is that Bandol wines are just delicious, with intense aromas, nice structure, these wines can accompany not just an apéro but your whole lunch or diner, giving you a remarkable gastronomic experience. Try: Domaine de la Tour du Bon, Domaine Tempier, Domaine Pibarnon, Domaine les Terres Promises, Domaine Terrebrune  
  • Corsica! Yes, it’s not just a lovely vacay destination but also an amazing wine producing region. Rosé from Corsica isn’t anything you’ve tried before, firstly because it’s produced from local (autochtone) grape varieties but also because the climat is very unique there. Try: Domaine Vaccelli, Domaine Giudicelli, Domaine Canarelli, Domaine Yves Leccia
  • If you want to go some classic Provence wines, here are some nice wineries that produce high quality rosé: Domaine de la Begude, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Château d’Esclans, Château Malherbe, Château de Paradis, Château Saint-Maur

So take your time and allow yourself a moment of Art de Vivre or, if you prefer, a happy hour in a friendly and warm atmosphere. Winemakers will open for you a bottle of a young, or, if you like, old wine and tell you a couple of interesting stories that would add to the immersion.

© DR - La Bellevilloise
© DR - La Bellevilloise

Eighty restaurants and bars have been selected to illustrate the diversity of Paris, of its gastronomy and celebrate the incredible talent of all the chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers, mixologists, bartenders all are installed in the central district of Paris to give you an incredible experience.

A single objective of the wine fairs is to make Paris vibrate to the rhythm of wine for 3 days and to offer all the professionals gathered in the capital of wine a rich, friendly and authentic experience of Paris.