As part of my France Into The Vineyard Challenge, I had the pleasure of spending one day in Paris visiting two outstanding wine bars. The first a bistro whose sommelier is Canadian, and the second that offers wine tastings in their basement wine cellar.
For the first stop, we went to Vantre in the 11th district of Paris. Here we met with the Canadian sommelier, Macro Peletier. The charming wine bar has a classic French bistro setting with a simple design of marble tables, parquet floors, and classic light fixtures. Here you can find a massive wine menu with over 5000 bottles listed and a food menu that changes daily.
While at the wine bar we had the chance to meet the owner Marco Pelletier, and try several wines on the menu.
For the appetizer, I had light and delicious fresh cheese salad topped with cucumbers.
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Next, I had the pappardelle which was served with mushrooms, pork cucumbers, and pomegranate seeds.
Group photo of France Into The Vineyard bloggers and Macro Peletier.
De Vinis Illustribus
The second stop was De Vinis Illustribus which is known worldwide for their selection of old vintages of wine. The stop is designed so that you can come to them to purchase wine or do wine tastings. Here we had the pleasure of doing a private wine tasting in their 17th-century wine cellar.
The wine tasting was done by the owner, where we got to try several wines which were accompanied with charcuterie, cheese, and bread.
For our final test of the night, we were poured a glass of a mystery wine and were asked to determine the wine.
The wine was a huge challenge to guess but some of my fellow bloggers helped to narrow it down and make some spectacular guesses. The wine was as 1989 Chateau Doisy Vedrines.
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As part of France Into The Vineyard Challenge, one lucky winner will win a trip to France. To win, make sure to vote for my team’s region, Occitanie – Sud de France by October 12, 2018.