Sample fine French wine during a tasting session in a chic, Parisian wine bar. Learn about the top winemaking regions in France from your sommelier, as well as the subtle nuances in each varietal. Select from three sessions, varying from Champagne, cheese, and charcuterie tastings, and opt to purchase your favorite bottle to bring home.
- French wine-tasting session in Paris
- Sample a selection of French wines with a sommelier in an elegant wine bar in Paris
- Enjoy a platter of artisanal French bread, cheese, and charcuterie (depending on option selected)
- Expand your knowledge of French wine and learn expert wine-tasting techniques
- Choose from three specially designed sessions to suit your preferences
Make your own way to the wine bar, where you'll meet your sommelier. Taste a selection of award-winning wines from different regions and learn to identify the subtle differences between each varietal. Get a true taste of the history of French wine and discover how it became such an important cultural institution in France.
Please see the Itinerary section below for more details on each option.
1.5-hour wine tasting with cheese and charcuterie lunch:
This more in-depth session includes a tasting of five French wines accompanied by artisanal bread, cheese and charcuterie (cured meats), such as smoked ham from southwestern France and saucisson (dried sausage) from Corsica. Your sommelier will take you through the different wine regions including Rhone, Bordeaux and Champagne. Learn the art of food and wine pairing and discover expert wine-tasting techniques.
2-hour wine and Champagne tasting:
Join this wine tasting and enjoy six French wines from regions including Champagne, Sancerre and Rhône, accompanied by fresh bread. Explore the art of food and wine pairing; learn how to read a French wine label and navigate a wine list; and uncover the meanings of commonly used terms like 'terroir' and 'appellation.' Your sommelier will provide great tips and plenty of fun anecdotes, too!
2-hour grand cru wine tasting:
During this ultimate wine-tasting experience, try six of France's greatest wines accompanied by a platter of delectable cheese and charcuterie. The six different wines, selected from some of the country’s best wineries, include grands crus (a classification of French wine denoting exceptionally high quality), premiers crus (the second-highest classification level) and older vintage wines, all boasting rich, complex flavors. Your sommelier will be on-hand to answer all your questions, and the content of the class will be tailored to meet your needs and preferences.