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Your tasting tour begins in a fashionable, converted wine cellar in central Paris. Both wine novices and expert connoisseurs will appreciate hands-on instruction from a top sommelier, who will guide you through multiple tastings from all of the top vineyards in France.

Sipping from top-quality Riedel wineglasses, learn the time-tested techniques for wine tasting, as your guide provides background on the top wine-producing regions. Sample grape varieties from Sancerre, Champagne, Rhone, and Bordeaux, recognized as the wine capital of the world. Learn to taste the subtle differences between them, along with how to read a French wine label.

After your tasting tour, sample artisanal cheeses from a real fromager (cheesemonger), along with a variety of charcuterie (cured meats), including smoked ham from Southwestern France and saucisson (dry cured sausage) from Corsica. End the tour as a wine expert, learning how to pair meat and cheese with different types of wine.

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O Chateau - Wine Tasting
Overview

Paris, the “City of Lights,” is one of the world’s most important wine capitals, with vintages available from nearly every vineyard across the country. Take a tour of France’s most delicious creations on this one-of-a-kind wine tasting, guided by an expert sommelier. Taste your way from Bordeaux to Champagne—without ever leaving the French capital.

Highlights
  • Wine tasting with a real sommelier in a Parisian wine bar
  • Sample different wine varieties from across France
  • Learn proper wine-tasting techniques and background on wine regions
  • Taste artisanal cheese and meats as you learn about food-and-wine pairings
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Excellent introduction to french wines

Our Sommelier for the tasting was the professor of sommeliers at the Sommelier school in Burgundy. She was so knowledgeable about the wine regions, pairings with various cheeses and meats, and of the history of wines in France. This was a delightful small group experience...More

Thank Greg F
Reviewed 10 August 2018
Second visit as good as the first!

Having done this wine and cheese lunch with a friend a few years back, I took my husband on our summer vacation. We had a GRAND time. I really enjoy learning about wine. There's always new information and we have new questions, knowing more ourselves...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 5 August 2018
Yum!

I am not really a wine drinker but I do love French bread and cheeses. The pairing of the cheese with the particular wines was fantastic! I loved all of it! We had a really good time. Lots of laughing and educational. I highly recommend...More

Thank Brandi M
Reviewed 29 May 2018
Our Favorite Activity in Paris

This was suggested to us by people who had previously visited Paris and thoroughly enjoyed it. We agree whole heartedly! We learned some interesting wine/cheese facts while meeting other fun guests at the lunch. It was well-suited for our beginning level of wine knowledge. It...More

Thank pfeifavs7
Reviewed 20 April 2018
Wonderful Experience

This was a great spur-of-the-moment decision. We picked it the night before because there was a small discount and we had free time. I would have paid full price. The sommelier was awesome; she teaches other sommeliers. The cheeses were delicious, but I’m a cheese...More

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11 July 2018|
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Response from Lauren G | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the tasting only but the lunch + tasting (which I highly HIGHLY recommend) was about 1.5-2hrs.
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Wendy C
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Response from Ann P | Reviewed this property |
I think this would be possible as long as they knew in advance and could plan accordingly. [The tasting is done in a separate room, so they would need to reserve a seat for your daughter at the table.] Why don't you contact... More
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