Our Paris Wine Tasting is a great way to explore a great way to enjoy French wines: wine tasting. Some people make this a very intellectual pursuit. But we make it a sensorial and fun journey of discovery, taking some of the myths away in the process. More importantly, our professional sommelier will take you through the steps of a successful blind wine tasting – with gusto and humour and share all these tips and tricks. After this, you will be able to recognize the origin of a French wine using all your senses and before even tasting it! He will share memorable anecdotes about the wine regions you will discover – six in total, including Champagne. You will taste white and red wines, which will be served with sliced hams and bread. You will discover how to recognize aromas in wine, participate in a playful quiz and be rewarded by initiation to popping Champagne to conclude what we hope will become a cherished memory of your trip to Paris. And while a lot of fun according to all participants, we believe it is also a greatly condensed learning experience.
Did the two hour wine tasting with four friends and LOVED IT. As should be a given at these sorts of things the sommelier Stephane knew his wine. It was his charismatic way of teaching though that made all the difference. We laughed the whole time and unwittingly learned a few things too.
Samantha Barker, Oct. 2018
I went to Le Foodist for this wine tasting with my family (of four). We enjoyed learning about France's wine culture and talking to Stephane, the sommelier, about all the nuances of the different regions of France and how each region's wine is unique. Not only was Stephane very knowledgeable and accommodating, but he was also fun! He really did a great job! My favorite part of the experience was learning how to open a bottle of champagne with a saber.
Emma H, July 2019
We (two couples) were travelling all around France for two weeks, so the day before we departed from Paris, we decided to check out the “Discover France in Six Glasses” course. It was a fantastic class and we learned a lot about the regional French wines so we felt a bit more prepared to select and taste wines from Bordeaux, Languedoc, and Burgundy. Stéphane was amazing and funny and very knowledgeable. We highly recommend this experience!
Oceane, Nov. 2018
Discovering culture through food is what we want to do when we travel. So we have developed all our experiences with that simple idea in mind: ensure that you learn both about the topic at hand, but also about French culture in the process. So in our food tours we will talk about the history of various aspects of French food, in our cooking class about how certain dishes became so important in our culture. During our wine tastings we will explore the regional differences in French culture. And, a regional cooking holiday is an opportunity to deep dive French food culture to its core and foundation: the regional gastronomies and the concept of terroir. Follow the links to explore further.