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Dec 11, 2006 02:18 PM

Good places to shop for and taste "grower produced" (RM) Champagne and organic/naturally produced wines and ciders in Paris


I am looking for advice on:

-Where in Paris to shop for excellent reasonably priced french organic/biodynamic wines ,RM champagnes(also possibly organic)and hard ciders (preferred organic)

Do any wine shops in Paris offer tastings, wine by the glass etc..or are connected to wine bars(obviousley not possible with champagne)?
I like shops where I will not be rediculed for not speaking french and the shop keepers are enthusiastic about discussing wine.

-Also looking for recommendations on which Organic/Biodynamic,RM champagnes, and hard ciders are worth buying

Im particularly interested in unfiltered/naturally produced wines and especially red ones. When it comes to champagne, im very open, fruity examples that pair well with food are nice.

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  1. If you haven't already, you may want to post to the French board as well.

    My suggestion would be to contact Taillevent Caves ( in Paris and see if they have any recommendations. And yes, the caves are related to the restaurant. The caves though are about a 1/2 mile walk from the restaurant in the 8th arridisoment.

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    1. re: schoenick

      I meant post to the wine board not the french board. Sorry about that.

    2. Wow! from the website the caves look fantastic.
      How is the restaraunt?

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      1. re: gastrognome

        The restaurant is fantastic imho! Setting is not busy, you really appreciate the food and service is impeccable. You can do a search on this board and read all the various reviews.

        and their caves are pretty awesome. It was always dangerous for me to go there, I'd end up spending my paycheck ;)

        1. re: schoenick

          Ditto to both Taillevent Caves and the restaurant! my favorite in Paris. They also have a bistro, L'Angle du Faubourg, that is quite wonderful, and not as pricey.

          1. re: ChefJune

            Out of curiousity, where is the bistro?