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Paris' best wine and/or cheese shop?

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sharpless Jun 8, 2007 05:06 AM

Hello all - I'm working in paris for two months, and I'm hoping to track down a great wine shop and a great cheese shop (or one that does both) while I'm here. Looking for someplace friendly, not too expensive, with a very knowledgeable staff. Also has to be easily accessible via Metro. Onward!

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    kirgirl Jun 9, 2007 12:43 PM

    Auge (depuis 1850) is a beautiful and friendly wine store 116 Boulevard Haussmann (8th). Very old school feeling inside. I'll be there in just another week myself. Enjoy the city - walk, site, eat, drink, there's no better place to be.

    1. souphie Jun 12, 2007 03:47 AM

      Cheese: Cantin, rue du Champ de Mars
      Wine: Petrossians, Avenue Niel or Caves Taillevent, rue du faubourg Saint Honoré.

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        jpcat Jun 12, 2007 04:05 AM

        I've heard good things about La Derniere Goutte at 6 rue de Bourbon le Chateau in the 6th. It's owned by an America selling French wines to the French! They do tastings.

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          PhilD Jul 14, 2007 04:51 AM

          I would second that recommendation. On Saturdays they generally have a wine maker or two in the shop doing tastings. They only stock independent producers thus the quality is quite high.

          They are owned by the same people who run the restaurant Fish, and thus the Fish wine list can be purchased here.

          Good advice, interesting range that educates and good service. They will often recommend fantastic wines that you would normally pass by.

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            PhilD Jul 14, 2007 04:59 AM

            ...and for cheese I can't go past Barthelemy (51 rue du Grenelle, metro rue du Bac). It is tiny but full of amazing cheese and it is very busy. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Possibly one of the best for goats cheese and Roquefort. Close to Bon Marche if you are heading that way.

        2. orangewasabi Jul 13, 2007 10:12 AM

          I'm partial to Lavinia because of the great finds and and the lunch chacuterie

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