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Are there any stores specializing in Alsace or Loire valley wines. While Lavinia and Gal Lafayette do have good selections, looking for more. Specifically Jasnieres wines by Robinot from the Loire.

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  1. There is a relatively new wine shop where a vintner sells directly nice Loire wines, especially touraines and Montlouis-sur-Loire, on either rue du Paradis or rue Bleue (it is one straight street with two different names depending on the section). -- I know, I know, this description is hazy. I'll go by this afternoon and find for you the name and address, unless King (Queen?) of the Fbg St Denis Hill, aka Vieilleanglaise, who knows every shop and eatery there, beats me to it.

    1. The name is "De vigne en ville".
      It is actually on 63 rue Chabrol. I was off by a street.
      It is so new that there are no writeups except this very interesting read in Le Monde.
      https://www.facebook.com/notes/de-vig...

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      1. re: Parigi

        This old queen buys their Loire wines there. Only open from wednesay to saturday.

        1. re: vielleanglaise

          Your Majesty, you and I frequent the same shops and eateries. We must run into each other 10 times a day !

        2. have a look at the catalogue from Les Caves Augé.

          (direct pdf link : http://www.cavesauge.com/memo/images/...

          )

          I don't know how up-to-date is the catalogue, but I'm certain they can help you.

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          1. re: Maximilien

            Thanks for the catalogue, wandered through the store rather haphazardly a few days ago. This organized a lot better.

          2. Thanks Parigi and Villeanglaise for the De Vigne en ville address. I too discovered a Jasnieres two years ago and have yet to see one in Paris. Though I buy most of my wines at the salons Des Vins des Vignerons Independant, I usually run low at this time of the year. Although the foires aux vins are on now, I always prefer to fill up my cave from the salons.

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            1. re: Cheriekiss

              l assume you mean the one at Porte de Versailles at end of November, l will be there as well.

              1. re: Delucacheesemonger

                Exactly Deluca, it starts the 24 through the 28th of November at Porte de Versailles. The spring salon is always held at Espace Champerret and next year will run 23 to the 26 March 2012.
                It is always a great time for me to catch up with my favorite vintners and of course meet new ones to follow. I enjoy knowing who made the wine I am drinking, as wine is much more than a beverage to me , but a complex expression of the vintners personality, expertise and his grapes he has to work with within a given season and year. The fruit of the vine captures moments of time and space in a bottle to give us memories to savor not only of the wine itself, but of our own individual remnants of that particular year.

                1. re: Cheriekiss

                  For similar reasons, I love to stay in vineyard b&b's in France. Knowing the owners, living alongside them, experiencing how they relate to the vines and the whole terroir, it makes for a very thrilling travel experience. Last but not least, one really feels that unlike some other countries, here in France, wine is about a lot of things, but elitism is not one of them.

            2. I never see any reference to the La cave de Joël Robuchon or Les Caves Taillevent. Are they still open, are they good?

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              1. re: PhilD

                I'm on Caves Taillevent's mailing list, and they are definitely still open. Really good, and reasonably priced, for the most part.

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                Taillevent
                15 Rue Lamennais, Paris, Île-de-France 75008, FR