December 4-5 Le Festival des Meilleurs Vins will take place at the Carrousel de Louvre. The event will feature master classes, wine tastings and workshops. For more information, visit www.grandtasting.com
Fridays At Bistrot du Sommelier, Philippe Faure-Brac has catered to patrons since 1984. On Friday, he showcases a vineyard and its wines: a special menu with five glasses of wine costs €50 at lunch and €75 at dinner. Bistrot du Sommelier, 97, bd Haussmann, 75008 Paris, 01 42 65 24 85.
THE VINES OF PARIS
AND ILE-DE-FRANCE Reviving
Old Traditions With strong legal control over selling Parisian-made
wines commercially, it may be surprising that vineyards
are popping up all over Ile-de-France. Wines have
been made here for hundreds of years, which makes
it a cultural venture rather than a lucrative one.
SHADES OF ROSÉ The
Complexity of a Simple Wine
Learn about rosés, the often overlooked wine,
from the varieties of grapes that are selected to
the different methods in making the vino.