Des Mets Des Vins
Everyone needs a hook, and at this trio of shops it’s announced loud and clear in the name: wines are shelved by their (alleged) categorical culinary accompaniments. There are advantages and disadvantages to this approach, but for casual browsing, the unfamiliarity makes it feel a little haphazard. Thankfully, passionate proprietors, whose enthusiasm (and laser-like ability to find things amongst the ontological chaos) is truly infectious, render this issue moot. The selection’s not just the usual natural/organic/biodynamic range, but includes some big names and a fair number of less-familiar, more personal choices. There’s food, too. It’s in the name, after all.
Address: 37 rue Coquillière, 75001
Nearest transport: Louvre-Rivoli (1), Palais Royal- Musée du Louvre (1,7)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday
Telephone: 01 42 33 79 83