Hand-written signs, small production growers' wines, and a wonderfully sweet staff to advise you - this is the only wine shop on the rue Mouffetard that's worth your time.
Squatt (75011) Looking for an antidote to the ubiquitous Nicolas chain? Aaron Ayscough suggests the brand new “junkyardy wine shop and épicerie” from Pietro Russano, the owner of Retro’Bottega, which is “stuffed with unusual French and Italian selections, not to mention sincere personality… The selection is a 30% – 70% split between Italian and French wines.” Beware though as “Squatt’s French selection is presently a little patchy.”
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Following in the footsteps of Septime, and (once-upon a time) Spring, the hard-to-book Paris restaurant Le Chateaubriand has acquired a space for an eventual wine shop between the restaurant and its sister wine bar Le Dauphin. Word on the street is that it will focus on interesting imports.
No details yet on when the shop will open, or whether they’ll sell to-go bottles for the hordes lined up on the sidewalk waiting to get into Le Chateaubriand. We’ll keep you posted…