In a depressing, semi-apocalyptic year defined by reactionary responses to globalism, it’s fair to ask ourselves what, exactly, we are celebrating, when we celebrate the annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau on Thursday. Is Beaujolais Nouveau a symbol […]
The first ever Paris Cocktail Week will be taking place next week, featuring events, courses, and special drink prices at more than thirty bars around the city.
Throughout the week, bars, shops, and brewers will be hosting a wide range of events at locations across the city. With so many events on the schedule – beer tastings, lectures, brewing demonstrations, tap takeovers, beer-pairing dinners and more – there are going to be some tough decisions, but we’re here to help narrow it down. […]
Here’s the thing: Beaujolais Nouveau is really fun. Here’s our post-hangover report on the ten parties, fifteen wines, and bearded winemakers (too many to count) encountered as part of the 2013 festivities. […]
Wednesday November 20, 2013 (night before) La Robe et le Palais (13 Rue des Lavandières Sainte-Opportune, 75001) Owner Olivier Schvirtz and sommelier Loic Mougene throw what is possibly Paris’ last remaining quality-conscious midnight-release party for Beaujolais Nouveau […]
We’re leaving in just a moment for the Salon du Chocolat and wanted to give you a taste of the chocolate fashion show that we’re hoping to see. Pay particular attention (or skip ahead to) the moment at 2:20 in this video from 2009 when a topless woman is blowing bubbles with her lover on a carriage made of chocolate.
Today is the big day! Join us from 4-7 p.m. along the Canal Saint-Martin, where rue Bichat meets quai de Jemmapes, to help us fete our first birthday. Bring your own edibles and drinkables, or order a pizza from nearby Pink Flamingo to be delivered — they’re offering a free beer with every pie, or 15% off for PbM picnickers. Le Verre Volé is nearby, too, for your wine needs. […]
Book Reading & Signing December 18 (Saturday) at Spring Boutique: contributing editor Alexander Lobrano will be hanging out, sipping Champagne and signing/selling copies of the new edition of his must-have guide to Paris restaurants (Hungry for […]
Parties December 10 (Friday) at La Cuisine: A holiday party & book signing with three of our favorite Paris authors: contributing editor Alexander Lobrano (Hungry for Paris), David Lebovitz (Ready for Dessert) and Heather Stimmler-Hall […]
Free (or really cheap) Wine Tastings in Paris December 3 (Friday) at La Dernière Goutte: a free “Happy Hour” tasting with winemaker Julien Labat (Jura) accompanied by a good Comté from the same region. From 4:30-7:30pm […]
The annual festival of barely-fermented wine is almost upon us, so we’ve rounded up a few ideas to help you get your headache on. Les Caves Augé 11am-7pm Free dégustation of Vins Nouveaux direct from the […]
Free Tastings July 10 (Saturday) at Caves Augé: “Bulle” tasting featuring sparkling wines and ciders, excluding Champagne, from all over France (free). Last big tasting at Augé this season. From 11am-7pm at 116 boulevard Haussmann, 75008. […]
Free Tastings July 3 (Saturday) at La Dernière Goutte: Tasting of Côte Rôtie with winemaker Stéphane Ogier. Before the tasting, be sure to watch this fun video from David Turecamo that profiles the character of both […]
Free Tastings June 24 (Thursday) at Les Taulières: tasting of two Cabernet Francs from the Château du Petit Thouars (selection 2009 and reserve 2008) from 7pm. Later on, Sébastian du Petit Thouars (winemaker/DJ) will be spinning a […]