The real specialty at this classic, luxe shop is Armagnac, with vintages dating back to 1868. Don’t know the first thing about Armagnac? Just ask, and one of the friendly staff will pour you a taste. The back room houses an impressive collection of first growth Bordeaux (Margaux, Latour) and Chateau d’Yquem, and R-D bottles their own lines of port and Scotch, too.
An excellent caviste near the Marche d’Aligre. Nicolas Antoine has an interesting & unusual selection of high quality, hard-to-find producers at every price point and organizes the wines according to what they’d pair well with. And if you’re in the market for a pairing, there’s a nice little épicerie section to boot.
This neighborhood newcomer is both a shop and tasting space for their dual obsessions, wine and whisky. The shop sells 300 references for each, and those who want to sip on the spot can choose between 24 wines and 80 whiskeys by the glass. Leather club chairs and a selection of small bites make this a great stop before dinner nearby.