French Wine Tasting Dinner
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French Wine Tasting Dinner

2h30
Dinner
About this activity
Make your own way to the central Paris wine bar-restaurant that will host your tasting.
When you arrive, be shown to the elegant, cellar-like tasting room — all stone walls and vaults —and meet your professional sommelier and the rest of your like-minded, wine-loving group.
Take a seat at the communal dining table and listen as your sommelier talks you through what’s ahead. Your sommelier will have chosen four top-notch French wines, including Champagne, to match the menu for the evening — menus vary according to the season — and will give you a fascinating introduction to each variety and why it makes the perfect foil to your food.
Then, relax over your delicious 3-course meal, with an appetizer, main course and dessert (see Itinerary for a sample menu) skilfully prepared by the Cordon Bleu French chef. While you eat, enjoy the generous servings of wine and hear about the origins of each varietal and the French wine region it hails from.
As you sip on Champagne, learn how it’s made and what makes it special, and throughout the meal, build your wine knowledge as your sommelier explains concepts such as 'terroir' — the type of natural environment in which a wine is produced. Chat freely to your fellow guests, join in discussions about wine, and glean expert tips from your sommelier on how to taste wines properly and pair them with food.
Drink in the convivial atmosphere and after dessert, enjoy a tasting of a classic digestif such as Bas-Armagnac, Cognac or Calvados.As the evening ends, receive an information sheet on the wines you’ve tasted, and after saying goodbye to your sommelier and fellow guests, head back to your hotel.
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Included
  • Wine tasting, including a glass of each of the following: Champagne, three wines and digestif
  • Dinner - 3-course dinner
  • Professional sommelier
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • The number of participants in each wine tasting dinner group varies between 6-25 people
  • Minimum age is 18 years
Features
Food
80%
Cultural
50%
Nightlife
40%
Tourism
30%
Reviews
4.5
42
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David H
5 | 2019-07-03

We highly recommend this! The food was delicious and was paired perfectly with the wine. We had so much fun!

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helenlouise67
3 | 2019-07-03

We arrived 8 minutes late (our fault one of the subway lines was not running) to be told that they had already served the starters to the group and we could not join and had to have dinner in the bar. For us the whole reason for booking was the experience with the sommelier so we told them we did not mind missing the starter as the experience was to learn about wine. After a 5 minute discussion between the staff they reluctantly said we could join to find the starter had NOT been served and the introductions had only just taken place so in fact if we had joined when we got there don’t think we would have missed anything. The whole evening from there was spoiled by being lied to. The food and wines were amazing and the sommelier very knowledgeable and did not mind answering questions. We received a glass of Champagne, a white wine with the foie gras, red with the steak and a sweet wine with the desert but no digestif as mentioned on the viator booking. Overall food and wine good but left feeling uncomfortable at how we were treated upon arrival.

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tctompki
5 | 2016-09-12

Absolutely wonderful experience! We highly recommend!

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Laura O
5 | 2015-02-22

Very enjoyable evening. Food was delicious. Alain was a great host and was very knowledgeable. Great way to learn more about French wine. Would highly recommend this tour.

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anita92024
5 | 2014-10-21

Good food, excellent wine and a witty sommelier (from Italy, yet) who was extremely informed about French wines and answered all our questions and then some. A very enjoyable way to spend an evening.

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Jennifer
5 | 2014-10-07

This wine tasting dinner exceeded any expectations I had built up in my mind for my last night in Paris. I was travelling alone, so wanted something where I wouldn't feel alone at dinner and it met that and more. We were seated at a long wine tasting table, very sophisticated and beautiful in the cellar of a restaurant. Our sommelier was more than attentive, was present for the entire time and led us on a wonderful path through French wines, their origins, anything we might have wanted to know was happily answered by Richard. He was cheerful, funny, seriously into teaching us about wine without being pushy. He really made our evening. I think he might have just stayed with us all night had we not needed to get back to our hotels before the Metro closed. Richard was a shining star of this tour, but the food was excellent as well. Thanks so much, Viator for offering this tour. Nobody should hesitate, just book it and enjoy!

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