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Lower priced places to sample really good wines


John Talbott
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Elsewhere, ewindels wrote that:

I would also love a reco for a lower priced place where one could sample a variety of really good, or at least interesting, wines (2-3 glasses a person). Doesn't have to have a huge list, but as long as I'm in France... And yes, I realize that with the current exchange rate, "reasonable" is an extremely mercurial term, but maybe where we could sample a bottle or two with food for... E100s each? Less?.

My response: As for wine places for 100E for two with two bottles, Les Papilles or Louis Vins would do the trick.

P.S. I realize on rereading that I was thrown off by the phrase “lower priced place” and therefore assumed he meant 100 E for two, but at 100 E apiece, my suggestions are modest.

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100 € each is "lower-priced"? That's fun.

I agree with John's suggestion of Les Papilles. Louis Vins, while I enjoyed the food when I went there, wasn't as hot in the wine department (long list, but not the best producers, esp. Burgundy, and very highly priced).

I would suggest Willi's Wine Bar or Fish la Boissonnerie (though the latter is loud and crammed with Anglophones).

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What about Il Vino, the new wine bar/resto of Enrico Bernardo, who won the World's best "sommelier" in 2004? They have menus paired with wine for 50, 100, and 1000€

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What about Il Vino, the new wine bar/resto of Enrico Bernardo, who won the World's best "sommelier" in 2004? They have menus paired with wine for 50, 100, and 1000€

True enough, I ate at a table with Colette and we had limited choices, but Pierre45 ate at the counter and really dived in.

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