March 13 (Wednesday), 6-9pm
Pinot Noir: Getting to Know You in Champagne and Burgundy
Two great bars, two great experts, one great grape. We’ll be visiting two bars in our thirst for pinot noir this evening, first for a blanc de noirs champagne, then for 3 burgundies, followed by a final guess-it-if-you-can pinot noir. The evening includes cheese and charcuterie and, as always, great company.
Cost: 80€ per person, 65€ for club members*.
March 19 (Tuesday), 6:15-9:30/10pm
A neighborhood tour with several small tastings will lead us to a wine shop where we’ll examine the difference between various types of wine production. An even of 4-5 wines, including cheese, charcuterie, risotto, dessert… and great company.
Cost: 85€ per person, 70€ for club members*.
March 28 (Thursday), 3:45-5:15pm
Chocolate, a way of life
Some call it teatime, but we call it chocolate time as we settle into our seats at a chocolate shop to enjoy the wide expression of chocolate, from the broad pleasures hot chocolate to the specific tastes of chocolate from various countries. A joyful 90-minute.
Cost: 38€ per person, 32€ for club members*.
April 4 (Thursday), 4-8pm
A designer’s workshop and an off-beat wine tasting
We’ll be heading into the 20th arrondissement to be welcomed into the workshop of a delightful French photographer-cum-designer. She’ll speak about her career and present the different steps in her work in designing a line of imprinted textile bags (shoulder, clutch, bread, tote, vintage, etc.) and textile baskets. This is not a buying expedition, but you’ll have the opportunity to purchase items for yourself or as great Francophile holiday gifts. This is also the opportunity to get to know a lesser-known neighborhood since this close encounter with the designer will be followed by an unusual wine tasting at a local hotspot. 75€ per person, 60€ for club members*. Limited to 8 participants.
April 13 (Saturday), 8:30am-7:30pm
Daytrip from Paris: War & Champagne (and an inexpensive way to stock up on bubbly if you live in Paris)
A daytrip to the around Chateau-Thierry, for a morning touring the American WWI sights and an afternoon visiting champagne producers in the area, with an excellent lunch in between. The WWI sights include Belleau Wood, the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and The American Monument (aka Cote 204) of Chateau-Thierry. Champagne producers to be visited are in the Marne Valley growing area for champagne. The opportunity not only to learn about the champagne produced in this area but also to stock up for the holidays on reasonably priced bubble direct from the producer. The van driver will meet us in central Paris at 8:30AM. We’ll be back into the city at 7:30PM. If you’ve purchased any number of bottles beyond what you can carry, we can arrange for the driver to deliver you to your door at a slight extra cost.
Maximum of 6 participants.
Cost for the daytrip, including transportation, lunch with wine/champagne, visits to champagne producers with tastings, 250€ per person. 225€ for club members*.
*A club member is someone who has toured with me privately or who has attended at least two other Curious Touring & Travel Club events.
To join write to gary [at] garysparistours.com or fill out the contact form below.