Discover and enjoy French wine, with a cheese / meat plate

Paris, France

Experience hosted by Henri

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

[Public sessions in English only]

We hop on a "Tour de France" of wine with several objectives in mind:

1) Go beyond Bordeaux and discover different regions, grape varietals and styles of wine

2) Get more comfortable in front of a French wine list

(French wines are mostly defined, and classified, by the location of the vineyard where they're grown, be it a region or a village. We will decipher wine labels, talk about our French appellation system and learn what to expect from which regions)

3) Learn to enjoy wine, use your senses (sight, smell and taste) and perceive various wine styles which can be traced to grape varietals, regions and winemakers

4) Get practical advice for food-wine pairing and recommendations for ordering wine in a restaurant or buying wine from your local wineshop.

6 bottles will be served, together with cheese, charcuterie and French baguette.

While I obviously have a lot to share, I try to not make a formal lecture. My goal is also to share personal thoughts, my own experiences and fun anecdotes. And I would be happy to try and answer all your questions.

This experience is suited for wine enthusiasts who want to learn more about French wine, as well as those who simply enjoy a glass or two once in a while.
[Public sessions in English only]

We hop on a "Tour de France" of wine with several objectives in mind:

1) Go beyond Bordeaux and discover different regions, grape varietals and styles of wine

2) Get more comfortable in front of a French wine list

(French wines are mostly defined, and classified, by the location of the vineyard where they're grown, be it a region or a village. We will decipher wine la…

What's included

  • Food
    - Cheese and charcuterie / meat boards to share. All products come from sma...
  • Drinks
    - Tasting of 6 different wines

Meet your Host, Henri

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I have been a wine lover for almost as long as I can remember. After 15 years of living abroad and traveling for work, I chose to make a living out of my passion for wine.

I am now a professional sommelier and the owner and manager of a wine bar in central Paris.

And I have hosted wine events and experiences for 5 years, for corporate / team events, foreign travelers, and French wine lovers.

I love good wine, good food and 70s soul and funk music. There's a chance you get all three at Archibon, my wine bar.
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Where you'll be

Where we'll meet
The session is taking place in a local wine bar called Archibon.
Paris
We will meet in a local wine bar, Archibon, which is conveniently located in the very heart of Paris, 15 minutes from the old opera house Palais Garnier and the big department stores Galeries Lafayette and Printemps.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 234 reviews.

  • Jip
    January 2022
    Tailormade Masterclass of French wine! We had the luck that my girlfriend and I were the only clients that afternoon and Henri welcomed us in his store. After getting to know each other a bit better, we mentioned that we were going to study for our wine course SDEN3 and Henri adapted the evening to help us gain more knowledge! Great information but, more important, Henri is a great storyteller with funny and interesting anecdotes. We had a blast.
  • Lauren
    January 2022
    Great experience with 6 lovely different wines and charcuterie!! Henri knows what he is talking about and loves when you ask questions! Would definitely recommend!
  • Ty
    January 2022
    Great addition to a “must do” travel list. Step out of the touristy museum stops and into Henri’s local welcoming wine shop. Great for english speakers and wine novices & experts alike.
  • Nick
    January 2022
    My girlfriend and I really enjoyed this evening. There were four of us in total, which made for a more personal conversation, and Henri was great in responding to our questions, and exploring areas where we were interested in knowing more. He's knowledgable and enthusiastic - and comes highly recommended.
  • Jesse
    January 2022
    Don’t hesitate to book this. Definitely not a classroom approach, Henri had the wheel the whole time, but it felt like we got to hang out with him for 2 hrs and just talk and experience French wine. Henri’s knowledge and passion of French wine shines through. Our group feels much more comfortable navigating a French wine list, variety’s , and the geography of French wine. Def pick up a bottle from Henri’s stash before you leave.
  • Shanieka
    January 2022
    I can say that leaving Henri's wine tasting session, I am more knowledgeable! Before I use to go into stores and pick up random bottles - NOW I KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR! Ha! Thanks much Henri, great experience.

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