Paris Wine Tastings

I took the night train to Paris again for another round of Parisian wine tastings.

On Friday afternoon and evening, I’ll be tasting with my favorite Parisian supplier, Crus.  I think Gregoire, who organizes a lot of the Paris BarCamps will be coming in with some of his gang.  And a lot of other assorted Paris friends will attend.  YOU should come to if you live here.  We’ll have lots of bottles open and we’ll eventually head off to Mr Lounge for the after party.  Should be fun.  Mr. Lounge has new ownership so I’m excited to meet them and see what they’ve done with the place.

And then on Saturday, I will spend the whole day at VinoCamp Paris. It’s the first BarCamp in France devoted entirely to wine.  We’ll discuss lots of issues (to be determined), and eventually drink lots of wine.  I lugged 24 bottles of O’Vineyards wine on the train and through the Paris Metro so we’re going to have a party.  Also, other notorious winemakers such as Vicky Wine and Benoit Tarlant (among others!) will be pouring their goods after the brainstorming workshops.

And now a gratuitous DISCOBITCH music video with Tarlant Champagne bottles in the background (because what is the point of hanging out with Champagne guys if it you can’t be in music videos?)

I just had a wonderful and hectic time in Paris, the city where I never sleep.

Vicky Wine and Ryan OConnell, loving that Languedoc

Vicky Wine and Ryan O'Connell, loving that Languedoc

I did a big Languedoc-themed shindig with Vicky Wine at a nice art gallery called l’Oeil du Huit.

We also did a Love That Languedoc episode at the Paris cave de dégustation of before opening up the doors to do a Domaine O’Vineyards tasting.

Here is a little snippet from the crus tasting where one of their dear patrons talks about which of the three Podium wines she liked best:

How to find us

Domaine O’Vineyards, located in the North Arrondissement of Carcassonne, is just minutes from the Carcassonne train station, the Medieval City, and the Carcassonne Airport.
GPS coordinates: 43.259622, 2.340387

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Unique thing to do in Carcassonne
Wine Cellar. Winery Visits. Wine Tasting.
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North Arrondissement of Carcassonne
885 Avenue de la Montagne Noire
11620 Villemoustaussou, France
Tel: +33(0) 630 189 910

  1. Best by GPS.
    Follow the signs to Mazamet/ Villemoustaussou using the D118. At the end of the last straight part of D118, you will come to a roundabout with the Dyneff gas station.
  2. Take the exit towards Pennautier. Continue 500m to a small roundabout and go straight over.
  3. Look out for the second road on your right, Avenue des Cévennes which curves up hill (about 1km) to Avenue de la Montagne Noire on the left.
  4. At the last juction, bear left. the road sign “Ave de la Montagne Noire” (confusing as it seems to show a right turn)
  5. After another 500m you will see our red brick color building in the middle of the vines.