December 2012 - The Man Who Put Paris in a Bottle
When oenologist Francis Gourdin began working for the city of Paris, his mission was to improve the quality of the wine produced in a vineyard that lies on the slope of Montmartre. It was once a plonk that "made the Japanese tourists wince," but today, he can proudly affirm that it is a "true red wine." Mission accomplished! Read his story in this month's Paris Insights newsletter.
In addition to the Clos Montmartre, Paris has a number of other vineyards. We present some of them in this month's Paris, Past and Present.
A sign on the window of Le Triomphe indicates that the food served at this restaurant is traditional home-cooked French cuisine. We dined here and were delighted to rediscover delicious fare prepared and served in the time-honored way. Read our account and meet chef and owner Nabil Yacoub in Le Bon Goût.
Paris Panorama Newsletters for 2012
- December 2012 - The Man Who Put Paris in a Bottle
- November 2012 - Adieu Paris, We Hardly Knew Ye
- October 2012 - A New Bed and Breakfast Opens near Paris
- September 2012 - Chocolat the Clown
- August 2012 - Biodynamic Wine - A Step Beyond
- July 2012 - Musicians in the Metro - Part II
- June 2012 - Musicians in the Metro - Part I
- May 2012 - An American in Paris - Jenna Thornton
- April 2012 - Stress and the City: The Best Spas in Paris
- March 2012 - Bruno Quenioux – A Champion of Independently-produced Wines
- February 2012 - Tasting Ganaches Made from Venezuelan Chocolate
- January 2012 - Will the Last True Parisian to Leave the City Please Turn Out the Lights?