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December 2012 - The Man Who Put Paris in a Bottle

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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.


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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.

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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.

Bonne lecture!

Paris Panorama Newsletters for 2012