What you'll do
What happens when Paris' Most Interesting Wine Expert invites you & about 10 other jetsetters from around the world into the Oldest Wine Cellar in town? It's the Pairing Party--a convivial exploration of what the big deal is about French Wine & Cheese. Not a 101 'class,' (we favor conversation over note-taking, powerpoints, or maps) this is an irreverent tasting party w/ other curious culture-seekers...Between laughs + shared stories, you'll learn why French Wine + Cheese is considered the best in the world! We explore 4-6 different wines, carefully curated by Stefan & Simon--Paris's much-loved 'cave men' (and Stefan's an up-and-coming painter on the side)--including a blind-taste test of one unexpected, mystery wine! Paired with 5-6 cheeses, some rare +hard to find, even in Paris! Underground, in a cave w/ a storied+sordid past, only recently reopened to the public after 100+ years, we dive into Parisian culture, too--you'll discover not only which wines to pair with that amazing cheese, but slices of Paris life + current events. In the core of hip +creative Paris--the 'Marais' historic district--what starts with, 'cheers' becomes a dive into curated flight of rare + unusual cheeses, delicious wines--intriguingly tasty, to wild + strong, to a 'safe landing' of pure deliciousness! And ends with new friends from around the globe...together we explore France...by mouth!
Valkyrie + Adèle + Amélie + Crew
Find us on insta: @CuriosityCo.Official... Stefan and Simon--the most interesting Wine Experts in Paris ;) and I have set a table in our wine + cheese cave (among the oldest & most scandalous in Paris!) where we guide you through 1000 years of French Wine + Cheese culture w/ other curious jetsetters from around the world...Every day, a thousand visitors come to photograph this building but only a few enjoy wine in the cellar! We don't play by the rules -- No method, no guru, no teacher... ;) Zero snobbery allowed We believe that a 'good' wine is a wine that you like! But if you are curious, you are in the right place--Stefan wrote his dissertation on wine terroirs and I hunt the most intriguing cheeses. But we won't bore you with long discussions on tannins ;p
Cheese Board. A generous selection of 5-6 unique cheeses--some rare, and hard-to-find, even in Paris! ...We are humbled…
Wines tastings of 4-6 different wines, with a focus on organic and biodynamic wines (they are good now lol) and some wines…
Lesson in French Slang included! ;p
Excerpt of PARIS IS BURNING Guide--what to do/see/eat/seduce in the City of Lights by raconteur Valkyrie, sent to you after…
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Where you'll be
Bring your appetite for adventure to Paris' protected Historic District--Le Marais--where French fashion, history, & food intersect. We'll toast in one of Paris' Oldest Wine Cellars...We have carefully selected the wines + the cheeses have been aging for this exact moment! Now the fun begins. We savor new tastes, meet other jetsetters & explore wine+cheese...and Parisian life. A 'Safe Space' for refugees from wine snobbery. Into the Cave!
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Contains raw dairy/possible nut traces/wheat/mustard. There are narrow stairs to the underground cellar that may be difficult for the mobility-impaired. If booked privately, you can choose to hold the event on the ground floor, otherwise the pairing party is held in the cellar. Entirely in English.
Wine+Cheese in Paris' Old Wine Cave