In the heart of the once-rural Batignolles district, Le Vin en Tête has been supplying wine enthusiasts for over 10 years. Some of its popular featured producers are Michel Augé (Côteaux de Loire), Jean-Michel Stephan (Côte Rôtie), Sébastien Riffaut (Sancerre), Jean Delobre from the Ardèche, and even Annette Leccia from Corsica. The walls of the shop are papered with posters for Kaurismäki’s film ‘Le Havre’, which was shot on location in Normandy and celebrated with a special vintage by the Domaine de Courbissac.
Not content with stocking more than 1200 wines and spirits, ‘Le Vin en Tête’, also takes a teaching role, seeking to educate and to make the science behind wine-making interesting to as many as possible. You’ll find the cartoon ‘The Drops of God’ here, a serious attempt to make oenology more accessible.
For those interested in learning the subtle differences between natural and biodynamic wine (80% of their wines are produced bio-dynamically) you can sign up for one of their numerous courses or go along to the weekly tastings.
|Venue name:||Le Vin en Tête|
30 Rue des Batignolles
|Opening hours:||Du lundi au jeudi de 10h à 14h et de 16h à 21h ; vendredi et samedi de 10h à 21h ; dimanche de 10h à 14h et de 16h à 20h|
|Transport:||Métro : Place de Clichy ou Rome|