Discover and enjoy French wine, with a cheese / meat plate

Paris, France

Experience hosted by Henri

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Excellent value
Guests say it's well worth the price.
Top-rated Host
Henri's rated 5 stars by 98% of guests.

What you'll do

[Public sessions in English only]

France’s wine terroir has so much to offer. So I want to share with you the basics of how to enjoy, and find your way around, French wine.

We aim at making it a fun and interactive session. We will taste wine (6 bottles) and food will be served (cheese, charcuterie and French baguette). And as we undertake our 2-hour journey through French wine, we will discuss many different topics.

GEOGRAPHY

- What are the main French wine regions and key grape varietals?
- Which style of wines should you expect from which region?

APPELLATIONS (AOCs) AND LABELS

- French wines are mostly defined, and classified, by the location of the vineyard where they're grown, be it a region or a village.
- We will decipher wine labels and talk about our French appellation system.

TASTING AND ENJOYING WINE

- How to analyze a wine using your senses (sight, smell and taste)
- Perceive various wine styles which can be traced to grape varietals, regions and winemakers

FOOD-WINE PAIRING

- What wines should you favor before dinner or if you're not eating?
- How about food and wine pairing?

CHOOSING WINE

- Recommendations for ordering wine in a restaurant
- Buying wine from a local cellar to bring back home

This experience is suited for beginners, as well as wine enthusiasts who want to learn more about French wine.
[Public sessions in English only]

France’s wine terroir has so much to offer. So I want to share with you the basics of how to enjoy, and find your way around, French wine.

We aim at making it a fun and interactive session. We will taste wine (6 bottles) and food will be served (cheese, charcuterie and French baguette). And as we undertake our 2-hour journey through French wine, we will discuss many different topics…

What's included

  • Food
    - Cheese and charcuterie / meat boards to share. All products come from sma...
  • Drinks
    - Tasting of 6 different wines

Meet your Host, Henri

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 191 Reviews
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I have been a wine lover for almost as long as I can remember. After 15 years of living abroad and traveling for work, I chose to make a living out of my passion for wine and I am now the owner and manager of a wine bar in central Paris.

I also run numerous wine tasting events, for private groups and corporate / team events.

I love good wine, good food and 70s soul and funk music. You will get all three at Archibon, my wine bar.
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From $45/ person

Join 2 other guests
$56 per person
Join 3 other guests
$56 per person
Join 3 other guests
$56 per person

Where you'll be

We will meet in a local wine bar, Archibon, which is conveniently located in the very heart of Paris, 15 minutes from the old opera house Palais Garnier and the big department stores Galeries Lafayette and Printemps.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 191 reviews.

Jennifer
December 2021
A great experience that truly improved my knowledge of French wines and ability to navigate a French wine menu. Henri is a delightful host and his neighborhood customers that stopped by were charming. A great way to spend our first night.
Adrianne
November 2021
We really enjoyed our wine tasting with Henri! He runs a lovely shop, is passionate about wine, and ensured we left with a lot of great knowledge. Wether or not you know a lot about wine, there is plenty to learn with Henri. Plus, there were delicious snacks!
Doris
November 2021
I had a wonderful experience and highly recommend it. Henri did an excellent job in explaining the different regions and types of grapes/wines within France. He was very knowledgeable and answered all of the questions from the attendees, a very diverse group which included people from at least 5 countries/3 continents. The cheese and meats were delicious and pleasingly served. I now understand so much more about how to interpret a wine label. I look forward to using my newly gained knowledge.
Diana
November 2021
It's amazing the way he explains everything. Well knowledge of the topic and good recommendations. Our experience lasted a little longer but I think it was because of the environment with everyone who were really participating and enjoying the wine and the cheese
Titus
November 2021
A great experience for wine enthusiasts and not only. Henry is clearly knowledgeable in the area of wines and can provide unique insights about tasting and serving, but about production, history and tradition of wine.
Sandra
November 2021
Wonderful experience. We learned about the various wine regions in France and what to expect from wines from each region. Henri educated us on where to buy wine. He also shared a “bad bottle,” which was very helpful. I would highly recommend the experience.

Choose from available dates

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  • Mon, Dec 6
    12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $56 per person
  • Mon, Dec 6
    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Join 3 other guests
    $56 per person
  • Wed, Dec 8
    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Join 3 other guests
    $56 per person
  • Thu, Dec 9
    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $56 per person
  • Fri, Dec 10
    12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $56 per person
  • Fri, Dec 10
    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    $56 per person
  • Mon, Dec 13
    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $56 per person
  • Tue, Dec 14
    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $56 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.