It's my opinion that French wine and French cheese is reason enough to live in France. They are probably why I've never considered going back to live in England. It's just inconceivable. Imagine my joy then when I came across a brand new wine store at the end of our street, just next to Zine Fashion Store. Give a big welcoming 'glug' to La Note Rouge!
here). Three young men have pooled their skills to create a wine shop with a difference...
Firstly, they've chosen a modern, minimalist style that's radically different from most wine shops that have rows and rows and rows and rows and rows and rows of bottles. Of course, quantity does not mean quality, and La Note Rouge's hand-picked selection means that you're not left bewildered.
the website, giving the whole thing an interactive quality. Very cool. Of course, you can always ask the guys for a little help too, and with 75% of the stock under 20€, you should be able to find something in your price range.
their own blog, a Facebook page, tasting sessions with the wine producers themselves and soon a proper tasting room that is reached via the courtyard, with large sofa, flatscreen TV... All very modern, web 2.0 etc. And they're not frightened to shake things up a little: when I went, the background music was Guns & Roses! Yep, these guys are different, and extremely personable to boot. Check them out!