by Paige Donner
For a double-whammy on #localfoodandwine bliss, stop by Paris' only urban winery on rue de Turbigo in the 2nd arrondissement, Les Vignerons Parisiens, to pick up the jam
that they inspired the ladies behind Confiture Parisiennes to make in their honor: wine jelly!
These limited edition jams and jellies are made with wine grapes as their base and they perfectly with crackers and cheese and, yep!, dainty (or not so dainty) sips of wine.
An urban winery is a tried-and-true concept in familiar wine regions in the U.S. such as Napa, Santa Ynez and Willammette Valley - but folks here in Paris are still getting used to the concept. But Les Vignerons Parisiens is one of the most inviting chais I have ever visited here in France, and that it's just a few minutes walk from my office makes it even better!
So if you're visiting the city and are hankering to get that wine experience in, but have limited time, Les Vignerons is the next best thing to a visit out to Bordeaux or Burgundy. The vinification tanks are on premise and they'll even tour you around the premises, explaining how the wine is made. Finish this all off with a tasting of their red and white wines - coupled now by the divine Confiture Parisienne limited release of wine grape jellies.
#localfoodandwine never tasted so good - in Paris!