French wine-drinkers know that you’ll get the best prices when you buy direct at a vineyard. In an attempt to make these prices available to urbanites, this association of some 150 wine producers offers a vast selection of vins du producteur, wines that come from small independent vineyards where the emphasis is on quality and terroir, not quantity. Prices are very good, and if you come by at lunchtime you can open a bottle and eat a meal at their table d’hôte (16€50 for 2 courses). They have two other locations: 136 bd. Voltaire in the 11th, and 2 place Lili Boulanger in the 9th.
- Margie Rynn