by Paige Donner
Côte du Rhône Wine Tasting in Paris on La Nouvelle Seine
The French wine region that is home to Châteauneuf du Pape really knows how to host a wine tasting in Paris. Chosen for this range of 22 wines was the charming and exceedingly festive La Nouvelle Seine.
La Nouvelle Seine is a very large boat/barge (“peniche” in French) parked just in front of the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris. It’s large enough in fact to be able to host 80+ people on the top deck for a stellar wine tasting and then put on a burlesque show in its lower decks, replete with a dozen and more costume changes.
Inter Rhône, the regional wine board, is who organized the event and provided the wines for tasting. The Rhône valley has many famous wine appellations of course, such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Hermitage and Vacqueyras but…
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