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Whether you're a seasoned wine connoisseur or looking to bolster your wine tasting knowledge, Paris is one of the ultimate travel destinations. The French capital is world-renowned for its love of fine, luxurious wines. This includes an incredible array of seasonal wine suitable for every occasion. Having an idea of Parisian wines means that you will be able to sample some of the best French produce to pair with the climate and your meals out.

If you are a new wine lover, you may feel overwhelmed by the hundreds of types of French wine on offer. Luckily with an array of wine tasting tours in Paris, this is where tabl. is here to help. In our latest blog post, we take a dive into the world of seasonal wine. Plus how our Parisian wine tours and experiences make selecting the right glass or two even easier.

How do you define a seasonal wine?

A seasonal wine is defined as a drink that aligns or is associated with a specific season, either spring, summer, autumn or winter. Taste has a big part to play in denoting a seasonal wine, but the colour is also considered. Paler, white wines are associated with summer or spring, whereas darker wines, like reds, are popular during winter and autumn. The texture is also a big factor when defining seasonal wines. Lighter and crisper drinks are aligned with summer, and heavier, thicker drinks are consumed mostly in the winter. Lighter white wines help to quench thirst during hot summer days, whereas heavier wines give a sense of comfort and warmth in the cold mid-winter.

Seasonal Wine in Paris

Find below our seasonal guide to wine, helping you make a well-informed choice when travelling through Paris:

Summer Wines

Summer is the time for crisp, white whites. They are much more refreshing to drink in the hot weather and also pair best with lighter summer foods. These wines also have a lower alcohol level, to avoid dehydration in the height of summer. During a Parisian summer, you are likely to sample wines like Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chenin Blanc. Many people also look to a pale Rose for a refreshing and sweet alternative to a bitter white wine.

Winter Wines

When winter settles in, it's best practice to turn to darker, red wines. These bottles are often heavier on the palate, creating more warming notes that match perfectly with the hearty comfort food we tend to tuck into during the colder months. If you are visiting Paris during the wintertime, you might want to sample some seasonal glasses of Merlot. This wine is world famous and has a rich fruity flavour to warm you on cold nights.

Spring Wines

When it comes to spring wines, you'll need something versatile to manage the mixture of chilly and warm days throughout Spring. When holidaying in Paris during Spring, there is never a better time to sample a few glasses of Champagne. This sparkling wine is world-renowned and an absolute must for any springtime visitor to Paris.

Autumn Wines

The arrival of autumn means that the evenings are shorter and the days are about to get a lot colder. Seasonal autumn wines also need a fair amount of versatility to help bolster you as temperatures start to drop in the evenings. For an autumn Paris trip, you may want to opt for a darker Rose like Tavel, which is produced in the Rhone region of France.

Sample Seasonal Wines in Pairs on a Tour

There is no better way to immerse yourself in all of the incredible seasonal wins that Paris has to offer than with a wine tour or experience. This allows you to sample some of the best wines from various French regions with the assistance of expert guides. tabl. offers a vast range of experiences to suit every traveller.

Find out about just a few of our Paris Wine Tours below:

Champagne day trip from Paris with tasting

Champagne is one of the most recognisable and luxurious types of wine in the world, so why not dedicate a day of your Paris trip to immersing yourself in it. The Champagne day trip from Paris with tasting allows you to not only experience the beauty of this iconic wine region of France, but you also get the chance to sample authentic Champagnes and learn all there is to know about the production of this world-famous wine.

Sunset cruise with drink and walking tour on your smartphone

If you're taking a solo trip to Paris, or maybe just fancy some alone time with a glass of bubbly, then the Sunset cruise with drink and walking tour on your smartphone is right up your street. This experience offers an hour-long cruise with a drink of your choice, followed by an audio-guided tour of the streets of Paris directly from your smartphone.

Le Marais Historical Walking Tour with Wine and Cheese Tasting

Indulge in pure opulence with the Le Marais Historical Walking Tour with Wine and Cheese Tasting. Boost your history knowledge of the region whilst also being treated to some delicious seasonal wine and French cheeses. What could be a better combination for your trip to Paris?

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Indulge in pure opulence with the Le Marais Historical Walking Tour with Wine and Cheese Tasting. Boost your history knowledge of the region whilst also being treated to some delicious seasonal wine and French cheeses.

What could be a better combination for your trip to Paris than wine tasting and a guided tour?

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