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of ed­i­ble de­lights ac­com­pany an im­pos­si­ble-to-dis­ap­point wine list. Seated around a U-shaped counter, you can ex­pect to see fel­low din­ers savour­ing such del­i­ca­cies as squid ink risotto, beef aigu­il­lette with her­ring and en­dive, or but­ter­milk ice cream driz­zled with olive oil and lemon thyme. And you can ex­pect the avours to be amaz­ing. Ad­dress: 131 Av­enue Par­men­tier, 75011

Best for: in­no­va­tion This sleek wine bar of­fers self-serve wines from dis­pens­ing ma­chines that store the wine at the ideal tem­per­a­ture – bril­liantly in­no­va­tive. If you want to buy your own bot­tle, that’s no prob­lem ei­ther. Open it on the spot for a cork­age fee of €8 (about R130) and en­joy with an oh-so-French plat­ter of char­cu­terie and cheese. The bar also hosts wine-tast­ing work­shops, and the tast­ing cel­lar can be booked for pri­vate func­tions. Ad­dress: 10 Rue Saint-Sébastien, 75011 tested by Parisians, it’s worth a glass (at least) of some­thing lo­cal. Ad­dress: 13 Rue des Petits Champs, 75001 Best for: push­ing the boat out From the team be­hind Paris’s wellloved Ex­per­i­men­tal Cock­tail Club comes this ve-star bar à vins. If you’re look­ing for rus­tic charm, step this way, s’il vous plaît. This one is chic, slick and so ex­clu­sive you’ll strug­gle to nd any sig­nage out­side. You’ll dis­cover 3 000 dif­fer­ent wines, rang­ing in price from €6 to €80 (about R100 to R1 300) per glass and €20 to more than €4 000 (about R330 to R66 000) per bot­tle. Ad­dress: 7 Rue Lobineau, 75006

Willi’s Wine Bar; Jéroboam; Vingt Heures Vin

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