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Travel: an intimate wine tasting at the Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris’ precious cellar

May 06, 2014 | Parisian Eye
Perfect set up ! Shot with my Leica 

It is no secret that the Four Seasons Hotel George V is on the very top of my list when it comes to palaces in Paris… There’s a love story between us, and I am always proud and excited to share the exceptional experiences I have there !!

After THAT pyjama party a few week ago, and my unforgettable Jeff Leatham flower class last year, I recently attented another rare event, as part of the Paris experiences the hotel regularly offers its guests: a wine tasting with Eric Beaumard, director of the hotel’s world-famous  two-star “Le Cinq” restaurant.

Perfect set up ! Shot with my Leica 
When you appreciate good wines, entering the cellar of the Four Seasons Hotel George V is quite an emotional experience. Located 14 metres underground, it probably is the hotel’s most precious place, gathering more than 50,000 bottles: an invaluable treasure, that I had the privilege to approach.
Once you are inside, just looking at the labels makes your head spin: grand crus, Saint-Emilion, Krug, Petrus, Chateau-Figeac, Montrachet, Bordeaux…
What’s good wine without foie gras ? Shot with my Leica 
By candlelight, our wine tasting took us through the exploration of  three different wines. A Diebolt-Vallois 2002 blanc de blancs champagne – which was my favorite, as a champagne connoisseur: it’s always nice to taste one that is not from mass production. 
Starting with Diebolt-Vallois 2002 blanc de blancs champagne – shot with my Leica 
Starting with Diebolt-Vallois 2002 blanc de blancs champagne – shot with my Leica 
We then tried a very nice white: a Meursault-Genevrières that the hotel acquired at an Hospices the Beaune auction, and ended on a 2006 Chateau Quinault Saint-Emilion Grand Cru that even I, usually not a “red person”, just LOVED !
Our glasses filled with Meursault-Genevrières – shot with my Leica 
Our glasses filled with Meursault-Genevrières – shot with my Leica 
2006 Chateau Quinault Saint-Emilion Grand Cru being poured – shot with my Leica   
2006 Chateau Quinault Saint-Emilion Grand Cru – shot with my Leica
In true French fashion, the tasting was accompanied by d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s puff pastries, charcuterie and cheese… Definitely a unique moment !

The Four Seasons Hotel George V
31 Avenue George V
75008 Paris

Tel. +33 (1) 49 52 70 00

A treasure in bottles… Shot with my Leica 
Shot with my Leica


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