From Our Archive
This story was published before Summer 2021, when we launched our new digital experience.

Interview With a Vintner

MOST READ
Sohm looks at the color and how fine the mousse is — the fine streams of bubbles — a sign of great quality.

Wine and Spirits

How to Drink Grower Champagne

Legendary sommelier Aldo Sohm on rarer bubbles.

David Lynch Transcendental Meditation Interview

Self-Care

The Deep Dive

A light conversation with David Lynch on Transcendental Meditation, the unified...

Everything I Now Want After Attending the Masters

Fashion

Everything I Now Want After Attending the Masters

From cars to clothes to bourbon, covetable things abound at the most prestigious...

At Taillevent, the 58-year-old Paris institution, owner Jean-Claude Vrinat's 300-bottle wine list (he keeps 400,000 bottles in his cellar) is as impressive as the three-Michelin-star cooking. And for diners looking to bring home the vintage that helped make their meal so memorable, there's only one place: Les Caves Taillevent, the restaurant's own wine shop. Vrinat's edit is superb—white Burgundies, red Rhônes, and all your freshly anointed favorites. At 199 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré; 33-45-61-14-09; www.taillevent.com.

1. THE SURPRISE BUY Fruity, rich, and velvety, the Col du Vent Montpeyroux Coteaux du Languedoc 2001 ($6) is a red that, when served very slightly chilled, can accompany either fish or meat.

2. GREAT FIZZ With its perfectly clear yellow color, sharp character, and fresh, fruity taste, Champagne Taillevent S.A. Brut Grand Réserve ($29) is an ideal apéritif.

3. A BOLD DISCOVERY The Riesling Muenchberg Domaine Ostertag 2001 ($34) is generous, captivating both the nose and the mouth. Rich and elegant, it can be proudly paired with something like sea bass or clams.

4. BLOCKBUSTER BOTTLE Power and elegance define Pierre Lurton's Château Cheval Blanc 1999 Saint-Emilion ($287). Lurton is an exceptional winemaker, and this single-soil wine is meant for life's great moments.

Newsletter

Let’s Keep in Touch

Subscribe to our newsletter

You’re no longer on our newsletter list, but you can resubscribe anytime.

Come On In

U.S. issued American Express Platinum Card® and Centurion® Members, enter the first six digits of your card number to access your complimentary subscription.

Learn about membership.