Paris store with no French wines wins award

25th April, 2016 by Rupert Millar

Soif d’Ailleurs, a wine shop in Paris’ 3rd arrondissement that sells no French wine at all, has been named Wine Shop of the Year by a leading French gourmet guide.

mw-portrait-webThe shop, set up two years ago by Alsatian, Mathieu Wehrung (pictured), was named as the best wine shop in France for 2016 by the ‘Pudlo Paris’ guide.

The shop sells 450 wines from 41 countries, made from over 150 grape varieties. Covering leading producers from Australia, Spain, Croatia, Italy, Greece, Germany, South Africa, Portugal and the US among others none of the selection, however, comes from France; which those familiar with the country know is practically unheard of.

A statement from Pudlo Paris read: “In just under two years of existence, Soif d’Ailleurs has established itself as the undisputed specialist of foreign wines in France, with a demanding and constantly renewed selection. The team is searching the whole planet for forgotten grape varieties, distinctive wines, passionate winemakers. The selection is unforgiving; they know their bottles like the back of their hands.”

At a cocktail reception following the awards, the team toasted the news with ‘Miolo’ sparkling wine from Brazil.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Experienced Administrator

The Drinks Business
Central London, UK

Sales Executive (London – Craft Spirits)

Bimber Distillery
London, UK

2 x Buying Assistants

Berry Bros. & Rudd
Battersea and Basingstoke, UK

Temporary Christmas Sales Support - Wines & Spirits

Harrods
Knighsbridge, London, UK

Head of Wholesale

Hispamerchants Ltd
London, UK

Sales Manager

Hispamerchants Ltd
London, UK

National Sales Manager

Maverick Drinks
Field based, UK

Regional Sales Executive

EWGA
Gloucestershire, UK

The World Bulk Wine Exhibition

Amsterdam,Netherlands
20th Nov 2017

The Drinks Business Green Awards 2017

London,United Kingdom
20th Nov 2017

The Global Spirits Masters Lunch

London,United Kingdom
1st Dec 2017
Click to view more

Green Awards 2017

Deadline : 25th October 2017

The Global Riesling Masters 2017

Deadline : 30th October 2017

Click to view more

Champagne Masters 2017

The only Champagne blind tasting in the UK, the competition will reward the best wines in the following categories:

The Global Rosé Masters 2017

With wines from the palest of pink to almost ruby red, bone dry to almost cloyingly sweet, reductively handled to barrel-aged, as well as gently spritzy to fully sparkling.

Click to view more