Grains Nobles : The Wine School
The wine school Grains Nobles was founded by Michel Bettane and Bernard Burtschy 17 years ago. Both are considered as the two of the main wine experts in France and write in several magazines and books (like "La Revue du vin de France").
Our school is situated in the heart of Paris, close to Saint-Michel and Notre Dame de Paris (in the 5th arrondissement). The cellar dates back to the 17th century and is vaulted. It is a wonderful place to understand and enjoy wines.
We can arrange all types of events : from a single course (in french or english), to a wine dinner for groups. The points that can be presented are diverse and arranged to meet your expectations. Whether you are beginners or advanced tasters, we’ll find the best suited wines to show you the differences of terroirs, vintages and grapes (chardonnay, riesling, cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, …).
Examples of wine tastings already presented :
- wine course around sauvignon blanc and pinot noir from all over the world (group of people from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, France …)
- different wine grapes and regions in France (group of France, Germany, Holland, …)
- exceptional wines from France (Château d’Yquem 1999 and 1990, Meursault Domaine des Comtes Lafon 1985, Château Haut-Marbuzet 1975 magnum, …)
You can give us all sorts of theme : red Burgundy, old vintages. We will always try to match your expectations.
Grains Nobles : Wine Tastings
Michel Bettane and Bernard Burtschy present also their own wine tastings called respectively Master Class and Etude de Terroirs. They bring exceptionnal bottles from their cellars : Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche 1992, Meursault Les Rougeots Coche Dury 1989, Gevrey-Chambertin 1937, Pommard 1928, …
Their knowledge and notoriety allows us to have very privileged relations with the best winemakers and owners of the most prestigious domaines and châteaux in France, but also all over the world. Note that we are the only place in France where the wines of Domaine de la Romanée Conti are presented every year with the co-manager Aubert de Villaine. We present also the "primeurs" (latest vintage, not yet finished wines) of Bordeaux. In may 2006 we presented over 100 samples (2005 vintage) including Château Montrose, Valandraud, Angélus, Château l’Eglise Clinet, Haut-Marbuzet, Sociando-Mallet, … We had also Xavier Ausas and Pablo Alvarez. They came to present Vega Sicilia (Spain) and we tasted Unico 1962 and 1942.
Grains Nobles : Wines and bottles
We also sell wine, by different meanings.
All the time, on our website, look for the page Menu > Commandes de vin > Permanentes.
After wine tastings with winemarkers and wineries, we propose a common order, where you can often find rare bottles to an offardable price. Search in Menu > Commandes de vins. You can even order only one bottle, or wathever you want.
We expose some bottles in our shop, that are not on the website.
If you have any special wish, let us know, we will try to do our best to match your expectations (old vintages, rarities, …).
We are looking forward to meet you soon in our cellar.