Since moving to the 18th arrondissement, Rue Poteau has become one of my favorite places. Imagine a street full of little shops with non-stop action. There is a fromagerie for cheeses, boucherie for meat, floristes for flowers, a boulangerie for fresh-baked bread, a primeur for fresh produce, and so many other shops. I love going for a walk down this street just for the ambience. During my routine Saturday afternoon errands I stopped at La Cave Lambert– 28 rue de Poteau 75018 to pick out a bottle of wine.
The owner is extremely welcoming and helps you to pick out a bottle according to your needs. He only works with small independent vineyards, and takes the time to explain the characteristics about the different bottles. I was instantly drawn to the bottle pictured above due to the label and the fact it’s an organic wine. After explaining the grape varieties, information about the vineyard and how they use biodynamic processes, I was sold. As a bonus the owner explained to me a little tidbit behind the label of the bottle. Basically once the wine was ready to be bottled, the owner couldn’t think of a name. The husband kept coming up with names that his wife didn’t like. One night before going to bed, the wife was fed up and wrote Rouge on a piece of paper with one of her lipsticks. The husband saw it the next morning, and decided to use that as the name for the bottle. So simple, yet effective, this is one of the best selling wines in the shop, and it equally good in taste.
If your in the area I definitely recommend checking out La Cave Lambert for all your wine needs…
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