Top 15 wine stores in the Marne department of France
It is not always easy to find a decent wine shop. But, whether you live in the area or are just passing through, Grappers is here to help. Check out our top 6 wine stores in the Marne department of France!
Les Caves du Forum
The Caves du Forum is something of an institution in Reims. With no less than 4,000 items listed, the Caves du Forum has something for everyone. They boast an extensive catalogue of wines, champagnes, beers, ciders or spirits and regularly put on events and tastings. The bonus? The tasting room, where you can try a good wine and get some expert advice from the Caves du Forum team!
Champagnes from the big names or independent producers, wines from France or abroad, spirits, beers or ciders, you are bound to find what you are looking for at Vinifia. The manager holds monthly wine tasting nights and, if you wish, you can even arrange your own personal tasting evening with Jean-Louis.
520 - Champagnes et Vins d'Auteurs
Choice. This is what best describes the 520: 1,200 champagnes and 200 "author wines" are available in this stop located on Avenue Paul Chandon. With such a vast selection, there is something for everyone. And if you are unsure about a particular wine, you can always come along to one of the 520’s numerous tasting events. The tastings are free and open to everyone and the annual tastings schedule is published online.
CPH - La Grande Boutique du Vin
Reims et Châlons-en-Champagne
A very well-known wine store in the region, CPH - La Grande Boutique du Vin is run by a team of dedicated wine experts who hand-pick each bottle of wine listed. Whether you are visiting Reims or Châlons-en-Champagne, the CPH team will be delighted to see you and recommend a wine from their extensive range.
Entre Cave et Jardin
Entre Cave et Jardin is an original shop, to say the least: antiques, champagnes, vintage fashion goods and china can all be found at 178, Rue Henri Marin in Hautvillers. At this unique store, you can therefore combine shopping with champagne tasting!
La Cave du Soleil
The Cave du Soleil, with its lovely sunny name, is home to wines, champagnes, bag-in-boxes and spirits. For the latter, you can even book a tasting that will certainly warm up your taste buds! In terms of champagne, this store stocks all the big champagne names, including Ruinart, Dom Perignon, Deutz and Krug, but still has something for all budgets.
Prise de Mousse
Both a wine shop and champagne bar, Prise de Mousse specialises in the sale and promotion of the wines from the Montagne de Reims. Among their 180 items, you will find champagne, ratafia and marc de champagne from the region. The shop also offers by-the-glass tastings of its products. And if you have never been to Rilly-la-Montagne, we recommend you also take a little tour of this gorgeous little village set amid the vineyards.
From its prime location in the heart of Reims, the Cave Papavero offers you a wide choice of champagnes and wines, all personally selected by the managers. The shop has a small room for tastings and a cellar in the basement they store the finest wines. If you are seeking even greater choice, you can also check out their other establishments: Le Vintage, Le Vintage Whisky and Le Wine Bar.
In Dom Pérignon’s birthplace, the village of Hautvillers, you will find Au 36 (Rue Dom Pérignon, of course), a convivial wine store where you can sample various champagnes and wines. Au 36 also offers a range of activities enabling you to explore the region and its products. You and your family or friends could, for example, take a guided tour of the village followed by a champagne tasting.
Le comptoir des Vignes
At the Comptoir des Vignes, you will find wines from France and around the world, speciality beers, champagnes, spirits and wine accessories. The Comptoir also acts as a grocery store, selling local products and tea. A “Recettes et accords” (recipes and food pairing) section on their website (French only) is designed to give you some inspiration and help you find the right wine for the right dish (or vice versa!).
La Cave du Bois Joli
The Bois Joli is perfectly located between Reims and Epernay. A combination of bistro, restaurant and wine store, it’s an entire concept. If you wish, you can try a wine from the region or a vintage wine paired with a dish prepared by the restaurant's chef, or simply purchase the products from the shop. With its warm, contemporary atmosphere and the Bois Joli team’s credo of "conviviality, good humour and relaxation", you have everything you need to enjoy a good glass of wine!
Fromages et Vins du Boulingrin
"Fromages & Vins du Boulingrin", the clue is in the name! Good cheese and wine lovers, you now know where to head! Cheeses, wines, spirits, foie gras, caviar, truffles... everything is designed to tempt the taste buds. At this store, located on the Rue de Mars, you will receive a warm, friendly welcome from the team who can’t wait to talk gastronomy with you!
La Cave Saint Hippolyte
Whether you are a local or a tourist, if you are looking for a good bottle of wine, then pop along to La Cave Saint Hippolyte. Here, you will find a friendly team available to help you choose the right bottle. The wine, champagne, beer and spirits list is extensive and has something for all budgets. A visit to La Cave Saint Hippolyte is also a great excuse to try out their wine tastings.
Epicerie Au Bon Manger
At Épicerie Au Bon Manger, you will find the bubbly Aline. Passionate about wine and champagne, she regularly scours the villages of the region in search of the best wines. Each week, she creates a different case of 6 wines. L'Épicerie also stocks a wide range of products to complement the champagne including charcuterie, cheese, fish, spices, coffee and tea, jams and chocolates.
La Cave Salvatori
This lovely little shop with its old-world charm dating from 1952 is located in the heart of Épernay. Jean-Pierre and Jacqueline Salvatori are highly respected wine merchants, known for their numerous and rare products. With more than 400 items in the shop, wines from small producers or cuvées de prestige, Cave Salvatori has something for everyone. In this store, you will also find specialities from the Champagne region, wines from other French regions and foie gras.