I didn’t really move to Paris for the famous museums, the rich cultural history or the stunning architecture.
I came here for the booze.
OK, the truth is, I came here for all the above reasons, and much more. But everyone knows that wine in France is delicious, cheap and as easy to come by as tap water or McDonald’s.
In France, it’s always cheaper to buy a glass of wine than a Coke in a café, and you can generally get a good bottle at your local grocery store for less than three euros.
And by good, I mean it makes the Barefoot Pinot Grigio I drank all throughout college taste like watered down...well, water.
So this evening I decided to treat myself to my own happy hour and purchase a little bottle of bubbly pour moi même.
I would like to clarify that technically, I am not drinking “champagne”, but sparkling wine. For the beverage to be dubbed “champagne,” it has to be created in the Champagne region of France. But unless you’re a wine connoisseur, you really can’t tell the difference.
This bottle of what I consider to be perfectly delectable sparkling wine was roughly 6.35 €. Based on my brief online research, this brand generally goes for anywhere from 12$-16$ in the states.
So I got twice (or three times) the taste, for half the price? Now that’s une tradition I can get behind.