Via del Vi

Via del Vi in the heart of Catalonia

Right in the heart of Catalonia is where Romain and Aurelia run this wine shop meets restaurant that is out of this world. In Perpignan to be exact, Via del Vi is a sanctuary for good food and natural wine.

You come for a glass, before you know it you’ve bought a bottle, and spend the whole evening (or even night). Aurelia taught herself how to cook, and in the kitchen she is full of delicious creativity. Meanwhile, Romain takes care of the drinks… follow his guidance! Instead of a wine list, there is a glass cellar with natural wines from the region and the entire world. A place you don’t want to miss, and one that we especially love!

Lori Haon

Lori Haon from Domaine du Petit Oratoire

Lori Haon is a young winemaker, full of talent, and owner of Domaine du Petite Oratoire in Valliguières, not too far from Avignon.

This wine “P’tit vin nouveau” is a beautiful primeur wine – a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault…and lucky for us, we have to be the only ones left who still have a supply. Lori generously offered us some of these bottles to enjoy, thanks Lori! Want to try it? Come find us at upcoming fairs, and we will be happy to share some of this delicious grape juice with you 😉

TerresPromises

Domaine des Terres Promises: Provence’s natural wine paradise

At Domaine des Terres Promises (meaning the promised lands), literally and metaphorically situated at the end of Chemin de L’Espérance (meaning the path of perseverance), is Jean-Christophe Comor, naturally making wines in the foothills of Mount Sainte Baume and creating beautiful expressions of Provence 🌄

Lucky Raisin team member Christophe Fustinoni visited the domaine, and had the pleasure of tasting several cuvées: Analepse (Carignan Blanc, Clairette), L’Amourvèdre (Mourvèdre, of course), L’Antidote (Carignan), and à Bouche Que Veux-TU (Ugni Blanc, Rolle).

In the words of Comor when leaving a career in politics for natural winemaking, “J’ai quitté le vain pour faire du vin” (I left the vain to make wine)… and we are glad he did 🍇

Le Rubis

Le Rubis: the place to be!

🍴🍲Strolling through Paris and looking for somewhere delicious to eat in the “Quartier des Halles” area ? Check out Le Rubis!

Recently re-opened and simply perfection. See for yourself (in this photo): cecina ham and melon, citrus burrata, lemon roasted chicken, salmon filet. And the price? Only 18 euros for either an appetizer and entrée or an entrée and dessert = an UNBEATABLE bang for your buck 🥇! Not to mention the wine🍷selection, which is also top notch, along with great service. Le Rubis is located at 14 Rue Leopold Bellan, we will probably see you there 😉