Despite its modern look, this wine store just celebrated its 45th anniversary, which may be young compared to some of its competitors. Savour Club is a small chain of stores throughout France, but there are only two locations within Paris: one in the 16th arrondissement near Radio France, and the other in the 6th arrondissement. It has a rich history of important backers in the food and wine industry, including Grand Chefs Paul Bocuse, Pierre Troisgros and Raymond Oliver, and famed vintner and world class businessman Baron Edmund de Rothschild.
As the store is within walking distance of my apartment, I went in and was surprised by the excellent bottles available for purchase, with most below 30 Euros and several in the 5-10 Euro range. Champagnes are also well stocked, including a lovely Bessarat rosé which I had first tried at L’Angle du Faubourg (the Michelin star restaurant and sibling to Grand Dame Taillevent) and subsequently discovered was difficult to find. A few wines and champagnes are also chilled in a refrigerator, convenient if you need something for a party and are running behind. (Though it is typically considered rude to bring a bottle of wine when invited to a friend’s for dinner. If they’ve prepared an elaborate meal, chances are they’ve thought through the wine selection)
The store is especially known for selling larger quantities of bottles for parties at discounted prices, and will deliver on request. As with most wine stores, you can also buy wine glasses and other needed sundries (e.g., wine carafes, corkscrews).
Address : 11-13, rue Gros, 75016 Paris
Tél. : 01 42 30 94 18
Hours : Monday (14h à 20h) ; Tuesday-Saturday (10h à 20h). Closed on Sunday