Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels
7 rue Lobineau, 6th
Tel 09 54 90 20 20
Open Mon-Sat 6pm-1am.
The Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels is a newly-opened wine bar by the same owners of the ever-popular trio of Paris cocktail clubs, Experimental Cocktail Club, Prescription Cocktail Club, and Curio Parlor. Located across the street from the Marché St-Germain, the bar has a low-lit, eclectic-yet-elegant décor with a piano in one corner and a semi-private nook in the back where you can gather with friends. The wines are from all over the world (but mostly French, of course), with the offerings by the glass spanning a large price range (€8 for a respectable Langedoc to €50 for the Château Yquem).
Bar munchies include bruschetta, cheeses, and possibly the most fragrant truffle-infused, thin-sliced ham I’ve ever tasted (all about €15). You can sit at the bar, which makes it easier to ask a lot of questions about the wines (and the staff, on my two visits, answered all of them without hesitation). The crowds are nothing compared to the cocktail bars, which means you may actually be able to get in here without personally knowing the owners, and the atmosphere is more calm and romantic. A voir…