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Best places to buy good local wines in Nîmes

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Best places to buy good local wines in Nîmes

I'll be in Nîmes for a week soon and was wondering if there was anywhere in particular to go for good local wines. I won't have a car and it's just for bottles to take back to the apartment for evening meals. I know local supermarkets would have some wines but I was wondering if there was anywhere more specialised. The sort of place that might also be a wine bar perhaps whilst doing off sales - or some other shop where, ideally, someone serving could make a few suggestions as to the best local wines to try. Is there anywhere like that in Nîmes?

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1. Re: Best places to buy good local wines in Nîmes

Normally, the best approach would be to visit the chateaus or the cave cooperatives and taste their produce before buying.

The French good wine guide is normally a good indicator on where to visit

hachette-vins.com/le-guide-hachette-des-vins/

and those with medals from the Salon d'Agriculture in Paris

www.concours-agricole.com/vins_palmares.aspx

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2. Re: Best places to buy good local wines in Nîmes

You might start with Côtes de Nîmes.

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3. Re: Best places to buy good local wines in Nîmes

The wine makers are outside Nimes.

There are places selling interesting wines in http://www.leshallesdenimes.com and these people are in the centre near Les Arenes :

C.M. VINS

14 RUE NOTRE DAME

30000 Nîmes

Local wine is Costières de Nîmes. Chateaunuf du Pape and various Coteaux de Languedoc wines are also nearby.

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4. Re: Best places to buy good local wines in Nîmes

Michel, the owner of the Wine bar le Cheval Blanc ,opposite the Arenes, is a wine connoisseur and the current President of l'Union de la Sommellerie Française.You may also ask for a glass of his own wine.White, Rosé or Red.It is my selection whenever I eat there.

I cannot guarantee, but you even might be able to buy a bottle.The regulars do it sometimes

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5. Re: Best places to buy good local wines in Nîmes

Merci guide, I shall certainly check out out le Cheval Blanc and thanks also mpprh, C.M. Vins sounds very promising. Thanks too StC and klim for your suggestions. That's all really helpful. I shall be raising a glass to you all. Santé!

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