Winemakers return to forebears' stomping ground: Paris

The grapes are processed and made into wine in the French capital's trendy Marais areaFar from the rolling vineyards of Bordeaux and Champagne, urban wineries are taking hold in Paris, reviving an age-old tradition while latching on to a worldwide trend. “I’ve always wanted to make wine,” says Paris native Matthieu Bosser, a co-founder of Vignerons Parisiens (Parisian Vintners), as purple grape juice squirts from the bottom of his wine press. For their first vintage last year, Bosser and his four associates squeezed the grapes where they were grown in the Rhone Valley, before turning the juice into wine in Paris.

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