Just off Reims’ own Roman forum this wine shop is deep underground (I was helped down à la romaine, as if in a sedan chair) and labyrinthine. It has most of everything from Bordeaux to Beaujolais, Rhône to the Languedoc and Burgundy to Barossa. Yes Barossa.
There is a strong emphasis on organic, bio-dynamie and natural wines and they have just about all the greats. I choked at spending a grand for a bottle of d’Auvenay’s Meursault 1er Cru Les Folatières, settling instead for a couple of bottles of rosé and Clape’s Le Vin des Amis 2015 for JC’s 70th birthday BBQ. (Its colour promised more than it gave, but it still has quite a nice young Syrah nose; all black raspberries and smoke.)
For good measure, some 1960’s trashy comedy here.
Les Caves du Forum, 18, rue Cormeaux, 51100, Reims +33 3 26 79 15 15