French Fine Wines & Christmas Gourmet Delicacies – Cyprus in Style

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HAVE YOU TRIED THE FRENCH APERITIF OF THE FESTIVE SEASON?

FRENCH FINE WINES AND CHRISTMAS GOURMET DELICACIES

– WINE & MORE BY FRENCH DEPOT –

  • ONE OF THE BEST WINE SHOPS IN PAPHOS
  • ‘PINEAU DES CHARENTES’ FRENCH APERITIF
  • PROFESSIONAL SOMMELIER, PANAYIOTIS DANIEL
  • FRENCH AND ITALIAN GOURMET DELICACIES
  • THE FINEST SELECTION OF FRENCH CHEESES
  • STYLISH WINE BAR FOR TASTINGS & EVENTS
  • BEST WINE TASTING ROOM IN CYPRUS
  • CORPORATE GIFTS AND PLATTERS

APERITIF OF THE SEASON

WINE BOUTIQUE IN PAPHOS OFFERS WINE LOVERS THE ‘APERITIF OF THE SEASON’

Wine & More by French Depot is one of the best wine shops in Paphos and offers wine lovers, the authentic wine experience. With Christmas on the horizon, we take a look at what this wine experience is like and discuss some of the bestselling and unique products available. This includes the lesser-known, French vin de liqueur called Pineau des Charentes. Wine & More by French Depot is a place where you will always find the unexpected!

WHAT IS PINEAU DES CHARENTES?

Pineau des Charentes is a fortified wine made from fermented grape juice and Cognac eau-de-vie, which is very popular in France but relatively unknown to the rest of the world. It is mainly produced in the Charente and Charente-Maritime departments of France where it is very well known as a regional speciality. Of the 11 million bottles that are produced on an annual basis, 75% are consumed in France. The origins of Pineau can be traced back to the 16th century, but it was actually during the early part of the 20th century that its popularity grew.  

4 OF THE BEST WAYS TO ENJOY PINEAU DES CHARENTES:

Whilst it is suggested to be served in a sherry glass, it is also exceptional in a brandy glass over ice. It is sweet and has been described as a ‘Port from Cognac’. Pineau is a very versatile drink and can be enjoyed in many ways:

  1. APERITIF – served straight or mixed with soda water or sparkling wine
  2. DESSERT WINE – the Red grape variety works well with chocolate for an amazing combination of tastes
  3. WINE & CHEESE – excellent for the Christmas Day cheeseboard (White grape variety pairs well with Stilton, Goat’s cheese & other cheeses)
  4. COCKTAIL – an unusual ingredient to add to a cocktail

WHERE TO BUY PINEAU DES CHARENTES IN CYPRUS?

No wonder the French keep it a secret! It makes an excellent alternative for celebrating with friends and certainly offers something unusual, which people may never have tried before. It is available from Wine & More by French Depot wine shops in Paphos, Limassol and Nicosia, in both Red and White grape varieties. Stock is limited, so if you want some for Christmas, you better hurry!

PROFESSIONAL SOMMELIER PAIRING CLIENTS WITH THEIR PERFECT WINES

One of the significant advantages of shopping at Wine & More by French Depot in Paphos is having the services of a professional wine Sommelier on hand to advise you. Panayiotis Daniel is the Manager of this fine wine shop in Paphos, and his main aim is to match his clients to their perfect wines. He is a fully trained, professional Sommelier, and an active member of the Cyprus Sommelier’s Association. He attends seminars all over the world to further his knowledge and is always on hand at the Paphos boutique to give his expert advice.

GOURMET DELICACIES FOR THE CHRISTMAS TABLE

FRENCH & ITALIAN GOURMET DELICACIES AT THIS LEADING DELICATESSEN

As with their wine and spirits collection, Wine & More by French Depot will always go that the extra mile to source the finest food products available. They import the top brands from France and Italy, and many of the products are imported on an exclusive basis. These include a superb range of fresh French cheeses that are flown in from France. Any gastronomic treat you can think of is available at their wine boutiques, across the island, from different types of Pasta, Chocolates and Foie gras to Artisan Mustards, Specialist Oils and Pâtés. If you know a truffle lover, they also have a full range of truffle products that would make the perfect gift for a loved one this Christmas. For gifts, and your Christmas food shop, this is the go-to destination in Paphos for fine foods.

THE FINEST SELECTION OF FRENCH CHEESES FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS CHEESEBOARD

It is no secret that the French are renowned for their fine cheeses. The cheeses at Wine & More by French Depot are flown in straight from France to the chiller cabinets at the wine boutiques in Limassol, Paphos and Nicosia. Christmas Day is traditionally a day for the Cheeseboard, and if you really want yours to stand out, then a trip to one of the best delicatessens in Cyprus is essential. There is always a variety of unusual cheeses available, but two that caught our attention were the Mont d’Or cheese and the Tomme des Pyrénées. The Mont d’Or is a highly desired cheese with a very creamy texture. The Tomme is a French rustic semi-hard cheese, which is mellow, buttery and slightly nutty.

PERFECT PLACE TO MEET WITH FRIENDS

BEST WINE BAR & BOUTIQUE IN PAPHOS

Wine & More by French Depot in Paphos is also a wine bar (subject to current regulations), and outside there are tables and chairs where people can sit and savour the wines. The Wine Bar is most certainly one of the leading wine bars in Paphos for dedicated wine lovers. It enjoys a well-deserved reputation for serving the largest selection of fine wines, at affordable prices, in the local area.

This is the ‘meeting place’ in Paphos for those who want to enjoy the best of wine, alongside gastronomic delicacies. Explore a wide range of wines from France and all over the world. The Wine Bar offers a relaxed and informal atmosphere, with both inside and outside seating options. If you are looking for advice, their professional sommelier can advise on your selection, from a bottle of Merlot to a glass of Champagne. The perfect place to spend a winter’s evening, enjoying fine wines with friends.

MOST IMPRESSIVE TASTING ROOM IN CYPRUS

At the back of the shop and out of public view, is possibly the most impressive Tasting Room in Cyprus. The Tasting Room is a beautifully designed space, in which to enjoy the real wine experience. Wine & More by French Depot use the room for private tastings and classes, but it is also available for private hire, seminars and celebrations. All you need to do is select your wines and gourmet platters, and enjoy the ambience in good company. It is the perfect venue for a birthday party!

CORPORATE GIFTS & CHRISTMAS WINE HAMPERS

HOME OF THE WINE HAMPER IN CYPRUS

Known as the ‘Home of the Wine Hamper’ in Cyprus, this is the place to go for wine gifts this Christmas. You can custom-design a wine hamper, using your selection of products from the shop, or you can go for one for Wine & More’s established hampers. To view the extensive selection of recommended wines, spirits and gastronomic treats, click on one of the following links for all the details.

The beautiful Classic Hamper is filled with fine gourmet products from France and is available at just 35 euros. Please order early for Christmas as during Christmas week they have limited availability, due to high demand. Read more at Corporate Wine Hampers & Gift Baskets Cyprus.

As well as their wine shop in Paphos, Wine & More by French Depot also have wine boutiques in Limassol and Nicosia. Positioned among the best wine shops in Cyprus, it was established just over ten years ago. The main aim has always been to supply fine wines and gastronomic treats. They also have a range of fine wines from all over the world.

HOW TO ORDER

Contact your local Wine & More by French Depot branch, either in person or by phone. Their professional team is always available to help. Speak to Laura or Marcella in Limassol, Ioanna in Nicosia, or Panayiotis in their wine shop in Paphos.

  • Limassol Boutique: 17 Spyrou Kyprianou Ave, 4043, Germasogeia Tel: (+357) 25 732 007
  • Paphos Boutique: 53 Neophytou Nikolaidi, 8011 Tel: (+357) 26 100 555
  • Nicosia Boutique: 49c Prodromou, 1090, Strovolos Tel: (+357) 22 730 138

All orders can be tailored according to your taste and budget, and they offer a full delivery service across Cyprus. Whether it is a single bottle of wine or a full luxury wine hamper, the experts at Wine & More deliver.

Christmas is the time to share these treats with your clients and loved ones, or indeed yourself! The motto at Wine & More is, “The best or nothing”, and this should always apply to your choice of Corporate Gifts, in Cyprus, this Christmas. They also have an excellent selection of French & Italian gastronomic products, including cheeses, charcuterie, biscuits and chocolates. Positioned among the best wine shops in Cyprus, Wine & More by French Depot was established just over ten years ago and offers the people of Cyprus a taste of France, Italy and worldwide!

For further details on Wine Hampers & Corporate Gifts Cyprus, visit FrenchDepotShop.com.cy.

Published by Cyprus in Style Dec 2020 | #InStyleBusinessNetwork | Wine Shops in Paphos

ABOUT WINE & MORE BY FRENCH DEPOT

‘The Best or Nothing’ – When French Depot first opened, it became the point of reference for those looking for great French wines in Cyprus. Now, after 10 years, their commitment to providing the best of what France has to offer in wines and delicatessen is stronger than ever. Wine & More by French Depot is proud to offer the largest selection of wines from every region of France and all over the world, including all the Grand Crus and Cru Classe wines. They have wine shops in Paphos, Limassol Nicosia. View Website

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