The Bordeauxthèque wine bar in Galeries Lafayette Paris has been a favorite among French Bordeaux enthusiasts since it opened in May 2010, and in November of 2013 they brought the same concept to Beijing. The expansion into China shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone serious about fine wines, because according to the Wall Street Journal, interest in wine has skyrocketed across the country — they just may be the "world's largest consumer of red wine" now. It only makes sense that Galeries Lafayette reteamed with DUCLOT (a major wine merchant) to create La Bordeauxthèque Beijing, the first wine cellar and bar in China to cater exclusively to Bordeaux.
Found on the fifth floor of the Beijing Galeries Lafayette in the busy area of Xidan, the store offers 600 references that cover a wide range of appellations, colors, vintages, formats, and prices. La Bordeauxthèque also guarantees to provide bottles directly from the Bordeaux châteaux, which is very rare for Asia.
Able to help you find the perfect bottle for whatever you need, whether it's for food pairings, a gift, or personal consumption, the salespeople are all sommeliers who can speak Chinese, English, and French. Once you find what you're looking for, the gift bar can package the wine in a variety of ways, including gift boxes, wood cases, ribbons, paper or bags.
The wine bar offers a great selection by the glass, which you get with a plate of French delicacies like foie gras, cold cuts, cheeses, and sliced bread. Of course, where there's wine, there's dessert and these come straight off the menu of a Parisian bistro — especially the profiteroles.