We finally arrived in Paris after a day at the air show, a tired family searching the Latin quarter for something that wasn't McDonald's. A cheap Paris creperie seemed to have all of the right ingredients - close to the hotel, floors that could withstand the eating habits of a three year old, and a tourist clientelle that were less likely to frown upon our 'lively' family. As a bonus, the wine list was short and cheap.
The wine list at La Petite Bouclerie was rather simple - three whites and four reds, choose a glass, half bottle or bottle, with the wines categorized by appelation (maker unknown). Thrown into uncertain circumstances, and not wishing to spoil our first evening, I went for the Cotes du Rhone, thinking a Grenache Shiraz blend was 'easy' and less likely to disappoint. The 2006 Baron Daniel de Martinay Cotes du Rhone was a nice choice, and while not estate bottled (mis en bouteille dans la region de production), at 12 Euros it was tough to beat. Served warm, it displayed notes of cherries, pepper, mint and leather. Light-bodied and simple with no length, it was enjoyable - a nice match for my Crepe Basque.
Price: €12 (menu. I saw this at a local shop for €3.80)