🇬🇧 Le Troquet: a unique concept store of French wine in Budapest
Updated: Jul 28, 2020
Georges Brassens once said: "The best wine is not necessarily the most expensive, but the one we share". This sentence sums up perfectly Le Troquet, a concept store of French wines located in the heart of Budapest and initiated by three friends, lovers of good French wine and good times spent together with a glass of wine.
What is Le Troquet?
Le Troquet is the story of three friends, Florentin, Máté and Gauthier, lovers of French wine and eager to share it here in Budapest. The adventure began in 2017, when Florentin and Gauthier (who are coming from France) discovered the beautiful city of Budapest during their studies. They met Máté, a French-speaking Hungarian, with whom they share the passion for good French wine.
After the end of their respective studies, they decided to work together on a project that would allow them to combine this passion for French wine, and their desire to set up a project close to their values. These values are friendliness, good wines and good times with friends, Le Troquet was born.
Le Troquet is a simple idea: create a wine cellar and a French wine tasting bar in the heart of Budapest. The goal is to offer wines from independent winemakers, and events around French gastronomy.
Located in Dráva utca 6 in the 13th district of Budapest, Le Troquet opened its doors on January 2, 2020.
The concept store
Le Troquet is a warm and friendly place where you can discover French wines, little “pépites” as we like to call them. Le Troquet is a place "like at home", surrounded by bottles and a large wooden bar, to feel like in a small bar typical of France in the 1950s.
Why a concept store? Because we wanted to be able to offer you a two-in-one space, both a wine cellar and a tasting bar.
The wine cellar space allows you to take advantage of all our French wine references and the advice of our team. You will be able to discover the good wines of the different French wine regions and find the wine that best suits your tastes and your desires.
The tasting bar is a friendly place, like small French countryside bars. You can taste our references of French wines during events and tasting evenings always around French gastronomy.
The wine list (Here)
We wanted to choose wines that reflect our project, wines made by small winemakers, in love with their land, their vines and their know-how. This is why all our wines are labeled "Independent Winemakers", a label which rewards small French and independent productions.
The objective of this choice is also to be able to offer you a rich and varied range, which allows you to discover wines from all the French wine regions and taste all the pleasures of the vineyards of France.
At Le Troquet, you can discover Burgundy wines or Bordeaux wines, as well as lesser-known regions, but producing wines no less tasty such as Pays d'Oc, Beaujolais or even the Loire Valley.
We were also keen to offer you wines that meet three very specific objectives, representing the values of our project: quality of production, fair remuneration for the producer and good price for the consumer.
Each of the wines referenced by Le Troquet is guaranteed tested and approved by the team, to guarantee you 100% authentic and 100% French quality and taste!
Discover our range of French wines HERE.