Cave Egiodola (Douarnenez)

© Philippe Laurent

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Egio what? Egiodola, named after a grape varietal that sounds more Basque than Breton (egi means “pure” and odola means “blood), which you’ll find nonetheless at this wine shop in the center of Douarnenez, whose bottle-green facade sets the tone… Inside, Philippe Laurent, a former chef and sommelier who switched careers to focus on low-intervention wines, with a passion for little-known varietals, boasts a beautiful selection of French wines (with a few exceptions here and there) sold at reasonable prices: Accolade, an inviting Angevin chenin produced by Julien Rousselot (€13.50 a bottle); a Burgundy gamay from La Soeur Cadette (€19.50); a macerated Roman ottonese by Azienda Agricola Sete (€18)… And what about the famous egiodola varietal? Check out the egiodola-cabernet franc blend from the Domaine de l’Astré (€15)… Also worth considering are the beers from Brasserie du Merlin in Plougastel-Daoulas (starting at €6.50 for 750 ml) and the white whiskey from the Moby Dick distillery in Plogoff (€60 for 700 ml). // Henriette Ma

THE BULLET-PROOF BOTTLE: Sarment Pepper, a rare Auvergne pinot noir from François Dhumes (€26 a bottle). 

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