Readers Pick “Best Wine Shop”
Creative Loafing "Best Of".January 2015
Readers Pick ‘Best Wine Shop’
Creative Loafing. Best of Atlanta 2014.January 2014
Coming from a background of culinary and sommelier school in France, Perrine Prieur brings a range of experience to her quaint, sophisticated shop in Westside Provisions. Prieur shares her journey from France to America, where she moved from restaurant sommelier to wine shop maven. Here she shares more about Perrine’s Wine Shop and her wine tastings.
Alexa Lampasona, "Behind the Scenes with Perrine Prieur,"The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.January 1970
I ventured to the wine section of my local supermarket and reached for five of the most lady-pandering bottles I could stomach. I also sought the help of a sommelier to act as my oenophilic seeing eye dog: Perrine Prieur, a certified sommelier and Burgundy native who was born and raised in the wine world. Perrine grew up in a winemaking family, studied wine at Dijon’s Le Castel, and worked as sommelier at London’s Michelin-starred Le Gavroche. She has serious cred—as well as an award-winning shop. She also has a somewhat rare perspective: that of a female expert in a historically male-dominated industry.
Gray Chapman, "We Made a French Sommelier Drink The Girliest-Looking Wines We Could Find," MUNCHIES.December 2015
Readers Pick ‘Best Wine Shop’
Creative Loafing. Best of Atlanta 2013.January 2013
Fiercely French and fiercely competitive, the blue-eyed Burgundy native tended the vines of her parents’ vineyard before officially earning her chops as a somm at London’s Le Gavroche, the first restaurant in the U.K. to earn three Michelin stars. Perrine arrived in Atlanta eighteen months later in 2006 to work at the now-closed JOËL Brasserie (where Local Three is now). In 2010 she followed her dreams and opened what has become one of the most distinct and personal wine shops in the city.
As May approached […], Perrine started stocking the store with one of her favorite summer wines: rosé. With one of the largest rosé selections in the city, Perrine recently sat down to answer a few questions about a wine that doesn’t need food or an occasion to drink.
Evan Mah, "High on the Vine: rosé talk with Perrine Prieur," Atlanta Magazine.January 1970
Perrine Prieur scooted her store in the White Provision complex one spot closer to neighbor Yeah! Burger, grabbing more storage space while maintaining the cute-as-a-clothing-boutique atmosphere. Prieur, a native of Burgundy and former sommelier at Joël, frequently hosts tastings with star winemakers. Check out the store’s knockout summer selection of rosés.
Atlanta Magazine.January 2012
Originating from a historic wine family from the heart of Bourgogne, Perrine is an incredible Sommelier and an appreciated partner to our show, La Culture du Vin. We hope you enjoy this video. Please share and help support our dear friend Perrine Prieur and Perrine’s Wine Shop located at the corner of Howell Mill and 14th St in Atlanta, GA.
"Perrine's Story" by La Culture du Vin.July 2015
Too many wine shops in Atlanta, no matter how choice their inventories, display all the decor appeal of a storage warehouse. How wonderful, then, to step into the breezy serenity of Perrine’s Wine Shop, which opened in August on the Westside. Gauzy curtains, whitewashed columns, and even a showcased French skin care line make the place feel more like a boutique clothing store.
Bill Addison, "Drink Up: Perrine’s Wine Shop," Atlanta Magazine.January 2010
What prompted you to open your own business and why did you choose to locate it in Atlanta?
PP: After working at Joël, I developed a good [following] with the customers. I fell in love with the White Provisions space and it seemed natural to build on the relationships I had already made in the city. The diverse offerings of food, art and clothing in Atlanta made it very easy to assimilate into the area.
James Oxendine, "Q&A With Perrine Prieur of new Perrine’s Wine Shop," Atlanta Magazine.July 2010