Noël Balen, who writes the Winemaker Detective series with Jean-Pierre Alaux, shares his list of favorite Paris wine bars on the site Sweat Leisure. The post begins likes this:
“Noël Balen grew up sure of two things: what he wanted to do with his life—music and writing books—and what he didn’t want to do—all the rest.
He has certainly achieved his goals.
Noël is not only a musician, music critic, director and producer, but also a well-known author. His writing career began with a whodunit, and, to date, he has written over forty novels, along with short stories, essays and biographies...
Noël lives in Paris and took a moment from his busy schedule writing books, making records and lecturing on music to unveil, for Sweet Leisure, the mysteries of finding great wine bars in his hometown.