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Where do you buy you wine?

Brossard, Canada
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Where do you buy you wine?

During my next trip, I would like to buy a couple of good bottle of wine (premier grand cru classé) to bring back home.

I would like to know where are the best deal to buy wine (I'll be staying in the 3rd)?

I guess buying it at the airport would be more expensive?

Thanks

Vancouver, Canada
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1. Re: Where do you buy you wine?

As a Canadian, sadly we are only allowed 2 bottles tax free and the next ones go over the top in duties, so make them worth your while. Start with the Nicholas (a chain of wine shops) and from there it will be easy to find others in the neighbourhood.

Buying it in the airport, if you are proceeding on a connecting flight (ie Heathrow etc) would cause you to "lose" the wine unless you can put them into your check in luggage, on account of the liquid limitations on carry on.

Paris, France
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2. Re: Where do you buy you wine?

I buy all of my wine at the supermarket, and even though I don't buy the fancy ones, some of them are available there. Otherwise, any Nicolas shop can probably provide you with what you need.

http://www.nicolas.com/

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3. Re: Where do you buy you wine?

In Galeries Lafayette you will find a seriously good wine shop, La Bordeauxtheque. The shop also has burgundies and others wines, and, according to my husband, the offerings are well selected. My favorite wine shop is Augé, one of the oldest wine merchants in the city. Another stupendous shop is at the Grande Epicerie.

…galerieslafayette.com/la-bordeauxtheque-le-…

http://www.cavesauge.com

lvmh.com/lvmh-news/news/new-wine-cellar-at-l…

Mostly we buy our wine at the grocery story, though. You will find good table wine there for under 10 euros.

Edited: 4:07 pm, May 21, 2014
Ottawa, Canada
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4. Re: Where do you buy you wine?

Sad but true. Just 1.5L of wine per person to bring back duty free. Hope you are travelling with a large

group :)

Paris, France
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5. Re: Where do you buy you wine?

Don't forget that Galeries Lafayette is just Monoprix.

PARIS
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6. Re: Where do you buy you wine?

"Don't forget that Galeries Lafayette is just Monoprix"

Well not really..they were part of the same group (like Louis Pion or BHV Marais).

Didn't Lafayette separate from Monprix over two years ago??

I'm probably wrong as usual.

Paris, France
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7. Re: Where do you buy you wine?

You are "almost" right, because Casino is still trying to finalise its purchase of Monoprix from Galeries Lafayette. You will know that the transaction is complete when the Monop stores start to disappear -- Casino is obliged to sell 52 Monop stores in the Paris metropolitan area to validate the transaction.

Brossard, Canada
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8. Re: Where do you buy you wine?

There is no price differenc between canada and france... ;-(

saq.com/page/…

and

www.nicolas.com/index.php/fr/18_17_1717.htm

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9. Re: Where do you buy you wine?

I agree with mark911. You will not find prices for similar wines much less, or any less, in France than anywhere else. It´s a global economy and wines prices vary little among differing locations (countries). Further I doubt that there is much readily available in France that you could not purchase at home.

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10. Re: Where do you buy you wine?

The enormous savings in wine in France are indeed in the rock bottom wines for 2 euros or less, not the high quality items.