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“Annual trip!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Boursot Vins

Boursot Vins
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Ardres
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Boursot's Wine Collection is a specialist wine seller offering French wines at all levels upwards from £3 a bottle. Personal service and good advice, together with the option to try many wines prior to deciding, make this a "must visit" attraction. Boursot's second shop is in Marquise between Calais and Boulogne. boursot
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Annual trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

Few of us can possibly know how good a grower/producer is in any particular region. That is why we need advice from someone who does - and can trust. Been a customer for a few years now.
GJG Kent

Visited December 2011
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  • English first
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English first
Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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“Perfect place to buy wine near Calais”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

Visited Boursot's with 21 members (men age 53-80+) of our club on the annual "French Trip" to buy wine and enjoy a meal together. Guy helped with both aspects. He is an undoubted expert in his field but is also honest and genuine. He introduced us to La Griotte in Ardres a restaurant run by husband (front of house) and wife (chef) with help from waitresses when needed. They produced an excellent three course meal with choice of four starters, three mains and desserts all pre-booked for our party. Guy joined us and brought along a sparkling, two whites, two reds and a dessert wine to enjoy with our meals. He helped us understand the wines and surprised us that the price in his establishment was so reasonable. He made no effort to push more expensive wines and the general response from our party was they would return to buy what they needed in the future. Our five cars did of course return fully laden!
On his web site Guy also offers discounted P&O ferry crossings so anyone in the South East would save money compared to UK prices even including the cost of the trip without buying a huge amount of wine. Spend 600 euros and he will refund the cost anyway.

Anyone visiting France to buy wine would be foolish not to visit Boursot's you know he simply will not sell rubbish. He has too much of a reputation to lose selling cheap plonk just to offer low prices.

Visited November 2012
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“A most knowledgable and attractive man.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

Guy Boursot is not only very knowledgeable but also interesting and amiable. His knowledge is extensive but he never makes you feel an idiot because you don't know as much as he does. If it's good enough for Oz Clarke it's good enough for me. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Guy Boursot very helpful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

A great experience where you can try before you buy. We told Guy our tastes in wine and were able to try a few. We were not hurried and had a pleasan conversation, so much so that we are going to Boursot's anniversary diiner in Wimereux in October.

Visited July 2012
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“"Great wines, well priced, expert advice"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

we spent over an hour with Guy on 28 Jul 12, tasking a variety of reds and eventually leaving very happily with a loaded car. Excellent advice from a knowledgeable wine expert, superb pricing; we got exactly what we wanted.

Visited July 2012
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