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Wines in a wine shop in Paris

American wineries sell 60% direct to consumers

60% of sales is “direct to consumers” (DtC) for an average American winery, according to a recent report by the Silicon Valley Bank. Rob McMillan of the Premium Wine Division of the bank says that direct sales have grown dramatically over the last five years. This is an astonishingly high number. In Europe, only wineries […]

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Champagne GH Mumm in Reims

The ten most popular Champagnes in France

Most French buy their wines in supermarkets, GMS as the category is called here. So which brands are the most popular at the moment? We have the list where we find, not surprisingly, big houses and at the top a cooperative. 1: Nicolas Feuillatte (Centre Vinicole – Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte) 2: Alfred Rothschild (Lanson) 3: […]

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Special shop for Bag-in-Box

In France, there is now a retail chain that sells only bag-in-box wines. It is called Bibovino and the first one opened in Paris a year ago. The range is expanding all the time and more and more AOP wines are launched. Most recently it was a Crozes-Hermitage. Bibovino specializes in organic and biodynamic wines. […]

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Wine shop in Bordeaux

Men shop for wine – with some difficulty

In France, women buy the food and men the wine. Of course, with some generalization, but in La Vigne, we read of a survey conducted by the company SymphonyIRI showing that 55% of wine buyers in supermarkets are men. But the men do not buy food as often as they buy wine. Only 25% of […]

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New internet wine shop targets Sweden: Iberian Wine Club

It is now possible for internet shops to sell directly to consumers (see other story). The latest addition is an eshop specialised in wines from Portugal and Spain (one must assume): Iberian Wine Club. The Iberian Wine Club launches slowly with shipping scheduled only at certain pre-defined dated. The selection is still very, very limited […]

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Wine shop in Lisbon

Independent Swedish internet wine merchants – a new sales channel for producers?

Internet wine shops can today sell directly to Swedish consumers and bypass the monopoly. The Swedish wine market is dominated by the monopoly retailer, Systembolaget (just like Alko in Finland and Vinmonopolet in Norway). Since a few years back there are a number of independent internet-based wine merchants selling directly to Swedish consumers. A interesting […]

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A wine shop in Paris

Organic wines from Lavinia

Lavinia is one of our favourite wine stores in Paris. Whatever you are looking for, it seems that you find it at Lavinia. If you want, for example, to have a tasting with organic wines, you will find lots of them at the Lavinia wine shop, at different price levels. At a very reasonable price […]

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Wine shop in Spain

Independent Swedish internet wine merchants – a new sales channel

Internet wine shops can sell directly to Swedish consumers and bypass the monopoly The Swedish wine market is dominated by the monopoly retailer, Systembolaget (just like Alko in Finland and Vinmonopolet in Norway). Since a few years back there are a number of independent internet-based wine merchants selling directly to Swedish consumers. A interesting new […]

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The wine shops on the internet, are they all rubbish?

This will give you yet another curious view on the Swedish wine scene and the Swedish journalist community. In Sweden there is a retail monopoly. But since a few years back, thanks to EU regulations, Swedes are allowed to buy wine from sellers who are based in other EU countries. This has sparked a budding […]

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Wine tastings and wine shop in Paris: Legrand

Legrand Filles & Fils is one of the many very interesting wine shops you can find in Paris. It is definitely worth a visit if you are looking for some interesting bottles to carry home. In addition they have a wine bar and serves lunch if you are hungry. They regularly hold tastings and have […]

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Wine tastings at Cave Legrand wine shop in Paris

LEGRAND Filles & Fils is one of the many very interesting wine shops you can find in Paris. They regularly hold tastings and have a series they call “Tuesday wine tastings”. Here’s this seasons program: 15 November 2011 Bordeaux – Pauillac – Château Pontet-Canet With d’Alfred Tesseron Participation : 180,00€ 22 November 2011 Champagne – […]

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An enjoyable trip to Paris – some recommendations

Someone recently asked us the question: Do you have any good recommendations for Paris? Restaurants that are good but not necessarily luxurious, nice place to visit, museums that one might not think of…? We should, shouldn’t we? So we sat down and gave it a thought. Since the people who asked the question would be […]

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Lavinia, vins fragiles

Lavinia opens new shop in Paris

It is not an exaggeration to say that Lavinia has revolutionised the wine shop scene in Paris. Their wine shop is very centrally located, close to Place de la Madeleine. There you can find 6000 wines and spirits (for comparison, three times as many as the Swedish monopoly Systembolaget offers). The shop extends over three […]

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Amazon.com closes down it’s wine shop

It was big news in e-commerce when Amazon.com decided to launch a wine shop. But even before the shop has started they have decided to close down the wine sale project at Amazon. We haven’t seen an official explanation for it, but industry observers think that it has to do with logistical and regulatory difficulties. […]

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Big French wine retail chain for sale

Many visitors to France have seen the Nicolas shops, but you will find a much more exciting selection of wines in the Repaire de Bacchus ‘cavistes’. RdB is a chain with 35 shops, primarily in the Paris region. It is owned by CL Financial who also owns ChateauOnline, on of the leading internet shops for […]

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The Paris wine shop Lavinia grows with 19%

Lavinia is one of Paris’ most interesting (but perhaps not cheapest) wine shops, located centrally on Bd Madeleine. They have an impressively large selection counting some 6500 references. They also have a restaurant (with the wines at shop prices) and a wine accessory shop. Lavinia France ended the year 07/08 with the turnover up by […]

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