Oddbins used to be a leading British retail chain known for a good wine selection and unusual shops. A few years ago it was sold, following a period of difficulty due to the tightening of the UK retail scene, to the French company Castel, itself one of France’s biggest wine producers. However, Castel have struggled […]
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Amazon.com, the world’s largest internet shopping site, will start selling wine. They are in the process of recruiting a buyer to be responsible for the sector, according to a report in the Financial Times. Amazon is best know for it’s book selection but sells a very wide range of products in the US. Wine shopping […]
Chateauonline is the biggest internet retails for wine in France, active also in some other countries in Europe. Eric Brousse has recently been appointed managing director (CEO). He was previously heading Marie Brizard. Chateauonline is one of the pioneers in the sector. It was founded in 1998 by two enthusiasts and has since seen several […]
A while back we wrote about the odd rule in the UK that prohibits selling wine by the glass in small measures. Some wine merchants and wine bars had started to offer very exclusive wines in “tasting sample” sizes that were not the regulation size wine glass but, we were told, had had to stop […]
The Scandinavian monopoly markets don’t have a, ehrr, monopoly on silly rules…: Some English wine shops (e.g. The Sampler and Selfridges) have opened wine bars in connection with the shops to give the customers the possibility to taste some of the wines before buying. They have also sold some very exclusive wines by the glass […]
One of the better known wine producers in Chinon. Couly-Dutheil is a family property dating back to 1921. They own 90 hectares. their wines show that Cabernet Franc can, if well done, be a quite powerful wine that also ages well. They have a shop in the town of Chinon where you can taste and […]
Very pleasant. Exceptional wine list, cool jazz, mix of English club atmosphere and Italian design (owner is ex-interior designer). Outstanding selection of Rhone and southern France. Small things to eat. Also a small shop where you can buy to bring home even late at night! Say hello to Gerard from us!
This is Wine Blogging Wednesday and we’ve been asked to write about some interesting wine shop. We’ll actually talk about more than one though. The first to mention is the “incontournable”, that you just cannot not mention: Lavinia on Boulevard de la Madeleine: Very broad range of French and international wines. A special section on […]
A nice wine bar and wine shop in the centre of the Quartier Latin (Latin Quarter). It just opened in February (2005). Nicely decorated with a dominant red that contrasts with the old wooden beams. The choice at lunch is “today’s special” (served hot – all other dishes are served cold) (12€) and salads (8€), […]
An extensive selection from all of France with a predominance of the new stars from Southern France, but surprisingly few wines from Provence (!). Also (mainly) a wine bar and restaurant. Vin sur Vin, 18 bis rue Biscarra, Nice, tel 04 93 92 93 20.
Also a small shop (but unrelated to the one in Paris as far as I know) where you are wise to ask for assistance to get some overview of what’s on offer. Ask friendly Paul van Dievoet who has a good selection of both French and other wines. Some “summer wines” I recommend: Schieferterrassen from […]
Do you ever go to Boulogne to buy your wines? No? Well, you should try it. It’s a small shop but with a good selection, including some Italian wines. Many good Southern French wines: Domaine du Nouveau Monde in Languedoc (4.20 € and 8.70 for cuvée prestige); Domaine Brana in Irouléguy (16.77 € for the […]
Enjoy a good lunch in a relaxed atmosphere (makes a change from the boulevard outside) upstairs in one of Paris’ biggest wine shops, and you’ll have a view over their enormous assortment of spirits. You can also just drop in for a glass of wine in the wine bar, until 8 PM. If you don’t […]
Systembolaget Hötorgshallen, Stockholm: If you happen to go to Stockholm this is the most pleasant place to shop for wine. It’s still the Monopoly of course, but you won’t necessarily feel accused of unsocial behaviour by shopping there. And it’s in one of Stockholm’s best food halls.
Galeries Lafayette – Lafayette Gourmet, boulevard Hausmann, 75009 Paris, +33 (0)1 48 74 15 35: A department store is not the first place to think of when it comes to buying wine. But the wine shop at GL has an exceptional selection. And even a penchant for biodynamic producers
One of the few wine shops in Paris with a good selection of foreign wines. They are also good at smaller, not-so-well-known French producers. Try for example Domaine de Triennes. Le Nez Rouge, 11 r Alexandre Cabanel, 75015 Paris (Metro Cambronne), +33 (0)1 47 34 87 40: www.le-nez-rouge.com