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UK retail chain Oddbins sold. Again

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 starts selling wine

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 […]

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Chateauonline appoints new managing director

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 […]

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This month’s silly rule: English wine bars not allowed to serve exclusive wines in small glasses

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 […]

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Le Café du Passage, Paris 11 | BKWine Pick

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!

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Some Paris Wine Shops | BKWine Pick

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 […]

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Le Porte-Pot, restaurant Paris 5 | BKWine Pick

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€), […]

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Vins & Cie, wine shop Paris | BKWine Pick

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 […]

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