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Information for shoppers of wine and beer in Calais – Day-tripper.net, the web magazine which saves you money when crossing the channel to France, to buy wine in Calais, and beer and spirits.

Wine Shops in Calais

Beer and Wine Shops

March 2013 – U.K. Budget. £ & Taxes go up again in the U.K. - by 2% above inflation for wine, spirits and cider. General beer duty was REDUCED by 2%. For low strength beers it was reduced by 6%. From 2014 they will go up by the RPI.

United Kingdom budget 2010 – Duty on beer, wine and spirits increased in March 2010. Alcohol duties will also increase by 2% above inflation for two further years from 2013. www.direct.gov.uk

According to our calculations this means that a bottle of wine now costing £10 will in 2014, after the last 2% increase cost 10.41% more in real terms or £11.04.

All shops are in Calais unless otherwise indicated.

What you can buy

NEW from 1st October 2011. TOBACCO guidelines for personal use – 800 cigarettes (was 3,200), 200 cigars, 400 cigarillos, 1 Kg smoking tobacco (was 3 Kg).

ALCOHOL – 110 lts beer, 90 lts wine, 10 lts spirits, 20 lts fortified wine.

Surprisingly few people come to Calais with a good knowledge of wine and knowing what they want to buy – witness the numbers outside the booze warehouses against the specifically wine shops. However there are many good shops selling well chosen wine at a good price. We get the feeling that the wine shops are more likely to have tasted the wines they sell.

CREDIT CARDS – we suggest you ring your credit card company before shopping in France – increased fraud means they are turning down shoppers cards if their spending deviates from the norm. Take your mobile – you can often sort the problem out over the phone.

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Wine and Beer Shops • About; French wine, Champagne • Prices; Beer, Champagne, Spirits, WineWine Holidays

Wine Shops in Calais

Le Bar a Vins, 52, place d'Armes. Tel: 0033 321 96 96 31.

intercaves wine shopIntercaves, 26, rue Mollien. Tel: 0033 321 96 63 82.

Le Terroir, 29, rue des Fontinettes. Tel: 0033 321 36 34 66.

nicolas wine shops – Nicolas Wines, Cité de l'sEurope. This shop is now closed.

Outside Calais

wine shop boursotsBoursot's Wine Collection. Ardres. Tel: 0033 321 36 81 46.

Les Halles de Quercamps, 15, rue des Fiefs. 62380. Quercamps. Tel: 0033 321 39 65 60. Open: Tuesday to Thursday, 10.00am – 12.30pm, 3.00 – 7.00pm. Friday and Saturday, 9.00am – 1.00pm, 2.00 – 7.00pm. Sunday 9.00am – 12.00 noon.

For restaurants and hotels – CGM (Wholesaler). 3 rue Alexandre Guilmant. 62200. Boulogne sur Mer. Tel: 0033 321 30 59 95. www.cgm-boulogne.com

Further afield

Abbeville – La Maison du Vin, 2 rue Lefébure de Cerisy, 80100. Tel: 0033 322 24 02 39.

Arras – Caves Roquillas, 3 rue d'Archicourt, 62000. Tel: 0033 321 23 00 43.

Arras – Millesimes, 46 rue des Trois Visages, 62000. Tel: 0033 321 67 64 63.

Fressin – Les Caves du Vieux Chai-Fressin near Hesdin, Ets Paul Glacon et fille. 62140. Tel: 0033 321 90 61 43.

Le Touquet – La Cave Touquettoise, 72 rue de Metz, 62520.

Le Touquet – Le Chais, 71 rue de Londres 62520.

Liettres – Caves Delapine. 62145. Tel:0033 321 39 34 43. www.cavedelepine.com

Lille – Petit Caveau Sainte Catherine, 9-11, Rue de la Barre, Lille. Tel: 0033 320 54 27 94. This shop has a large choice of wines. Not a supermarket, but an authentic artisanal wine-merchant. Close to the old city of Lille.

Montreuil-sur-Mer. The Wine Society in partnership with La Compagnie des Vins. The shop is situated in the Hotel Hermitag. Members can order their wines in the United Kingdom and collect them in France, thereby avoiding the duty. Prices range from £4.25 to £250 a bottle. Tel: 0033 321 06 38 54 (www.hermitage-montreuil.com). www.thewinesociety.com

Montreuil-sur-Mer. La Cave, 8 place du Générale de Gaulle, 62170. Tel: 0033 321 86 20 21.

Montreuil sur Mer. Vinophilie, 2 Rue du Grand Sermon. 62170. Tel: 0033 321 06 01 54. www.vinophilie.com

Quercamps. Les Halles de Quercamps, 15, rue du Fiefs, 62380. Tel: 0033 321 39 65 60.

Saint-Omer. Caves de Vieus Chais, 1 Place Pierre Bonhomme, 62500. Tel: 0033 321 12 59 03.

Saint Omer. La Cave de St-Arnould. 62500 Saint Omer. Tel: 0033 321 38 07 24 (LEAFLET – JPG). www.cave-saint-arnould.com

Useful Outside links

Links about real beer. www.realbeer.com