The Boursot family has been involved continuously with wine on both sides of the English Channel since the mid-17th century. Continuing in his family's tradition of wine, Guy Boursot worked for 17 years for Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd in London, both buying and selling wines but left them in order to rekindle his family's old wine business of A. Boursot & Co. which he then ran for 11 years.

Guy is a wine writer, lecturer, consultant, wine merchant and vineyard tour operator - and building on his solid and trustworthy reputation, he opened his own wine shop in northern France in 2006.

"Boursot's Wine Collection" is in an attractive 250 year old listed building in the pretty and historic town of Ardres, just 15 minutes south of Calais. Here you can be assured of receiving good, sensible advice and you can taste the wines before you decide.

All wines are personally selected by Guy Boursot to offer great quality for the price. Prices start from 4,40€ / £3.70 and of course offer you the huge savings obtained by buying and collecting in France. Assuming your purchases are for personal consumption you can take or receive these without paying any additional taxes across the EU.

We also deliver across the EU. However, if you wish to have wines delivered in the UK, you will have to pay the taxes imposed by the UK’s new status: £2.23 on each bottle of still and £2.86 on each bottle of sparkling wine, plus 20% VAT on these amounts. The wines still work out less expensive than if you were buying them in the UK but the savings are nothing like as great as they would have been if you had collected them. As the UK’s prices continue to rise, the differentials should increase.

Regarding travel, it has been put about that there are quantity limits when travelling back to the UK but countless customers have experienced that there are no customs checks and nobody has been asked for additional taxes, even when large numbers of cases have been clearly visible inside the car.

Via our account, currently we can get you very attractive prices on Eurotunnel so please ask us if you should like to take advantage.

If you are planning an event such as a party or a wedding, it's eminently sensible to come to Ardres, enjoy a great lunch and pick up some guaranteed quality wines at low French prices. Once discovered, visitors regularly come back to Boursot's in Ardres, not just for their wines but also for a very French experience. The relatively little known town of Ardres has a selection of restaurants, small shops and its own lakes to welcome those who want to get away from the scrums of day trippers that only know about Calais and its hypermarkets and booze bunkers.

Wine Consultants was set up originally in both the UK and in France as an advisory company, using the wine expertise of Guy Boursot.

Boursot's as seen from
Ardres' main squareclick for larger image

View of Boursot's Wine Collection from Ardres' Located beside the church

Located beside the church…click for larger image

Informative yet fun Gourmet Dinners are also hosted in English language in the locality, allowing customers of Boursot's to enjoy a complete and superior wine experience than that generally found in the north of France. See the panel on the right to see details of the next events.

Boursot's Wine Collection also offers a wine receiving service, allowing you to order directly from your favourite vineyards for delivery to its shop, so that you can easily come and collect your wines (still at the French low duty rates).

Escape for the day or the weekend and enjoy some of the finer things France has to offer - and save yourself a fortune!

Wine Consultants and Boursot's Wine Collection offer you:

  • Experienced advice at whichever level you require
  • Guaranteed quality wines at very low French prices
  • The ability to taste before you buy
  • The peace and tranquillity of an unspoilt 17th century town for your wine shopping
  • A receiving service for your favourite wines
  • Talks and tastings for your groups in France, Ireland or the UK
The vaulted cellar available for tastings - click for larger image

The vaulted cellar available for tastingsclick for larger image

* Guide price only




Forthcoming Events

Saturday 2 March
Wines of the Rhône at Restaurant Le Channel, Calais

We have not used Le Channel for some years now but a recent experience confirmed just how high the quality of this restaurant’s cuisine is. Its reputation as Calais’ best restaurant is well deserved.
Guy Boursot will host this evening and there will be six wines served with four courses, not to mention amuse bouche before and treats afterwards! He will talk about and serve several wines from the Rhône, fast becoming France’s most loved wine region.
There are several hotels within easy walking distance of the restaurant - the closest being the Holiday Inn. We do not have any special arrangements here so leave you to make your own bookings.
The price of this dinner will be 95€ per person to include everything. There are many things to do in Calais, such as visiting the Rodin exhibition or the lace museum. To book or to enquire about places to stay or visit in the area, please drop us a line on

Guy Boursot of Wine Consultants and Boursot's Wine Collection

Boursot's Wine Collection
9 Rue de l'Arsenal, 62610 Ardres, France
Wine Consultants SARL RCS Saint-Omer 481 778 876 00013
Tel: +33 (0)3 21 36 81 46

MON to SAT. 10.00-6.00