Wedding List Service

Boursot’s Wine Collection is pleased to offer its Wedding List Service in which couples can receive either Gift Vouchers or specific wines that they have pre-selected.

This is a very personalised service - normally set up in person, by phone or by e-mail. There is no expertise required by the recipient or the donor but if you enjoy wine, this makes a great wedding gift solution.

Initially couples make contact advising of their preferred wine styles, also indicating whether their gifts are to be enjoyed now or over future years. After a brief discussion, a short list can be agreed that donors can look at and order from.

Bottles bought from Boursot’s Wine Collection are provided with tasting notes and recommended drinking dates.

Gift vouchers, bottles or cases can be purchased by the couple’s friends by phone or e-mail (Boursot’s will then pass on details of its secure web page where orders and card details may be left safely). All ordered wines are held in the cellars in Ardres until the newlyweds are ready to collect.

By taking their own wines back with them, couples will not be paying the UK’s penal duty on wine imports. The donor pays less, and the recipient gets a much higher quality of wine than is available by buying in the UK. Everyone wins.

If you should like to set up a Wedding List or simply like further information, please contact Guy Boursot on or on +33 321 36 81 46 and he will respond to you as quickly as he can.

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Wedding and Party Champagne

Do you know someone who is organising a wedding? Do them a favour and pass on the news about Boursot's Wine Collection, where the quality and real value of the wines are guaranteed. They will receive good professional advice and of course, they will be able to try the wines before making a decision.

Some people may try telling you that there are no savings to be had by shopping for wines in France. They’re mistaken – they’ve been taken in by the so-called "special offers" in the UK! These still leave colossal savings to be had here in France of around £7 to £10 per bottle on champagne - and that's before the savings of at least £2.50 on each bottle of still wine. So, when you need to buy wines and champagne for a wedding or for a large party, it is entirely sensible to hop across for the day and buy your wines in the pretty town of Ardres, just 15 minutes south of Calais. With a wide variety of restaurants, Ardres is a good tranquil spot to do your wine shopping. In cultural terms, it’s a million miles from the scrums of shopping in Britain – or the horrid concrete bunkers of Calais!

The main difference in price owes to the amount of duty charged in the UK at £2.05 per bottle before VAT (there is approximately £0.03 of duty on a bottle of wine in France), and there are also less distribution costs that make your wine purchases cheaper in France.

The average couple coming to Ardres tastes a few wines, has an enjoyable lunch, perhaps stocks up with a few French goodies from local shops and returns to the UK with guaranteed quality red, white and bubbly at low French prices, saving on average well over £1,000 (which can then be spent on the honeymoon or on the new home!). It's a wonderful day out – and a welcome change from the rising pressures during the run up to the Great Day!

By way of example, Boursot's is currently charging the equivalent (at 1,36€ to the £) of £5.10 for an excellent Méthode Traditionnelle, £13.20 on its delicious champagne that is made by a Premier Cru producer in the village of Dizy and just £24.00 on Pol Roger - each of which could go down well at a wedding. Download the full list of wines HERE

Your French wine purchase is not subject to the penal excise duty charged in the UK, and there are no restrictions on the amount you can take back, provided that the wines are for personal consumption and that you are travelling with your purchases. It is unlikely that anyone at Customs would show any interest but just in case, it’s always a good idea to bring along a copy of the wedding invitation.

Just work it out for yourself - you know it makes sense!

October 2015

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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

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