Information about Calais Vins Wine Shop – Day-tripper.net, the web magazine which saves you money when crossing the channel by ferry or Eurotunnel to Calais, to buy wine, beer, spirits and food.
rue Gutenberg, Zone Curie. Calais. 62100.
Manager; Jérôme Pont.
Tel: 0033 321 36 40 40.
Open: Monday – Saturday 9.00am – 7.00pm, Sunday 10.00am to 7.00pm.
One of the newer shops in Calais, it has a very wide range of wines, beers, champagnes and gifts available for day trippers. There plenty of space, it is well laid out, with parking directly outside the shop. There are also excellent tasting facilities.
They recently opened a new on-site bakery next door – “Pain et Levain”, serving-up freshly baked bread, baguettes, croissants, and an assortment of delicious French pastries, freshly made sandwiches, Panini's, salads and hot or cold drinks for eating-in or take-away. The new bistro can seat over 40. Conveniently there is a cashpoint here as well – a good place to start your day in Calais!
Calais Wine offers over 800 square metres of wines, beers and champagnes. There is a wine tasting area with a good number of wines to try. This shop likes new wines, wines from independent producers as well as good value alternatives to the "Grand Crus". Lovers of classic French wines will find the shop well laid out with a good range from all the main appelations. Wine buffs will love the selection of fine wines here, although you may want to order "Primeurs" wines before you come (they can store them for you until your visit).
If you are planning for a wedding or special event, Calais Vins have a good selection of tarditional champagnes, as well as Crémants d'Alsace, Bordeaux, Bourgogne and Loire. Look out for Blanquette de Limoux and Cerdon, these are underestimated sparkling wines usually offering good value.
Calais Vins also offer a gift voucher service. Corporate events planners will like the customized gift boxes and label service offered by this wine shop.
Beers from France, Germany and Belgium is stocked as well as local beers.
Ask about the special offers (18 bottles of wine for 12 and 6 for 5 for example) and don't hesitate to ask for advice from the staff. If you like what you see make sure you sign up for the Loyalty Card, and get 5% off wine purchases. For the latest news sign up for the newsletter.
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From Ferry – A26 then take A16 towards Boulogne, exit 44 then right (close to the B&B Hotel). Shop is 100m on left. From Eurotunnel – Get onto A16 towards Dunkirk, exit 44.