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

The Boursot family has been continuously involved with wine on both sides of the English Channel since the mid-17th century. Continuing in his family's tradition of wine, Guy worked for 17 years for Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd, 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 has wide ranging experience in the wine business in both the UK and in France. He 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 an attractive 250 year old listed building in the pretty and historic town of Ardres, just 15 minutes south of Calais and 25 minutes east of Boulogne. Here you can be assured of receiving good, sensible (and British!) advice and you can taste the wines before you decide.

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 is next to the church
in the centre of Ardres

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 the main square

All wines are personally selected by Guy Boursot to offer great quality for the price. Prices start from around £2 and of course offer you the huge savings obtained by buying in France. Assuming your purchases are for personal consumption you can bring these back into the UK without paying the UK's penal rates of duty or any other taxes, saving yourself at least £2.50 on each bottle of still wine and around £7 on each bottle of Champagne.

So if you are planning an event such as a party or a wedding, it's eminently sensible to hop across the channel with a cheap day return through Boursot's cheap crossing offers, enjoy a great lunch and pick up some guaranteed quality wines at low French prices.

Once discovered, visitors regularly come back to Ardres, not just for their wines but also for the very French experience that is such a contrast, and an easy hop, from southern England. The relatively little known town of Ardres has a selection of restaurants, hotels, 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.

Inside Boursot's Wine Collection
Boursot's Wine Collection
And its vaulted cellar, available for tastings
And its vaulted cellar,
available for tastings

Informative yet fun Gourmet Dinners are also hosted in the locality, allowing customers of Boursot's Wine Collection to enjoy a complete and superior wine experience than that generally found in the north of France.

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 hop across the channel to collect your wines (still at the French 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
  • A receiving service for your favourite wines
  • Talks and tastings for your groups in France or the UK
View from the shop into the main square of ArdresView from the shop into the main square of Ardres

* Guide price only




Saturday 26th April

Meursault & Montrachet Dinner with Philippe Bouzereau at Hôtel La Matelolote, Boulogne-sur-Mer

It seems only appropriate that we have the finest wines with the excellent food produced by the Michelin rated La Matelote on the sea front in Boulogne.

Philippe Bouzereau is one of the great winemaker names in the village of Meursault and he is in an excellent position to tell us how the Burgundian market is faring after two consecutive small harvests. He made wine in Australia in his formative years, so we can look forward to an interesting talk (in “English”!) from one of the bright stars of Meursault.

Based at Château de Citeaux in the centre of the village, he makes a full palette of red and white Côte de Beaune wines such as Auxey-Duresses, Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet, Corton, Pommard and of course Meursaults of several different quality levels. We will try and taste as many as is feasible over dinner!

There will be a white wine reception followed by at least 5 different Bouzereau wines and Philippe will explain a little about each wine as it is being served. Our dinner at the highly respected Hotel La Matelote will comprise an amuse bouche followed by a 4 course dinner. The ticket price is 89€ per person, all-inclusive.

We have blocked off a number of bedrooms (at 165€ per room) at the hotel with its pool and spa so please say if you would like to have a room from our reservation. We advise booking early as this event is expected to sell quickly.

E-mail ardres@boursot.co.uk to book or for more details.

Guy Boursot of Wine Consultants and Boursot's Wine Collection

 Boursot's Reduced Cross Channel Fares from P& O Ferries

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
Email: ardres@boursot.co.uk

10.00 - 6.00