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" has two wine shops in the Nord Pas de Calais. Its head office is in an attractive 250 year old listed building in the pretty and historic town of Ardres, just 15 minutes south of Calais. In addition, Boursot's has its warehouse and shop in Marquise, ideally situated two minutes off the A16 motorway to Boulogne sur Mer, Le Touquet and Normandy. In both locations you can be assured of receiving good, sensible 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 as seen from
Ardres' main square
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Wine Consultants Boursot's warehouse and shop in Marquise - click for larger image

Boursot's warehouse and
shop in Marquise
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All wines are personally selected by Guy Boursot to offer great quality for the price. Prices start from around £3 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 £3 on each bottle of still wine and around £8 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 P&O special crossing deals, 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 or Marquise, 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, 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.

The vaulted cellar available for tastings - click for larger image
The vaulted cellar available for tastingsclick for larger image

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
  • The choice of two attractive locations for your wine shopping
  • 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 Ardres
View from the shop into the main square
of Ardres
Looking into Boursot's Wine Collection
Looking into Boursot's Wine Collectionclick for larger image
Boursot's Wine Collection rated "excellent" by travellers

* Guide price only




Saturday 17th October:
"The Highs and Lows of winning Best Wine of the World" by Frantz Venès of Château Massamier la Mignarde at Hotel Les Trois Mousquetaires

Frantz Vènes is the owner of Château Massamier la Mignarde and we had told him that his topic was to be "The Grands Crus of the Minervois". However we will be asking him to widen his topic to talk about the highs and lows of having one of his wines elected the International Wine Challenge's Best Wine of the World in his category. Frantz is a most engaging character and we know that he will entertain us with his various experiences.

The four course dinner will be provided by the ingenious David Wojtkowiak, chef patron of Les Saveurs du Parc at Les Trois Mousquetaires in Aire sur la Lys, and of course care will have been taken to provide a good marriage to the six Minervois wines on show which will course include the Domus Maximus, the wine that created such a whirlwind back in 2005 .

Tickets are 86€ per person to include four courses and six wines, and all entertainment. We have blocked off a number of rooms at the hotel so please do say if you would like us to let you have a room from our allocation.

E-mail 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

10.00 - 6.00