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 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 the main square

Wine Consultants was set up originally in both the UK and in France as an advisory company, using the wine expertise of Guy Boursot - click for larger image

Boursot's is next to the church
in the centre of Ardres
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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 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, 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
  • 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
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Saturday 24th January: Boursot's "Blues Buster" Gourmet Afternoon & Dinner presented by David Wojtkowiak & Guy Boursot at Hotel Les Trois Mousquetaires, Aire sur la Lys

This event is a combination of a culinary class, a wine class and a Gourmet Dinner all rolled into a half day event.

The idea is not so much to be taught how to cook but to experience the kitchens of a Michelin starred restaurant and to pick up several useful culinary tips in the preparation of the dinner that you would come to enjoy that evening. This is tutored by David, chef proprietor of the hotel who speaks good English having cheffed at the Berkeley Hotel in London.

Running back to back with the cours de cuisine will be a wine masterclass during which you can taste and compare wines from several different areas across France and learn about what is going on behind the scenes in each of these areas and more generally with current global trends.

The price of the dinner will be 79€ (about £62) per person. We have blocked off bedrooms at the hotel, so please say if you would like to take up a room from our allocation. For this occasion the hotel is giving a special rate of 120€ per double room plus 10€ per person for breakfast. The two classes each of 90 minutes are 35€ per person.

Just when you thought that winter couldn’t get any more grey and bleak at the end of January, here’s something to bring out a bit of colour and entertainment!

E-mail ardres@boursot.co.uk

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


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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
Email: ardres@boursot.co.uk

OPENING HOURS
MONDAY to SATURDAY
10.00 - 6.00