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

All wines are personally selected by Guy Boursot to offer great quality for the price. Prices start from 4,20€ / £3.50 and of course offer you the huge savings obtained by buying in France. Assuming your purchases are for personal consumption you can take or receive these without paying local duty across the EU. By buying direct, you can be assured of huge savings.

So if you are planning an event such as a party or a wedding, it's eminently sensible to come to Ardres, 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, not just for their wines but also for a very French experience. 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.

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 squareclick for larger image

View of Boursot's Wine Collection from Ardres' Located beside the church

Located beside the church…click for larger image

Informative yet fun Gourmet Dinners are also hosted in English language 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 come and 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 peace and tranquillity of an unspoilt 17th century town for your wine shopping
  • A receiving service for your favourite wines
  • Talks and tastings for your groups in France, Ireland or the UK
The vaulted cellar available for tastings - click for larger image

The vaulted cellar available for tastingsclick for larger image

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Saturday 22nd January: The Boursot Blues Buster Dinner at Hotel la Sapinière, Wisques near Saint-Omer

January is when most of us need some cheering up and Boursot’s Blues Buster Dinner has been popular for achieving this over several years now. With four courses of fine cuisine served with six wines, all in convivial Brit company, it should recharge you for the remaining winter weeks.

Over dinner Guy Boursot will provide a light-hearted evening with vinous anecdotes and experiences from his many years in the wine business both in the UK and in France. He will also introduce you to some more unusual wines that you might not have normally considered, and talk after dinner about the latest goings-on in the wine world and what we might expect on the market over the coming year.

The Hotel la Sapinière, 5 minutes off J3 of the A26 motorway and is close to the La Coupole missile and space museum at Saint-Omer. This venue has become popular for some of our dinners: the food is beautifully presented and of excellent quality.

The price per ticket is 89€ (about £75 at today's rate) to include 4 courses, 6 wines and all entertainment.

We have block-booked a selection of rooms so please say if you should like one from our allocation, available on a first-come, first-served basis:-
99€ for a double room / 117€ for a double or twin suite All with breakfast extra at 13€ per person

This dinner may be booked now through ardres@boursot.co.uk.





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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

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MON to SAT. 10.00-6.00
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