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A Return to the Calais Wine Superstore

Nov 24, 2018 | Wine

With stocks of Vino getting worryingly thin in the Greywood household another trip to the Calais Wine Superstore was needed.

So, orders for family and friends in hand we arranged to head to France and haul back a boot load of wine once again.

This time, we used the free Eurotunnel travel pass offer, as it was looking like we’d easily surpass their £250 requirement.

After driving through miserable conditions, upon arrival at the terminal we discovered there were delays caused by issues with the outbound tunnel. Luckily, after some waiting and faffing about we were able to transfer to a ferry pass at Dover.

A short trip later and we were in the store to taste and choose the wine.

The Tasting Room. Nuff said.

Just hook it to my veins! The great tasting room at the store.

The tasting room is staffed by a few helpful young English gents, who can help guide you and give an idea of current bargains on offer worth tasting.

There was a lot of Bordeaux open to get stuck into, which were all at reasonable prices compared to what you’d pay in the UK.

Bordeaux Wine Tasting

As we’d arrived so late after the delays, it was time to make some decisions and stock up.

With the amount we got for ourselves on top of the orders we’d arranged to bring back for people, we even managed to qualify for a 3-day return for the next trip.

Wine Stocks are looking good

Two trolley’s worth. This may take some time.

There was one awkward moment when I did not realise a chap may require a tip for assisting in loading the wine into a car. This would not be an issue if I’d had some cash on me….

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After filling the boot it was a much smoother journey back straight into the Eurotunnel train.

drivng onto the euro tunnel

Following a much cooler car.

Now it’s time to crack open some bottles to enjoy – Cheers!

Keith Greywood

Keith Greywood


I'm the Founder of Bacchanalian, a food and drink blog. I write about food and drink, with a keen focus on beer.
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