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Best Prices -French Champagne #177432
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What store on either side has best prices on French Champagne? Will be buying many.

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Re: Best Prices -French Champagne [Re: PelicanPirate] #177440
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Is there a particular high end bottle you're looking for? If not, probably Super U. If so, you might check the wine store in Hope Estates. Senior moment, but I think the name is Le Select??? You could also try Booze it Up in Simpson Bay and Carrefour by Mark's and compare prices.


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Some of the jewelry stores in town carry a selection of liquor. Several years ago I wanted a bottle of Dom and was able to negotiate a price at one of the jewelry stores that was better than any retail price I had seen that trip. If buying "maany", I would also ask for a better price than the single bottle price.


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Re: Best Prices -French Champagne [Re: PelicanPirate] #177446
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I would agree with Super U in Marigot as that is where I buy mine. They also have an extensive selection.

Re: Best Prices -French Champagne [Re: PelicanPirate] #177456
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The use of French with champagne is rather redundant as champagne is a sparkling wine from the Chamagne region in France. Anything else is just sparkling wine. Just sayin.😀🍾

Re: Best Prices -French Champagne [Re: PelicanPirate] #177462
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I only drink Veuve or Moet at home and there was not a place on on the island that could compare to prices at home...I did find a decent tasting and fair price at Booze it Up called Drappier--wasn't bad! Here's a link they have all prices listed..and do believe there are discounts when purchasing a case?
http://www.boozeitup-sxm.com/#!/wine-store

Re: Best Prices -French Champagne [Re: PelicanPirate] #177470
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The wine store in Hope Estate is called Grape Wine. Lots of good wine as well as many gourmet foods.
You should also check out Select Wine Cellar in the Orange Grove Shopping Center in Cole Bay. It's next to where the Harley Davidson shop used to be. Sylvain has a very large selection of wines at different prices and is a sommelier. You might ask for a discount if buying in bulk.


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Re: Best Prices -French Champagne [Re: Carol_Hill] #177480
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Not high end but definately not low end. Often end up with Laurent & Perrier and we always enjoy and can afford it when we want.

I was thinking Super U and you confirmed it.

Our best days and nights usually involve Champagne ( but only the french stuff from france).

We also enjoy ricard pastis since coming to sxm

Re: Best Prices -French Champagne [Re: PelicanPirate] #177489
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Real champagne comes from France. Otherwise it is only sparking wine which is NOT champage.



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Re: Best Prices -French Champagne [Re: PelicanPirate] #177491
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Originally Posted by islandgem
Real champagne comes from France. Otherwise it is only sparking wine which is NOT champage.

Correct. California calls it champagne but its just wine resulting from a fermatation process to create sparkling wine. Some dry sun sweet.

Re: Best Prices -French Champagne [Re: SXMScubaman] #177492
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Now I'm wondering how long I can keep a bottle of Dom that we brought back stuffed into the golf club bag...in 1998. Still in the fridge and I turn it regular...but it is probably vinegar! lol

I like P.J. myself. And Moet.


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Re: Best Prices -French Champagne [Re: BeachKitten] #177494
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Only one way to find out. Pop the cork.

Re: Best Prices -French Champagne [Re: SXMScubaman] #177495
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Kinda waiting until the pool is finished. Then celebrate.


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Re: Best Prices -French Champagne [Re: PelicanPirate] #177504
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In September I bought a bottle of Veuve at Super U for approximately $42. That's way cheaper than in Michigan.


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Originally Posted by dolfer
In September I bought a bottle of Veuve at Super U for approximately $42. That's way cheaper than in Michigan.


How large?

Re: Best Prices -French Champagne [Re: PelicanPirate] #177512
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Meant to add that a 750 ml Veuve is $40 at our local liquor store.

Re: Best Prices -French Champagne [Re: BeachKitten] #177513
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You've been waiting for the pool to be finished since 1998?? Sounds like construction on island time!!! grin toast


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Re: Best Prices -French Champagne [Re: PelicanPirate] #177514
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ON the subject of "real" champagne---- unless it's grown, bottled in France it's only sparkling wine.

That said, we go to Pleasant Valley Winery in the Finger Lakes of NY and buy their wines. They received vines from France over 100 years ago and they cannot say it's true champagne only that it's in the "method of" on the label. So I guess just having grapes from France isn't enough. It must also have been grown, bottle there.

Re: Best Prices -French Champagne [Re: PelicanPirate] #177515
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A 750ml bottle of Veuve Brut in Michigan is, I believe, currently $54.


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Re: Best Prices -French Champagne [Re: dolfer] #177519
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Originally Posted by dolfer
A 750ml bottle of Veuve Brut in Michigan is, I believe, currently $54.

WOW! Here you could buy 4 get fifth free at your prices.

If you ever come to RI I'll tell you where to buy it. LOL

Re: Best Prices -French Champagne [Re: RonDon] #177537
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"I guess just having grapes from France isn't enough. It must also have been grown, bottle there."
Yep

Re: Best Prices -French Champagne [Re: SXMScubaman] #177553
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Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
Originally Posted by islandgem
Real champagne comes from France. Otherwise it is only sparking wine which is NOT champage.

Correct. California calls it champagne but its just wine resulting from a fermatation process to create sparkling wine. Some dry sun sweet.


Just to be clear and a little more accurate, "Champagne" IS sparkling wine. However, for a bottle of sparkling wine to be labeled Champagne, it has to be made in Champagne, France (not just France) and produced using the méthode champenoise. If that bottle is produced using the exact same method, anywhere else, it must carry a different name. The production method itself must even be referred to differently, méthode tranditionalle being the usual substitute. These rules are strictly enforced. They are codified in national laws, European Union regulations, and international trade agreements and treaties.

There are many great California sparkling wines made using the same method. A few of my favorites are J, Roeder Estate, Schramsberg and Domaine Carneros.Domaine is especially interesting as it is owned by the famous French Champagnery- Tattingers - and made exactly the same way as it is in Champagne, France.

The only difference between the listed California sparkling wines is the legal name of "Champagne".

Now if you really want to get confused.... there is a 100 year old loop hole in the international law that legally allows California made sparkling wines, made by the methode chapenpoise to be called "California Champagne". I have attached a link if anyone is interested....

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/loophole-california-champagne-legal/

Quality sparkling wine is quality sparkling wine. Drink and enjoy!!

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Re: Best Prices -French Champagne [Re: PelicanPirate] #177562
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when i was in the super u they had cases of a french champagne i never heard of for about 16 euro a bottle not cheap but not the price of a premium label the locals were buying a lot of it for the wine spirits i recognized the super u had good prices

Re: Best Prices -French Champagne [Re: PelicanPirate] #177565
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I will take Prosecco (Italian sparkling wine) any day over champagne. JMO.

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Now this is an exact answer as to what/where Champagne is/comes from. Thanks.

My original reason for saying French Champagne was looking for the real thing at the french duty free price which it always seemed to be a great deal on the French side of SXM to anywhere else outside of France that weve purchased it. Other French spirits and wine as well are “cheap”. Cant wait to get there and get to the Super U.

PS. What are the hours of Super U? We arrive NYE. Will things be open as normal on New Years day?

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There is a new wine store in ny it’s a nationwide chain I have found duty free means nothing there prices on most wine and spirits are lower then the duty free shops I do see much greater choice of reasonably priced French wine in st Martin that you can’t find in NY but for the same item it rare to find cheaper in the dutyfree shop

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Originally Posted by LBI2SXM
I will take Prosecco (Italian sparkling wine) any day over champagne. JMO.



I would usually agree with you. However, try some Deutz Champagne. It is amazing. Sylvain at Select Wine Cellar sells it and it is fantastic.

Re: Best Prices -French Champagne [Re: PelicanPirate] #177936
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Try Le Gout du Vin in Marigot. http://french-wines-west-indies.gra...etail_shop/saint_martin_retail_shop.html

I always buy there. Not a supermarket.

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Re: Best Prices -French Champagne [Re: PelicanPirate] #177966
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Check out Prime Distributors Cash N Carry in Cole Bay and Bacchus on the French side

Here is the Bacchus catalog

http://bacchussxm.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/CATALOGUE-BOUTIQUE-BACCHUS-2017-2018-compressed.pdf


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Prime. We used to get the Perrier Jouet there.
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Re: Best Prices -French Champagne [Re: PelicanPirate] #178013
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Originally Posted by PelicanPirate

PS. What are the hours of Super U? We arrive NYE. Will things be open as normal on New Years day?


Super U is open Monday to Saturday 08:00 to 20:00 and Sunday 08:00 to 12:45. Typically on holidays, they will be open 08:00 to 12:45.

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Hmmm, could be hard to get what we want for a good price between when we land and the party starts on NYE. Does shop n drop deliver to the Boon?

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What you need is always at a good price, what you want is not.

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Yes, Shop N Drop is your best bet for all your needs. They deliver most everywhere on the island.



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So, heres what we have found.

Leader price has two brands of Champagne for 12E and 14E.

Super U Marigot have large number of Brands including Laurent and Perrier (LP) for 28.95E

Petit Casino sells LP for about 45E

A Grand Case restaurant has LP for 95E

The Leader Price brands are good but the LP is better.

LP in the states is usually $45-60 bucks for us

Re: Best Prices -French Champagne [Re: PelicanPirate] #179747
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Thanks for the update regarding your own question.


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Mary Boon has LP for 72 plus SC.

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So does that mean that Miller High Life really isn’t the “Champagne of bottled beers”?

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Yes Pete,
That's what it means. So sorry to disappoint!
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