Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Off to France

Getting twitchy - plus I'm running out of rosé... 

One of the nice things about being a frequent traveller on Eurotunnel is that I never have to pay UK prices for alcohol.  The tax on wine in the UK is something like £2.20 - in France it's something like 20p.  So while I rarely do a booze cruise - a trip just to stock up - I can afford to buy a case of 6 bottles for a price similar to 2, even 1 bottles in the UK. 

It helps if you like French wine - you rarely see the New World wines that have made such inroads into the UK market.  Apart from the wine warehouses in the Channel ports, the only place to find South African and Australian wine is in Aldi or Lidl. 

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