• Wine Goals for your New Year's Resolution 2020

    Is it just me, or does it sound like we have landed firmly in the future?

    So, as we celebrate the turn of a new decade why not go all new age on your new year's resolutions, and set some wine goals that you can keep in 2020, and, shock horror, actually enjoy!

    Here are some ideas for you, and you will be pleased to hear there is definitely NO mention of a "dry" month or a set of scales.

    Wine Goal 1 - Say YES to New Wines

    We all have our firm favourites, it's natural. And why should that change?

    But why not make 2020 the year that you drop your wine barriers and reach out to the wines you have previously dismissed as not to your taste.

    Our tastes are constantly changing and that sauternes you once tried may well now be your perfect pairing. Broaden your mind and try to leave behind preconceptions that may cloud your judgement. (Chardonnay springs to mind!)

    We make this easy for you in our tasting room - where you can sample beyond your comfort zone with ease. You never know, you may discover a new favourite!

    Here are some of our recommended tasters to give your pallet a joy ride -

    1. Côtes de Gascogne Gros Manseng Chardonnay - £2.99
    2. Rioja Castillo de Albai Viura Blanco - £2.99
    3. Vida Loca Portuguese Sparkling - £3.99
    4. Herència Altés Grenache Noir - £4.99
    5. Sinfonia Sauvignon Blanc - £4.99

    Wine Goal 2 - Throw a Wine Tasting Party

    I'm sure most of us are experts at sharing our love of wine with our friends, through special occasions, gifts, and Tuesdays.

    But if you have not done so before, why not make 2020 the year to host your very own wine tasting event.

    wine tasting

    Pull together a good selection of wines you haven't experienced before (we know somewhere you can stock up for this without breaking the bank).

    Ask your friends to bring along their favourite bottle too, to share the love.

    And stock up on some yummy nibbles if you're feeling really adventurous - cheese, bitter chocolate, salty nuts - to see how the wines interact.

    If you want some more advice you can read our previous (tongue in cheek) post on how to navigate a successful tasting session here.

    Wine Goal 3 - Take a Wine Trip

    Now, I don't mean over to see us. (Though you should definitely do this too!)

    Why not make 2020 the year you finally take that step to celebrate your love of wine. Visit a local vineyard or winery, attend a wine-related event, or, on your next visit to Calais, why not take some time out for a trip to the "City of Wine" in Bordeaux to fulfil the ultimate wine goal.

    The city of wine

    However you choose to mark the turn of this new decade, we would love to hear about it, so please do share your 2020 new year's resolutions with us. See you soon!

  • Biodynamic Wine

    Strange as it may seem, the position of the moon & stars and the effects of buried cow horns are taken seriously by a large part of the wine industry in crafting their wines.
  • Listen Very Carefully...I Will Say Zis Only Once!

    If you like that sort of thing, there's a huge range of weapons, uniforms and military artefacts just down the road from The Calais Wine Superstore - even down to the minutiae of ink wells and stockings.
  • Planning Your Trip to France just got Easier

    If you were considering turning your next trip to The Calais Wine Superstore into an enjoyable mini break, we have the perfect thing to help you plan your visit. As you well know, if you spend £250 on wine in our store, we give you a free overnight Eurotunnel crossing. It's the perfect opportunity to turn your booze cruise trip into an enjoyable short break.
  • A Tonic to Add During Your Next Sojourn...

    At the World Gin Awards 2018 held just last week at the Honourable Artillery Company, London, local Distillerie Persyn's "Houlle Brut de Fût" won nothing less than the "World's Best Genever" category!! Futhermore their "Genièvre de Houlle" picked up a Gold Medal! 
  • Ultimate Valentine Gift for Your Wine Lover

    If you have left it too late, or outright forgotten, it's not too late to make it up to your other half with a most considered valentine gift. We have all you need to create the perfect romantic mini break for wine lovers - and fast!
  • Booze Cruise Around the World - Who Drinks the Most?

    Have you ever wondered which Countries are the booziest?  Would you be surprised to hear that Britain's doesn't top the list? Can you guess our position? Well, we don't even make the top 20!
  • Mmmmm Red Wine Hot Chocolate!

    With the wind howling outside, and the January back to work blues setting in - I thought we could all do with a little indulgence to bring back the cheer. If you love chocolate and wine, then this is just the thing for you. And let's face it, there really is nothing more beautifully indulgent and mood-altering than chocolate and wine.
  • The 12 Wines of Christmas

    You've heard the 12 Days of Christmas. Here's Calais Wine Superstore's own version - the 12 Wines of Christmas!
  • Calais Winter Wonderland - The Perfect Festive Trip

    There is nothing quite like a party season wine trip to Calais. It's the perfect opportunity to make that free crossing work for you and get a truly wonderful festive mini-break thrown in. This year the people of Calais have pulled out all of the stops, with a Christmassy programme which is bursting at the seams.
  • Will Alcohol Help you Speak a Foreign Language?

    Have you ever fancied learning a second language? Perhaps French - for your visits to Calais? This little bit of news may make the proposition seem a little sweeter - as it's possible that a glass of wine while you practice could help to hone your new found skills.
  • The Wedding Experience - Calais Wine Style

    We are very lucky to meet many happy couples each year as they embark upon their wedding planning journey. A visit to the Calais Wine Superstore ensures a huge saving on their wedding wine and fizz, leaving more precious wedding budget for other things. It's a part of our job we enjoy so much that, this year, we decided to attend a wedding fair!
  • Harvest in Hungary

    The Calais Wine Superstore's very own Balazs is from Hungarian winemaking stock. The Hegedus family are in the third generation of winemaking - or fourth and fifth if Balazs and his son Hugo take it up too!
  • Bag in Box Wine is Back!

    I recently purchased my first ever box of wine. And it seems I'm not alone! With bag in box wine sales soaring - is it the new cool?
  • Celebrate 'Les Chansons Françaises' at La Belle Epoque

    Carouse and soak up typically French bonhomie over a few glasses of wine and good food - don't miss these delightful musical soirées at La Belle Epoque!
  • Vidigal Wines - Who are the 3 Figures?

    One of our most loyal customers was intrigued by the three figures featuring on one of his new favourite wine finds. So he got in touch with Vidigal Wines directly to find out more. Vidigal were kind enough to share their interesting story. Our customer shared this with us, and we wanted to share it with you.
  • The Winner of the Calais Wine Competition is....

    As you know, to celebrate we wanted to give back, and have been excitedly running a fabulous competition to win a day trip to Calais to remember. Well, to celebrate our birthday in style, yesterday we drew the winner!
  • The Ultimate Wine Competition

    We are running a competition. But not just any competition - it's an absolute stonker! Win £100 of free wine, lunch for two and a free eurotunnel crossing to Calais. The perfect wine filled day out.
  • Best Wines for Spring - Have you Tried These?

    Based on our best sellers this week, the unseasonable weather has been playing a big part in your wine buying decisions too. So what are the best wines to enjoy in Spring?
  • Which Celebrity Chef Loves our New Portuguese Wine?

    When celebrity chef James Martin was presented with the Porta 6 wine on his popular BBC cooking show in 2015 - Saturday Kitchen - he said it was one of the best reds he’d tried in the 10 years he’d worked on the programme.

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