French wine in America - how much?

French wine in America - how much?

18 posts
9 May 2014
rob_s57
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rob_s57
I live in the UK and have been trying to find out how much an average bottle of French wine costs in the US. I mean a bottle you might get from a supermarket or a Walmart or something like that - not a collector's vintage bottle. Just out of curiosity.

Posted 9 May 2014
RedChecker
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RedChecker
Probably less than here due to tax differences at a guess. When I went there years ago there was a Royal Doulton Crystal outlet, it was actually cheaper there than in the factory shop down the road from where I lived
Posted 9 May 2014
rob_s57
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rob_s57
This is what I am thinking and this is the reason I am asking. I had a chat with my local prospective MEP and we got onto the subject of the in / out referendum on the EU and he was stupid enough to say that if we left Europe, we would no longer be able to buy French wine as EU members only deal with other EU members. I told him that he was talking rubbish and that we are probably paying more for French wine here than people in the US do. He told me I was an idiot and that I should not be allowed to vote at all.

Would like some evidence to get back to him.


Posted 9 May 2014
Photobomber
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Photobomber
I love the argument euro lovers give regards if we leave. Nobody will sell to us!!!! Ermmmm yes they will. Because ££ talks. Always has and always will. It's like saying the EU wont sell to canada or indeed USA because they don't use the euro and arnt in the EU. If someone wants to sell the French, Germans efc will buy. Is it such a bad thing to say we want to trade but we don't want your laws, currency or excessive rules.

Posted 9 May 2014
nige_nw
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nige_nw
It is a while since I have been but generally I found wine as expensive in the US. If I remember rightly I paid roughly as much for Californian wine in California as I did for similar Californian wine in the UK!

Posted 9 May 2014
rob_s57
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rob_s57
Photobomber
I love the argument euro lovers give regards if we leave. Nobody will sell to us!!!! Ermmmm yes they will. Because ££ talks. Always has and always will. It's like saying the EU wont sell to canada or indeed USA because they don't use the euro and arnt in the EU. If someone wants to sell the French, Germans efc will buy. Is it such a bad thing to say we want to trade but we don't want your laws, currency or excessive rules.
I agree - I am old enough to remember when we were not part of the EU and we were happily trading with France, Germany, Italy etc etc but now we pay 53 million pounds a day to be part of the EU and we don't really seem to get any discounts for "being in the club". We have never had a referendum on this, and our politicians think we have. The only vote we had was about joining a free trade area, not a dictatorship where most of our laws are created in another country. How many millions of British died in the second world war to prevent us from being ruled by a European country? And now we are paying for this to happen. When I first started to look into French wine specifically, I found an article saying that the French are looking more and more to export to China, Japan, all over Asia in fact. They are not restricted to trading in Europe and neither are we. We should not rely on Europe for trade, especially as most of the Euro zone countries are going bankrupt anyway. Rolls Royce engines sell all over the world because they are good, not because we are in Europe.
Posted 9 May 2014
RupertRudd
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RupertRudd
UK is Frances' major export outlet for wine. Can you imagine France giving that up because we left the EU?

Posted 9 May 2014
JeromeRazoir
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JeromeRazoir
$35 . 97c for a 750ml. bottle of Moet Chandon from a supermarket in Miami, Florida.
Surprisingly difficult to do a comparison confidently as, of course, American wines are often made from French grape varieties. Therefore, they tend to describe an American-made wine as a Cabernet Sauvingnon or a Merlot or whatever. I reckon I should be safe with a brand as well established as Moet Chandon.

The 6 bottle case-rate for (as far as I can be certain) the same wine in Tesco is £25 . 99p.

£25 99p less £21 . 35p is a saving of £4 . 64p. So, cheaper in the States.

Of course our taxation set up will muddy the waters considerably. It might be better to compare something like Greek olives in Tesco to Greek olives in the USA but being sure of accurate like-for-like will be difficult.

Posted 9 May 2014
HowardJ
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HowardJ
rob_s57
I live in the UK and have been trying to find out how much an average bottle of French wine costs in the US. I mean a bottle you might get from a supermarket or a Walmart or something like that - not a collector's vintage bottle. Just out of curiosity.
You'll find that US supermarkets often don't sell alcohol. They prefer to sell it in adults only liqor stores. You'll also find that they have dry towns where you can't buy alcohol in restaurants but you can take your own and they'll provide glasses. It's a funny place. Try checking websites like stopandshop.com
Posted 9 May 2014
stolenfaces
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stolenfaces
rob_s57
I agree - I am old enough to remember when we were not part of the EU and we were happily trading with France, Germany, Italy etc etc but now we pay 53 million pounds a day to be part of the EU and we don't really seem to get any discounts for "being in the club". We have never had a referendum on this, and our politicians think we have. The only vote we had was about joining a free trade area, not a dictatorship where most of our laws are created in another country. How many millions of British died in the second world war to prevent us from being ruled by a European country? And now we are paying for this to happen. When I first started to look into French wine specifically, I found an article saying that the French are looking more and more to export to China, Japan, all over Asia in fact. They are not restricted to trading in Europe and neither are we. We should not rely on Europe for trade, especially as most of the Euro zone countries are going bankrupt anyway. Rolls Royce engines sell all over the world because they are good, not because we are in Europe.
We did have a referendum - so you clearly have no idea what you are talking about. The uk sets tax rates, as so much of the retail cost of wine is tax the original question is rather meaningless. However, if you personally import it from France good wine is considerably cheaper than if you buy it in tesco. With care you can buy drinkable stuff for 3.5 euros. The point about standards is also rubbish. Places have to conform to eu standards to import into Eu. Places like Switzerland get the same, but no say in setting the standard Ps if anyone believes ukip rubbish about 75% of laws being made in Europe, they really must be simple minded - name some.
Posted 9 May 2014
Edited by stolenfaces 9 May 2014
rob_s57
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rob_s57
I think I do know what I am talking about. If you read the post I go on to say that we had a vote as to whether or not we wanted to join a free trade area with Europe - I don't remember any mention of a European parliament at the time.

When we want to deport a known terrorist because he is considered to be a threat to our national security and someone in Europe says that our government is not allowed to make that decision, then we are being ruled from overseas.

The following is cut and pasted from the mainstream media, not from a conspiracy website:

"The European Parliament has written to journalists asking them to explain to their readers that the "majority" of laws that affect their lives are made in Brussels.

The letter, written by Björn Kjellström, the head of the UK office of the parliament, is likely designed to encourage reporters to remind voters of the importance of this May's European elections.

The letter says: "Clearly not all citizens are aware that possibly a majority of the laws that have an impact on their daily lives are decided on by MEPs in the European Parliament. That is a democratic problem, and you and other journalists are better placed than anyone to explain what the European Parliament and the European elections are all about."


Posted 9 May 2014
stolenfaces
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stolenfaces
rob_s57
I think I do know what I am talking about. If you read the post I go on to say that we had a vote as to whether or not we wanted to join a free trade area with Europe - I don't remember any mention of a European parliament at the time. When we want to deport a known terrorist because he is considered to be a threat to our national security and someone in Europe says that our government is not allowed to make that decision, then we are being ruled from overseas. The following is cut and pasted from the mainstream media, not from a conspiracy website: "The European Parliament has written to journalists asking them to explain to their readers that the "majority" of laws that affect their lives are made in Brussels. The letter, written by Björn Kjellström, the head of the UK office of the parliament, is likely designed to encourage reporters to remind voters of the importance of this May's European elections. The letter says: "Clearly not all citizens are aware that possibly a majority of the laws that have an impact on their daily lives are decided on by MEPs in the European Parliament. That is a democratic problem, and you and other journalists are better placed than anyone to explain what the European Parliament and the European elections are all about."
You really are just plain ignorant : the delays in deporting people is nothing to do with the Eu. It is due to the European court of human rights which WE set up (along with others) after the war. If you were interested on these things, it would be simpler for you to google it rather than making ignorant comments here. [ as this alone shows you are totally uninformed, I did't think it worth reading the rest of you comments]
Posted 9 May 2014
paulford
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paulford
Why would you want to buy French wine in America? buy American wine its a lot better.


Posted 10 May 2014
JeromeRazoir
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JeromeRazoir
Ps if anyone believes ukip rubbish about 75% of laws being made in Europe, they really must be simple minded - name some.


Ooh, ooh 'nanas, honest boss, honest 'nanas. In der EU you have to have straight 'nanas 'cos you are not allowed bendy 'nanas. In the gurt 'uge 'nana growing region of der Dordogne they have to put their 'nanas into glass cowcumber thingies so they grow straight and not bendy. Now there are not enough glass cowcumber thingies and all the cowcumbers is bendy and the whole universe and civilisation as we kniow it is going to collolapse down about our very ears, innit?

It's TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 10 May 2014
Edited by Jacqui 10 May 2014
oceanova
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oceanova
I've consumed a fair amount of wine and I prefer Australian, I was in the wolfblass winery outside Adelaide and there yellow label cabernet sauvignon was more expensive than tesco...

Posted 10 May 2014
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