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Vim M
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Buying Grey Goose

Hubby and I are big vodka drinkers...since Grey Goose is French, our assumption is that it's easy to find in Paris. Are we correct?

Is it expensive to purchase from a grocery store/supermarket? How much can we expect to pay for a bottle? Will any/many of the small "convenience" or corner stores carry it?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Buying Grey Goose

42€ at Monoprix. Probably cheaper at Carrefour Market.

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Wow that is expensive!! We pay about $40-$50 in Canada! And nearly half of that is "tax" imposed by the province, since in Ontario we have a Liquor Control Board.

It's MUCH cheaper in the US duty-free! I guess we'll have to pick it up before we fly across the pond!

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In France, hard liquor represents 23% of the sales but 83% of the alcohol taxes collected (before you even start talking about the 20% VAT).

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I bet that 42€ at Monoprix is a 700 ml bottle, too.

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Yes, it is.

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I might suggest that you be a bit adventurous and try some other brand of French Vodka. Vodka is the drink of choice for my wife, so we will be be shopping for some when first we arrive.

Frankly, though, we feel that the "branding" of vodka is a distinction without difference. My wife is a chemist, and knows that all vodka (other than the flavored ones) are simply grain alcohol; no need to pay a higher price for a name on a fancy bottle. We can tell the difference in wines and Scotch, of course, but blind tasting tests we have done have convinced me that the brands of vodka are indistinguishable, one from the other.

Just our humble opinion, of course.

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The cheap brand at Monoprix costs less than 10€.

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I buy Grey Goose for a great price on United Airlines flights, Duty Free - perhaps check the duty free catalog on your flight to see if it's available.

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I'll definitely be checking the DF pricing in advance. Does anyone know if Canadians FLYING from England to France can purchase DF in England? We'll already be purchasing Goose at DF from Toronto to Manchester for consumption during that leg of our trip (one week in Leeds and one in Paris).

I'm very curious about "cheaper" French brands...any recommendations?

Edited: 12:54 pm, April 21, 2014
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No, you can't buy duty free anything when travelling between the UK and France, or between any EU countries. Nationality is immaterial.

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6. Re: Buying Grey Goose
Apr 21, 2014, 12:42 PM

I might suggest that you be a bit adventurous and try some other brand of French Vodka. Vodka is the drink of choice for my wife, so we will be be shopping for some when first we arrive.

Frankly, though, we feel that the "branding" of vodka is a distinction without difference. My wife is a chemist, and knows that all vodx(Mx(Mmply grain alcohol; no need to pay a higher price for a name on a fancy bottle. We can tell the difference in wines and Scotch, of course, but blind tasting tests we have done have convinced me that the brands of vodka are indistinguishable, one from the other.

Just our humble opinion, of course.

kerouac2
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7. Re: Buying Grey Goose

The cheap brand at Monoprix costs less than 10€.

vlfrance
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8. Re: Buying Grey Goose

I buy Grey Goose for a great price on United Airlines flights, Duty Free - perhaps check the duty free catalog on your flight to see if it's available.

Vim M
Burlington, Canada
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9. Re: Buying Grey Goose

I'll definitely be checking the DF pricing in advance. Does anyone know if Canadians FLYING from England to France can purchase DF in England? We'll already be purchasing Goose at DF from Toronto to Manchester for consumption during that leg of our trip (one week in Leeds and one in Paris).

I'm very curious about "cheaper" French brands...any recommendations?

Edited: 12:54 pm, April 21, 2014