Went to Auchan in October to do a typical wine shop.
Normally, all the wines are on the right when you enter the store.
But as I needed some kitchenware for my house in Boulogne, I walked to the far left where these are. (Note, walking from one end of Auchan to the other is long walk, the store is MASSIVE.)
What a shock I got. There was another whole section of wine.
This was because it was their wine fair. Apparently all the main supermarkets have a ‘wine fair’ week where they have additional wines for sale, most on special offer.
Last year (2018) it was 25th September to 9th October. They even produce a special magazine detailing their bargain offers.
For example, my favourite (so far) of the cheaper Bordeaux, the Versant Royal was on special offer.
Note that the normal price for a single bottle is now €4.39 (up from €3.99 when it was reviewed before).
During the wine fair week though, you could buy 18 bottles (3 boxes of 6) for the price of 12.
So each bottle cost about €2.93. Even with the lower sterling exchange rate (Grrrrrr, there is something that I want to blame for this, but no politics allowed on this site), that still comes to £2.66 a bottle. What a bargain, so 3 boxes of this wine was bought
We also bought 18 bottles of Lussac Saint Emillion for only €4.80 a bottle (normal price €7.20).
From 2019 onwards, I will find out the dates of the wine fairs for each of the supermarkets as much in advance as I can. Watch this space for further details.