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Basel best store for fair price wine/beer

Hey all,

Hosting a part and also new to the area. Where would be the best place in and around Basel to pickup the lowest pric(ED) wine?


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Re: Basel best store for fair price wine/beer

Aldi and/or Denner.

Denner has a decent range, it is Migros after all.
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Thanks. I do recall a friend mentioing Denner. Will check that out.
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Aldi and/or Denner.

Denner has a decent range, it is Migros after all.
Lidl too is very good - their own brand 'Cimarossa' wines offer exceptional value and a generally very high quality. Of course, buying them in France it's even cheaper, and there's a shop just across the Alschwill border to make it even easier...
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Hey all,

Hosting a part and also new to the area. Where would be the best place in and around Basel to pickup the lowest pric(ED) wine?
France or Germany. Just a quick comparison - Chenet Cabernet-Syrah according Denner website 5.45 fr, in Leclerc (not even a cheap shop) 2,45 eur - 2,9 fr (and second bottle 50% off, if you are interested in this particular wine).
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France or Germany. Just a quick comparison - Chenet Cabernet-Syrah according Denner website 5.45 fr, in Leclerc (not even a cheap shop) 2,45 eur - 2,9 fr (and second bottle 50% off).
Fair enough, but for a party he'll be over his quota.
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Fair enough, but for a party he'll be over his quota.
Of course no-one would dream of crossing over, checking that the border post wasn't manned, and taking a carload back without declaring it, would they?
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Of course no-one would dream of crossing over, checking that the border post wasn't manned, and taking a carload back without declaring it, would they?
Actually the Allschwil crossing is now perfect for this.
They usually only man it during 'rush hour' and you can see if it's manned when you stand outside Lidl and divert to another.

It has all the hallmarks of a perfect crime waiting to happen.

That said, the tax/savings/effort calculation for a party hardly makes crossing the border worth while.
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Try Migros ...... you'll save loads of money.
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Try Migros ...... you'll save loads of money.
Actually, not necessarily - even their alcohol free beer and sparkling grape juice is still more expensive than shopping in germany
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Actually the Allschwil crossing is now perfect for this.
They usually only man it during 'rush hour' and you can see if it's manned when you stand outside Lidl and divert to another.

It has all the hallmarks of a perfect crime waiting to happen.

That said, the tax/savings/effort calculation for a party hardly makes crossing the border worth while.
Up to 20 liter of red/white wine the duty to be paid is 0.60 Francs/liter. Above that 3.- Francs/additional liter. For beer it is 0.25 Francs/liter.

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That said, the tax/savings/effort calculation for a party hardly makes crossing the border worth while.
Depends on quantities really, and whether you're making a special trip. Some wines are actually much cheaper in the French shops, for example the Tarragona Gran Reserva is eu3.99 in France but chf7.99 in CH. Damned good it is, and for us, given we a) drink a lot and b) cross between the countries on a regular basis, the cost savings are definitely worthwhile.
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Re: Basel best store for fair price wine/beer

I was in Coop yesterday and they have a really good wine sale on right now. Many for 1/3 off.

Unfortunatrely (for me) I was after some easy drinking reds and whilst they did have some potentially great wines on offer they were almost all 14, 14.5 or even 15% alcohol. What's going on? Even the Italian wines were 14%.
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I was in Coop yesterday and they have a really good wine sale on right now. Many for 1/3 off.

Unfortunatrely (for me) I was after some easy drinking reds and whilst they did have some potentially great wines on offer they were almost all 14, 14.5 or even 15% alcohol. What's going on? Even the Italian wines were 14%.
Compared to Thunderbird, 14.5% is a light tipple.
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I was in Coop yesterday and they have a really good wine sale on right now. Many for 1/3 off.

Unfortunatrely (for me) I was after some easy drinking reds and whilst they did have some potentially great wines on offer they were almost all 14, 14.5 or even 15% alcohol. What's going on? Even the Italian wines were 14%.
Wine cordial, dilute to taste
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Hey all,

Hosting a part and also new to the area. Where would be the best place in and around Basel to pickup the lowest pric(ED) wine?


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Short drive, it's called France.
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I was in Coop yesterday and they have a really good wine sale on right now. Many for 1/3 off.

Unfortunatrely (for me) I was after some easy drinking reds and whilst they did have some potentially great wines on offer they were almost all 14, 14.5 or even 15% alcohol. What's going on? Even the Italian wines were 14%.
Were you in the Port section again?
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Hey all,

Hosting a part and also new to the area. Where would be the best place in and around Basel to pickup the lowest pric(ED) wine?


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There is a small selection of wines in box (bag-in-box) which represent good value for money at Coop and Denner.
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There is a small selection of wines in box (bag-in-box) which represent good value for money at Coop and Denner.
Another good note about bag-in-box wines is that they hold from 15 days to 4 weeks after first opening. Whereas wine bottles hold for 2.5 to 3 days at the very max.
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Another good note about bag-in-box wines is that they hold from 15 days to 4 weeks after first opening. Whereas wine bottles hold for 2.5 to 3 days at the very max.

You're lucky, mine last 2 hours max
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