Hotel Palais Cardinal

Place du 11 Novembre 1918, Saint-Emilion, 33330, France
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Forum Posts

Taxes and shipping

by Joantonnon

How do you know if you can ship a wine to a State and how do you retrieve it when it gets to its destination and how do you go about figuring out what the taxes will be when you get it.

We are from Washington State and we will be in this area next month.

Thank you for your help.


RE: Taxes and shipping


If you're buying wine in France, ask the shop or wherever you're buying (winefarmer or such), to ship it for you with the correct papers. They'll give you the receipt with which you can get your VAT back when you leave the country and then when it arrives at your address you will pay VAT when it's delivered to you.

RE: Taxes and shipping

by Beausoleil

Since Washington is a wine-producing state, they may have restrictions on how much, if any, wine you can send back. Check for any restrictions.

Other than that, as mentioned above, the seller will know all the procedures. If you choose to mail it yourself, La Poste will also have all the necessary forms for you to fill out.

Enjoy your trip.

RE: Taxes and shipping

by Beausoleil

Sorry, you asked how you retrieve the wine. Unless you are shipping a carload of wine, it will be delivered to your door by the US Post, UPS or whomever you choose as your shipper.

Travel Tips for Saint-Émilion

The Collegiate Church

by Toyin

You are sure to find Saint Emilion charming from the moment you see the church bell tower. It is located 35 KM noth east of Bordeaux, between Libourne and Castillon-La-Bataille. This medieval town stands proudly at the top of a hill overlooking the Dordogne valley.

Château La Croix des Ducs

by Jmill42

If you chose to tour the vineyard I did, be aware that their wines are very heavy on the tannins. Obviously, they are concentrating on producing a wine that ages long in your cellar. I, not being a wine expert, knew enough not to make the "bitter beer face" when I tasted the wine. Please do the same.

FYI: I was trying the wine from THAT years harvest, and they recommend that their wines age 2 years in their barrels and then another 5-7 in your cellar. This means that in 7-9 years the tannins will have softened dramatically and allow for a very smooth wine. Being that this vineyard has produced award winning wines, I think they know what they are talking about.

Exploring the town

by Gypsystravels

There are various vantage points where you can get a wonderful view of the town below.

Not sure where this particular pic was taken, but it was a wonderful sight.

The town is a very small and walkable town.

The Bell Tower of the Monolithic Church

by Toyin

Located directly on top of the monolitic church, the bell tower was built between the twelft and the fifteen centuries. It towers 133meters over the Place du Marché which makes it the second highest in the department of Gironde after Saint - Michel in Bordeaux.

Wine tasting and training

by Mique

When we walked into this place it was advertised that they would give an english wine-class but since it was the 31st of december that was not true. Luckily business was slow that day or maybe just because we are very nice people he gave us a short introduction to wine and wine tasting for free. Very nice and much fun.

Of course we did buy wine there. Very good wine too i must admit. The address is:

Vignobles & Chateaux
4, Rue du Clocher
33330 Saint-Emilion
tel: +33 (0) 557 246 101

Wine classes every day at 11, 15 (english) and 17.30 from half march to half november. During the winter period the classes are by appointment only.

Prices (2003) 20 euro per person.


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Address: Place du 11 Novembre 1918, Saint-Emilion, 33330, France