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Where to buy better quality wines on SXM

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Where to buy better quality wines on SXM

I will be spending a week on the island starting January 11th and it is my first time vacationing on SXM. I am in the wine biz in the US and typically travel with a few bottles of my own wine because selection is usually overpriced or quite generic. Does anyone have any recommendations for wine shops on the island with knowledgeable staff? We will have a car so we can go anywhere on the island. In terms of wine, we would be interested in European wines from smaller producers. We are also very interested in Rum and would love to find a place to purchase some bottles form producers that may not be easily found in the US.

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Where to buy better quality wines on SXM

http://www.sxm-shopping.com/alcohol.html

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Many places to visit. Even the local supermarket Le Grand Marche offers wide selections.....

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2. Re: Where to buy better quality wines on SXM

For rum, the choice would be Ma Dou Dou produced locally in French Cul de Sac, between Grand Case and Orient Beach. They have many interesting flavors and each bottle is hand painted. While the rum is available in many locations across the island, you may enjoy a trip to their operation in Cul de Sac.

Edited: 06 January 2014, 14:08
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3. Re: Where to buy better quality wines on SXM

Or get some Guavaberry stuff, apparently that still isn't available in US?

Some details on Ma DouDou: www.ministryofrum.com/producerdetails.php…

Blended Busco: www.ministryofrum.com/producerdetails.php…

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4. Re: Where to buy better quality wines on SXM

For European wine selections & rums (particularly from Martinque & Guadeloupe), I would recommend Bacchus in Hope Estate http://www.bacchussxm.com/winecellar.html Netco http://www.netcosxm.com (website being updated but it has the location details), Select Wine Cellar http://www.selectwinecellar.com & Super U in the Howell Centre, Marigot (a French supermarket chain with a good selection).

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Second Bacchus.

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6. Re: Where to buy better quality wines on SXM

Would also try le Gout du Vin on rue de l'Anguille in Marigot or Grapewine at the rond-point in Cul de Sac

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Le Gout du Vin in Marigot has a great selection of wines and champagne from small producers. Very friendly and very knowledgeable. Ask for Martial. He speaks excellent English and is most helpful. They will deliver to your hotel or villa. What we like is that the wines are stored at proper temperatures and you can also taste before your buy.

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Thank you so much for the tip! Finding wine that's been properly stored in the Caribbean is especially difficult. I will be sure to check it out.

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I will be in St Martin in a week. I really enjoy wine and a group of us have done some very casual tasting that has helped me to be able to understand a little bit. I am hoping to pick up a few bottles of French wine. Do you have any ideas on how I can figure out what to buy and what is a good price? I like most reds and have enjoyed some of the dry French Roses. We are talking inexpensive-- under $20--so maybe this is not realistic.

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