Tips for the Wine Fair

guide to wine fair



The Foire aux vins (or rather, Foires aux vins) offers wine lovers the chance to discover delicious little nuggets at unbeatable prices. Who hasn’t dreamed of such a scenario? To walk into your favorite supermarket and find THE rare gem for a pittance? Let’s see if it’s possible and try to work out a shopping plan!

Exploring the Foire aux Vins:

First of all, unless you’re lucky, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to find real wines from winemakers in supermarkets during the Wine Fair. However, some chains do offer some nice references (such as Château Montus 2010 at Carrefour Market), so there’s always hope. Of course, it’s best to avoid offers like “6 bottles bought = 6 bottles free” (and even more so offers like “1 bottle bought = 1 bottle free”), as these hide (very badly) wines whose stocks have yet to be sold out, and are generally good to throw away…

Strategic Purchases:

To avoid disappointment at the Foire aux vins, plan your purchases carefully: what will I buy? When will I drink the wine? Will I keep the wine for a few weeks/months, or several years? The answers to these questions will enable you to see more clearly and analyze the various Wine Fair catalogs. Another tip: you may find some big names during the Foire aux Vins (Yquem, Latour, etc….), but these are generally not perfect deals.

Maximizing Your Wine Experience:

As you navigate the Wine Fair, keep in mind the importance of preserving and serving your wines with care. With Wikeeps’ Essentiel and Grandioso wine preservation and serving systems, you can enjoy a bottle up to 20 days after opening, ensuring that every sip is as fresh and flavorful as the first. Additionally, Wikeeps offers Wibox refrigeration systems, perfect for housing your best Wine Fair finds and maintaining them at the optimum temperature for maximum enjoyment.


Whether you’re a seasoned wine enthusiast or just beginning to explore the world of wine, the Foire aux vins presents a unique opportunity to discover new and exciting wines at exceptional prices. By approaching the Wine Fair with a strategic plan and the right tools for preserving and serving your wines, you can make the most of this annual event and stock up on quality wines to enjoy for weeks and months to come. Cheers to a successful and satisfying Foire aux vins experience!