So, just checked a random French supermarket website, Carrefour - absolutely massive.
Their wine page:
No Australian, German, USA, Chile, Argentina, South African wines to be had.
Go to their spirits page and you only get whisky. No gin, vodka, rum, nothing exotic at all.
I checked for a bottle of champagne we quite like to splash around at Xmas, Lanson Black Label.
At carrefour it's E30 which is around £24.
At Asda it's £20.
Which basically means I better get me ass down there before it runs out.
But yes, very good stuff in France, but nothing special compared to what we have this side of the channel.
I am working with quite a few Continental Europeans right now and they say the selection is better here and the quality just as good if not better. They are always saying it's brilliant that they can buy their home brands in supermarkets over here.
I now find continental Europe very expensive.
Grass is always greener.