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    KevinS is online now
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    Me And My Arrow

    No, not the dog from the Nilsson song. Veuve Clicquot Arrow, or more correctly, Arrows. I stopped at Segeco this morning to stock up on certain supplies, one of which was a case of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. Les Voiles had just finished, so I asked if they had a case of VC in Arrow tins.

    Some background: A year or so ago Veuve Clicquot started packaging some of their bottles in Arrow-shaped tins. There were 29 different tins. Each of the tins had a city name, and the distance to Reims, home of Veuve Clicquot. Here are the original 29 cities:

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    There was a 30th tin created for the various Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic events.

    There was also a 31st tin created. It’s rarely seen, and some say that there isn’t a 31st tin. But there is. I have several, as do a few other people here. Veuve Clicquot introduced a St Barth tin last year during Les Voiles regatta, and it was available for a few weeks afterwards until supplies ran out. The tin is back this year. Individual tins are available at Marché U for €65.

    When I returned to the villa I was asked what I’m going to do with six VC Arrow tins.

    I didn’t have a good answer.

    Still don’t, LOL.

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    Theresa is offline
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    Re: Me And My Arrow

    Love this Kevin!
    On an island in the sun we'll be playing and having fun.

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    andynap is online now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theresa View Post
    Love this Kevin!
    Only 65 euros.


    Andy

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    KevinS is online now
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    €65 if you buy at Marché U. I buy by the case, from the distributor, and pay 30% less.

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    Veuve Clicquot is cheaper at home than it is here.

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    andynap is online now
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    Yes but I wouldn't be buying a case.


    Andy

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    KevinS is online now
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    I’ll find a way to drink 6 bottles in 2 weeks, starting with a simple villa lunch today - Jambon/Emmenthal sandwiches from Marché U, a few potato chips for crunch, Champagne, and a million dollar view.


    I’m told that U was charging €77.50/ bottle during Les Voiles. That's a bit heavy on the price. Some, and i would be one of them, might call that price gouging.

    It’s worth the climb up the stairs to me.

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    elgreaux is online now
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    Re: Me And My Arrow

    the tins are useful to keep things in...!

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    Patrick is offline
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    Thanks, Kevin - good to know about the price differences. I will be buying a case in June!

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    Tiffany is offline
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    I hope they have one of those left next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
    Thanks, Kevin - good to know about the price differences. I will be buying a case in June!
    Patrick, they way that I look at it, compared to grocery store pricing, if you buy a 6-bottle case then every 3rd bottle is free, LOL.

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    ChasBidd is offline
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    So..... is there a really big decision necessary here?????? Thinking you have it under control. Best,
    Chas

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    Hope Rainmaker gets deleted from your Nilsson playlist, even if you are in a place the sun keeps shining through the pouring rain...

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    Rosemary is offline
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    Fun! Enjoy, Kevin, and best to Kate.

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    KevinS is online now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzy View Post
    Hope Rainmaker gets deleted from your Nilsson playlist, even if you are in a place the sun keeps shining through the pouring rain...
    No Rainmaker here Izzy, and I prefer the Fred Neil original to the Nilsson cover. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cXpkgE2HDfU Both versions are worth listening to though.

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    KevinS is online now
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    Peter, much respect for your VC Photo Essay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinS View Post
    No Rainmaker here Izzy, and I prefer the Fred Neil original to the Nilsson cover. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cXpkgE2HDfU Both versions are worth listening to though.
    A bit ironic that the song Nilsson is probably best remembered for is a cover that replaced one of his own best compositions in the movie soundtrack that brought him attention.... and that Fred Neil, by all accounts one of the best stage performers of the 60's Village folk scene, is best known through cover versions by artists ranging from Roy Orbison through the Airplane, whose inclusion of a phrase from an early Neil song in one of their iconic songs led to an iconic Reagan moment...

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    "He's got a Point there!"


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    Bringing this one back to the top. Does anyone know where I can find one of these tins on the island? Eden Rock has their own version. Looking for the St. Barth one. Thank you!

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    KevinS is online now
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    In past years, the Veuve Clicquot Arrow tins have appeared around the time of Les Voiles de St Barth, which takes place from April 12-18 this year.

    Right now, you might find a tin at Marché U. They had some in stock in November (€50.99 for a single bottle, €67.90 for a bottle in a tin.) Your best bet would be at Segeco, the distributor. If you’re on the island during Les Voiles, or in the few months after, your chances of finding a tin are always much better. You’ll always find the best price at Segeco.

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    That is a classic- maybe it will become always available? Are the other 30 tins produced at certain times or are readily available?

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    The tins were in abundance at Marche U during the Bucket in mid/late March.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elgreaux View Post
    the tins are useful to keep things in...!
    Exactly Ellen, re-purpose !

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    Quote Originally Posted by FamilyTraveler View Post
    Bringing this one back to the top. Does anyone know where I can find one of these tins on the island? Eden Rock has their own version. Looking for the St. Barth one. Thank you!
    if you can’t find it in one of the stores, try https://www.stbarthswine.com/

    i got a tin from him - I’m on the island now

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    I tried the distributor and the wine shop in Gustavia with no luck. The wine shop in Gustavia advised about the April timing. Sadly we will not be here then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FamilyTraveler View Post
    I tried the distributor and the wine shop in Gustavia with no luck. The wine shop in Gustavia advised about the April timing. Sadly we will not be here then.
    Try the American Gourmet (can’t remember if that’s the exact name) in Gustavia. They still had some in December last year.

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    segeco still has some at the point in gustavia. they are located not far from the wall house museum, if you make a left turn just before the restaurant you will see a construction site surrounded by wooden walls. park immediately after the turn, then walk up the spiral staircase, and you can buy the tins there.

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    Segeco is Neighbor of Guerite restaurant, the Former Wall House location if your remember that.
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    I haven't been in Segeco for a few years when I bought a case of Veuve there. Is it only for buying bulk items?
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