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Portsmouth (NH, USA) wine stores ?

Maximilien Jul 31, 2013 07:23 AM

Going down to the beach next week (from Montréal QC), and will be going to Portsmouth NH for one afternoon/evening.

Any worthwhile wine store in the area ?

I'm looking for US wines and maybe some hard to get gin.



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    LeRique RE: Maximilien Jul 31, 2013 07:52 AM

    The state liquor store has a complete selecition of wines gin and its cheap with no tax and as a result the selection at private stores is limited.Its at the circle 5 min from downtown Portsmouth Cheers!

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      FriedClamFanatic RE: LeRique Jul 31, 2013 06:12 PM

      I suspect you will be pleased with the selection.............And VERY pleased with the prices in the NH liquor stores! I miss them so!

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        Maximilien RE: LeRique Aug 1, 2013 07:38 AM

        Thanks, I did not know about the state liquor stores.

        Will look at that.


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          pinehurst RE: Maximilien Aug 1, 2013 07:42 AM


          Here is the current online "ad" for the NH Liquor stores. We live on the MA border and the stores are the first place we look when we need wine/spirits.


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        Dave B RE: Maximilien Jul 31, 2013 06:08 PM

        Not quite wine and not quite gin, about 15 minutes from Portsmouth is Sea Hagg rum distillery. Small batch. I was there a few weeks ago and you can go in and sample and look at the operation while you're in the area. Small place! They're doing some cool stuff with distilling.


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          Maximilien RE: Dave B Aug 1, 2013 07:40 AM

          Nice! we will be in Hampton Beach, so it is on the way to Portsmouth.


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          BoNapateet RE: Maximilien Aug 1, 2013 11:05 AM

          Right at the rotary in Portsmouth is the New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet store. Big stock, good prices, and tax free.

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            windward RE: Maximilien Aug 13, 2013 07:21 AM

            McKinnon's Butcher Shop has a good selection of Wine & Beers.
            Trader Joe's too!

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