If you are looking to pick up alcohol for a last minute plan any minimart in Vientiane such as K-mart, D-mart, and Mini BigC etc would do, but if you love your liquor – the following shops are absolutely worth a visit.
BLV Wines & Whisky
BLV Wines & Whisky carries a premium and exquisite range of Wines, whisky and other alcohol. It specializes in French Wines and offers a great premium variety.
Open Daily: 8am – 8pm
Tel: 021 263170, 020 98880550
FB: BLV Wines & Whisky Shop
Café Vanille is known for its handful exquisite selection of French wines in limited quantities and quality rums. The prices are reasonable.
Cafe Vanille 2
Daily: 7:00 – 21:00, Monday is closed.
Café Vanille 2 offers similar variety as the first branch and its exquisite selection is reasonably priced.
LaOlive has a huge variety of Spanish wines, I recommend this little shop. You will also find Spanish delicacies – olives, figs, olive oil, cheese, chorizo and jamon – all amazing sides to pair with the wines!
This wine shop has a large selection of Italian wines. If you are not an Italian wine connoisseur, you can use the map of wine regions of Italy to learn and select your wine consciously. In addition to Italian wines, they also offer prosecco or French wines. Pair your wines with Italian cheese, salami and ham. They offer seating, so you can relish the wine paired with a side dish with your friends. Prices are above market average, with the starting range of 150 000 kips.
Daily: 8:00 – 20:00
Tel: 020 54 540 066
Offering a wide selection of wines from France, Chile, Italy, Argentina, South Africa and New Zealand, the Simuang gourmet is best! The variety is prominent in red wines, exceptional in white and a few rose wines. They also offer sparkling wines and prosecco. The starting range of the wines are 100 000 kips.
Simeuang Mini-Mart and Bakery
Daily: 7:30 – 20:00
Tel: 020 5454 0066
Varieties of alcohol at the Simuang Mini-Mart is basic, yet better than local minimarkets. They offer a basic selection of wines. There are wines from France, Chile, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Italy, Champagne, Prosecco, Sparkling wines. In other liquors, they offer vodka, gins, whisky, liqueurs, rums, bourbons. Wine prices start around 150 000 kips and other alcohol prices are average when compared to the market prices.
Bazaar-B Cash&Carry Trading Company Limited
This shop is located on the outskirts of town. They have a wide variety of wines, besides the traditional wines from France, Spain, Chile and Italy, you can also find wines from Bulgaria and Austria – as well as champagne and prosecco. Other forms of alcohol are limited in variety, such as vodka, whisky and gin. Wine prices are lower than average market prices, while other alcohol prices match the market prices.
Rimping offers an exquisite selection of imported goods from all over the world. The wines are sourced from Argentina, Chile, France, New Zealand, South Africa, and Spain. Supply of liquors is very broad and diverse – absinthe, bourbons, cognacs, bitters, liqueurs, tequila, etc. And, they always have parking!
Siavone minimart offers a great deal on wines and alcohols. It is open every day, even on holidays. Wine and alcohol prices are average. Wines are from France, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa and Italy. They offer several types of whisky, vodka, rums, gins, bourbons, tequila and liqueurs as well.
Vansom wine shop
If you like classic wine shops, Vansom wine shop is the best choice for you. The environment is very pleasant and it is very organized to help you select a wine according to your taste. Wines are divided into – medium bodied, rich and powerful reds, fruity wines, soft and buttery wines, crisp and lovely, sweet wines and sparkling wines and champagne. They are imported from Australia, Chile, Spain, France, Germany, South Africa, Italy, New Zealand, Argentina. You will also find whisky, cognacs, vodka, Martini, etc. They also offer accessories such as wine glasses and decanters.
This shop is designed to look like a wine cellar – a dark space where the walls are lined with wine racks, from floor to ceiling. The wines here are mainly sourced from France. They do offer other liquor such as champagne, whisky, absinth, bourbon, Martini, several types of vodka, rums, cognacs and gins. The starting price range for the Wine is 100 000 kip and the prices for other liquors is the market average. They also offer wine glasses for sale.
Vanniyom Wine Store 1, 2 and 3
This shop will impress you with its huge variety, you can find almost anything you think of! They have wines from France, America, Argentina, Australia, Chile, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa and Spain. They also have a great selection of other alcohol – such as gins, cognacs, liqueurs, whisky, vodka, absinth, rum, tequila. You can also find Martini, Cinzano, Prosecco, Sparkling wine and Champagne here. The price range is the lowest in the city and they have three branches.
Cloud 9 is very well-organized store with a large selection of alcohol. The shop offers more than 400 different whiskies, more than 100 vodkas, 80 cognacs/Brandies, 70 rums, 60 tequilas, 60 gins, bitters, aperitifs and nearly 150 specialist liqueurs. You can also buy 40 different champagnes, 70 sparkling wines and wines from French, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, USA and Spain. They also have a variety of syrups (especially Monin) for making different cocktails. The price range is among the lowest in the city.
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by Marketa Peresta, copyright J&C Services 01/2020