Vinmonopolet

+47 22 33 45 60 1944 Vika
Olso, 0125
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From Vinmonopolet.no: The Norwegian Wine and Spirits Monopoly Vinmonopolet has the exclusive right to retail wine, spirits and strong beer in Norway. The products are purchased through importers holding the required licence for import. A key element in Norwegian alcohol policy has been to remove the private profit motive from sales of wine, spirits and strong beer. As a result, Vinmonopolet is entirely owned by the state. Eliminating the profit motive gives Vinmonopolet room to manoeuvre in meeting key social objectives, such as securing responsible social control of sales, as well as maintaining operations completely neutral, in the sense that no favouritism is shown between brands, producers, countries or suppliers. Procurement is determined solely by price, quality and customer demand. Vinmonopolet has had an exciting and engrossing history. Its creation, for instance, was virtually imposed on the Norwegian government by France in order to ensure stable distribution of wine to all parts of the Read more »

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  • Château Franc Cardinal Red Bordeaux Blend Côtes de Francs 2005

    Snoothrank:

    Picked up a bottle at the State run wine store while traveling to Norway. They call it the Vinmonopolet and I was expecting monopoly prices, but picked this up for 135 Norwegian Crowns, or about $21 USD. This is an outstanding value at this price. The wine is a bit heavy in tanins right now and could benefit from some cellaring, but is very drin... Read More

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  • One can have different opinions on monopolies, but this is indeed one that is working well. As a wine customer I have had nothing but good experiences. The selection available for order i fantastic, and the service is also very good. Full money back policy for any wine fault or slightest defect, is just one example. The fact that they'll import ...

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