Speaking of foie gras, it's amazing how much it costs here (I know, it's a supply and demand thing) than in France. I was shocked when we were there a few years ago and could buy whole cans of foie gras for about $3, and lots of different brands/choices, at a place that was essentially a Walmart. You could buy TVs, needles and thread, wine--literally everything there, including groceries that are fantastic to us but obviously quite normal to them.
My wine shopping and I have never had a problem. Just a perpetual race between the bankruptcy court and Hell.--Rogov