Looks like the Grinch collaborated on this fine holiday release.
BARNAUT BLANC DE NOIRS
BRUT GRAND CRU CHAMPAGNE
anybody know anything about this?
Actually I can still find at least a few good daily drinkers that I'll want to track down.
Lealtanza Rioja - running low on Rioja
Clavel Pic St Loup - my favourite region of Languedoc
CASETTA VIGNA CASE NERE Barolo
Any experience with this one?
+1 on the Grinch comment. Not much here, but at least that leaves room to get more of items already in stores, Classics leftovers, the upcoming online auction....
Is it too early to comment about how anemic the biweekly offerings have been all year? It seems they have sucked it dry with all the other 'special' offers and programs.
Nevertheless, a pitiful few lumps of coal to put in your stocking!
Spare us a couple pence, guv'ner?
Not sure if this interest anyone, but the following wines are in store discoveries.
Ramey Napa Valley Cabernet 2008 $59
Larrivet Haut Brion 2009 $53
These look to be decent values, but we'll likely need to go to Oakville for ISDs. For some reason, Burlington gets left out.
Or Stoney Creek, not too far of a drive.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Fowler52,
Agreed, but still frustrating that Burlington's not included.
For anyone in the area, the most ridiculous tasting bar is set up right now at the Queens Quay LCBO. Highlights include:
NV Krug Grand Cuvee
2003 Dom Perignon Rose
NV Armand de Brignac Brut Gold Champagne
2009 Opus One
2004 Masi Amarone della Valpolicella Mazzano
2004 Masi Amarone della Valpolicella Campolongo di Torbe
2007 Guigal Cote-Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis
2006 Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto Rouge
Two vintages of Haut Brion (didn't see which, but I think one is 2008)
... and a whole bunch more. They're also pouring Louis XIII for those that like Cognac.
Even for those from K-W, it's probably worth the drive in to taste the wines!
so how do you trick them into letting you have more than 3 pours?
You can get four 1/2 oz pours or two 1 oz pours. I had 1/2 oz pours of the Masseto, L'Ermita, Grange, and Insignia. I was listing the other wines for people that might be interested in the rest of the selection available.
Heck, if I wanted to drop more cash, I could pop over tomorrow and try some more.
Not sure if a taste of each is worth $15 per 1/4 ounce....
The Masseto was $11 per half ounce. L'Ermita a little more.
Is this the LCBO response to Tim Hudak?
Having had my wallet cleaned out through lots of other wine purchases recently, I limited myself to just 6 x 2008 Ramey Napa Cabernet Sauvignon from this release.
i would tend to agree but if you are going to drop hundreds of dollars on a bottle of wine it might be considered to due diligence to try before you buy.
I ate (or drank) my own words...went earlier today to try them out. Seems to be a hit, there was quite a crowd around the tasting bar.
They added some '07 haut brion red and '06 white, some '06 Palmer, '98 lynch bages, '08 Margaux, '06 Yquem and '05 ducru when I was there.
I believe that was all there yesterday. I just couldn't remember everything in the cornucopia of riches on the Enomatic. Regardless, it's a great treat!
Way to marginalize everyone that lives outside of TO.
Also, I can understand why they put wines on the tasting bar that are available, but it seems to me that many of these aren't available. I wonder why they would put them out?
EDIT: on second thought, I'm not sure I would want to run up a $50 tab trying measly 1/2oz pours where I can barely get a read on the wines.
I have to agree with you Chris...a 1/2 oz pour where I can't get more than 1, maybe 2, good sips isn't worth it for me.
It's a great idea though, if it were in town I would definetly go check it out. Thanks for the heads up Fut!
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