Given the popularity of the many LCBO-bashing threads that criticise them for charging too much and not letting us have enough high rating-point wines, I thought its time to stop sawing that same old log and take a different road.

So here's my first price alert...

2003 Azelia Barolo has been reduced from $53 to $42

It may not be your very best Barolo, but a good buy at the new price. Some stores don't seem to realise this has happened and their shelf stickers still reflect the original price, but you will get the lower price when you go to cash out.
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Good find. Also a decent buy is the '03 Scavino (normale) Barolo has also been on sale for a while at $45 from about $55.

On using the term "LCBO bashing", I'm not sure that's a fair thing to say. Reporting that Bordeaux costing $100 at LCBO is badly priced when it costs $60 elsewhere is not "bashing" but simply stating a fact.

I remember another "inventory clearance" sale thread which recommended the Torbreck Struie at $45 sale prices as a good buy. Also, with every Vintages Release thread are posts recommending good value wines. I remember one thread a while ago recommending the Madrigal from California for $20 when the same costs $35 in the US. Whether good bargains or bad deals, people here report the facts.

It's just that it's much more the case that prices are higher at LCBO that it appears is "bashing"; but instead, good or bad, it's calling a spade a spade.
Stevey - I wasn't objecting to the LCBO-bashing. It's well-deserved, and I generally share in the sentiments expressed. And I am a definite Libertarian-minded supporter of Slan's opinion that the government should get the **** out of the beverage business and other places it doesn't belong.

I do, however, think that we could use a thread that focuses on any opportunities that can be found at the LCBO for a good buy.

P.S. - Good point about the 03 Scavino. I had forgotten about that one.
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Originally posted by on the wine:
Given the popularity of the many LCBO-bashing threads that criticise them for charging too much and not letting us have enough high rating-point wines, I thought its time to stop sawing that same old log and take a different road.

So here's my first price alert...

2003 Azelia Barolo has been reduced from $53 to $42

It may not be your very best Barolo, but a good buy at the new price. Some stores don't seem to realise this has happened and their shelf stickers still reflect the original price, but you will get the lower price when you go to cash out.


Thanks for the heads up, good idea for a thread BTW.
The LCBO has this 90-91 point Barolo on sale as well, SEGHESIO BAROLO VIGNETO LA VILLA 2003
Was $55 now $43.00 Smile
And since our out-of-town friends are dumping on 2003 Barolo, it reminds me that one of the more enjoyable wines I've had recently is...

2003 Corino Barolo @ $43

It was released through the in-store discovery program on March 15 and there's still some of it around. It's a very nicely blended (not single vineyard) Barolo for a decent price.
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Originally posted by on the wine:
Stevey - I wasn't objecting to the LCBO-bashing. It's well-deserved, and I generally share in the sentiments expressed. And I am a definite Libertarian-minded supporter of Slan's opinion that the government should get the **** out of the beverage business and other places it doesn't belong.


No sweat, agree that this would be a great thread to start because good deals are relatively rare at LCBO!

Here's another one of a very limited nature... was just at Summerhill after lunch today and see two bottles of '05 Beaucastel Hommage in the coolers. Probably a return from the May Classics. The $325 asking is a very good price but alas too rich for my blood and thus still there begging to be picked up.
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Originally posted by Stevey:
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Originally posted by on the wine:
Stevey - I wasn't objecting to the LCBO-bashing. It's well-deserved, and I generally share in the sentiments expressed. And I am a definite Libertarian-minded supporter of Slan's opinion that the government should get the **** out of the beverage business and other places it doesn't belong.


No sweat, agree that this would be a great thread to start because good deals are relatively rare at LCBO!

Here's another one of a very limited nature... was just at Summerhill after lunch today and see two bottles of '05 Beaucastel Hommage in the coolers. Probably a return from the May Classics. The $325 asking is a very good price but alas too rich for my blood and thus still there begging to be picked up.


They were just available at SAQ for $249 - might still be available
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Originally posted by theweb:
They were just available at SAQ for $249 - might still be available


Wait a minute... wasn't this suppose to be an bash-free LCBO zone? ;-)

Seriously though $249 is a great price for this wine! It's selling $400+ in many places in the US.
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Originally posted by screwtop:
I just bought a bottle of Heartland Director's Cut Shiraz for $27, reduced from $32. The first time I tried this wine I loved it, the second time, not so much. This third time should tell me if I stock up or not.
$27 sounds like a very good price for that wine. I bought one bottle of the current release (@$32) and liked it as much as I did a couple of years ago. Do let us know how it went with the third bottle.
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Originally posted by Stevey:
Another good one is the 2002 Langoa Barton on sale for a while now at $50. Not sure why it's not being picked up faster at this price point but it's one of the extremely rare cases where a Bordeaux is priced well at LCBO.
I noticed today that the $50 price for 02 Langoa-Barton is a price reduction (from ~$60). That's likely because nobody is buying wines from that vintage. I also noticed that the 04 is $60. So would you say that the 02 is a better value? (Has anyone tasted them?)
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the 1996 Lanessan should be worth checking out for $35. A 12 year old Bordeaux with some legs at a decent price.

The '96 Lanessan is a decent wine for a decent price. The '96 Duhart-Milon is an exceptional wine for a decent price (if you can find it).
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the 1996 Lanessan should be worth checking out for $35. A 12 year old Bordeaux with some legs at a decent price.

The '96 Lanessan is a decent wine for a decent price. The '96 Duhart-Milon is an exceptional wine for a decent price (if you can find it).


maybe so, but I was referring to something fairly readily available on LCBO shelves today
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Originally posted by on the wine:
I noticed today that the $50 price for 02 Langoa-Barton is a price reduction (from ~$60). That's likely because nobody is buying wines from that vintage. I also noticed that the 04 is $60. So would you say that the 02 is a better value? (Has anyone tasted them?)


2002 was a good (not great) year and drinking window is probably at least 5 years away. For frame of reference, I think both the '02 and '04 Langoa Barton were rated 90 by RP.

Many are back filling 2001-2004 in response to high 2005 price. In the context of outrageous LCBO prices for bordeaux, I consider $50 for the Langoa Barton to be in the good value window but not $60.
I've seen some stores start to clear inventory with 30% discounts again recently. (They stopped doing this before the Christmas season.) Some of the wines I have picked up over the past week are:

2004 Tawse Chardonnay Robyn's Block @$33 (reg $48)
2004 Ch Grand Puy Lacoste @$48 (reg $69)
2004 Ch Bellegrave @$31 (reg $45)
2004 Bouchard Volnay Caillerets @$43 (reg $62)
2005 Vincent Sauvestre Corton-Marechandes @$40 (reg $58)
2004 Vasse Felix Heytsbury Cabernet Sauvignon @$40 (reg $58) - I actually only paid $25 for this due to a pricing error
2004 Burge Family Olive Hill @$30 (reg $44)
2001 Quercetto La Corte @$49 (reg $59)
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Originally posted by on the wine:
I picked up a couple more bottles of 2003 Chapoutier Chante Alouette Hermitage Blanc which has been reduced to $60.75 from its original price of $75.


Thank-you for pointing that out. I backed the truck up today. Smile
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Originally posted by WineDaddy:
Which stores have them on sale? I was in Sherwood Forrest this afternoon and they knew nothing about it. They scanned the Volnay and the Heytsbury and the regular prices came up.

Would love to pick some up. Thanks.


I second that question... in both Vintages.com and LCBO.com there is nothing showing these special prices.
I'm looking mainly for the 2004 Ch Grand Puy Lacoste @$48.
Any advice... Advanced thanks, Gaby.
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Originally posted by on the wine:
I went there once about 4 years ago. Waste of time.

However, if you want to hear another reason why the LCBO should be privatised, ask someone why the clearance centre is located at Rexdale Blvd instead of Ajax as originally planned.


Okay I give up...why is it in Rexdale? BTW TIA!
Unfortunately I have to give up too! Big Grin I was told the story a couple of years ago, but now I can't remember the sordid details any more. However, it did have the usual wretched plot involving some kind of personal monetary gain by one of our politicians. Are you surprised? (naturally, what else would you expect?)

Meanwhile, speaking of monetary gain, I found another in-store markdown...

2004 Ch Beausejour Duffau @ $48 (reg $69)
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Originally posted by on the wine:
Unfortunately I have to give up too! Big Grin I was told the story a couple of years ago, but now I can't remember the sordid details any more. However, it did have the usual wretched plot involving some kind of personal monetary gain by one of our politicians. Are you surprised? (naturally, what else would you expect?)
Meanwhile, speaking of monetary gain, I found another in-store markdown...

2004 Ch Beausejour Duffau @ $48 (reg $69)


Thanks for that! No surprises here on lining someone's wallet a bit..... Big Grin

BTW, sorry to ask but I'm ssuming that the in-store discounts are in the DuPont Street Store?

Thanks again.
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it did have the usual wretched plot involving some kind of personal monetary gain by one of our politicians


I'd be surprised if that was true, but I would not be surprised if it was put there for votes or some other political benefit. In fact, I'd be surprised if it wasn't....
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Originally posted by GPCi:
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Originally posted by WineDaddy:
Which stores have them on sale? I was in Sherwood Forrest this afternoon and they knew nothing about it. They scanned the Volnay and the Heytsbury and the regular prices came up.

Would love to pick some up. Thanks.




I second that question... in both Vintages.com and LCBO.com there is nothing showing these special prices.
I'm looking mainly for the 2004 Ch Grand Puy Lacoste @$48.
Any advice... Advanced thanks, Gaby.


They have 8 bottles at the First Canadian Place store, but they're all scanning at $65.
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it did have the usual wretched plot involving some kind of personal monetary gain by one of our politicians


I'd be surprised if that was true, but I would not be surprised if it was put there for votes or some other political benefit. In fact, I'd be surprised if it wasn't....

I'm with bman on this one.
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Originally posted by TheEngineer:
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Originally posted by on the wine:
Unfortunately I have to give up too! Big Grin I was told the story a couple of years ago, but now I can't remember the sordid details any more. However, it did have the usual wretched plot involving some kind of personal monetary gain by one of our politicians. Are you surprised? (naturally, what else would you expect?)
Meanwhile, speaking of monetary gain, I found another in-store markdown...

2004 Ch Beausejour Duffau @ $48 (reg $69)


Thanks for that! No surprises here on lining someone's wallet a bit..... Big Grin

BTW, sorry to ask but I'm ssuming that the in-store discounts are in the DuPont Street Store?

Thanks again.
Lately that's where I have been finding many of the most recent markdowns.
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Originally posted by bman:
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it did have the usual wretched plot involving some kind of personal monetary gain by one of our politicians


I'd be surprised if that was true, but I would not be surprised if it was put there for votes or some other political benefit. In fact, I'd be surprised if it wasn't....

I'm with bman on this one.
Your belief in the honesty of our politicians is touching. Big Grin However, the story I was told did involve some money being made from either the sale or leasing of land/retail facilities. I can assure you there were no votes obtained by moving the store to the vicinity of Rexdale Blvd and the 401.
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Originally posted by on the wine:
I picked up a couple more bottles of 2003 Chapoutier Chante Alouette Hermitage Blanc which has been reduced to $60.75 from its original price of $75.


Thank-you for pointing that out. I backed the truck up today. Smile


They appear to only have three left so back up soon Smile

It appears Dominus has arrived as well...there was a dozen or so case out in the back that I could see...no prices yet though.

A magnum of the 2003 Alion in the Queen's Quay store for $160 (or $180 I can't remember) OWC.
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Originally posted by Bill@IA:
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Originally posted by on the wine:
I picked up a couple more bottles of 2003 Chapoutier Chante Alouette Hermitage Blanc which has been reduced to $60.75 from its original price of $75.


Thank-you for pointing that out. I backed the truck up today. Smile


They appear to only have three left so back up soon Smile

It appears Dominus has arrived as well...there was a dozen or so case out in the back that I could see...no prices yet though.

A magnum of the 2003 Alion in the Queen's Quay store for $160 (or $180 I can't remember) OWC.


Which store did you see this at?
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I can assure you there were no votes obtained by moving the store to the vicinity of Rexdale Blvd and the 401.



Maybe not directly, but if someone made money or realized some other benefit because of it, I bet the politician responsible expected to see some downstream electoral gain: influence over other voters, campaign contributions, whatever.
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Originally posted by TheEngineer:
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Originally posted by Bill@IA:
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Originally posted by on the wine:
I picked up a couple more bottles of 2003 Chapoutier Chante Alouette Hermitage Blanc which has been reduced to $60.75 from its original price of $75.


Thank-you for pointing that out. I backed the truck up today. Smile


They appear to only have three left so back up soon Smile

It appears Dominus has arrived as well...there was a dozen or so case out in the back that I could see...no prices yet though.

A magnum of the 2003 Alion in the Queen's Quay store for $160 (or $180 I can't remember) OWC.


Which store did you see this at?


Both the Chante Alouette and the Dominus were at the DuPont street (spadina) store. The Dominus was stacked up in the back storage area ......enroute to the washroom in the back.

The 2003 Alion was at the Queen's Quay large stand alone store (not the one in the mall with Loblaws). It is standing in the rear just before you get into the newly constructed vintages area. There are a couple of Champagne and australian mags along side it.
Yesterday I bought 04 Cedro do Noval @19 at the Lansdowne St LCBO in Peterborough.

I also saw that 04 Chateau Desmirail has been reduced from $44 to $36 system-wide. I have the impression that this wine is not so good but can't find much said about it - except for one negative write-up on Cellartracker. Has anyone else tried it?
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Originally posted by Greg H:
Hello

does anyone have the web site for the entire list of markdowns??

Here was url for the Jan 2008 Markdowns as an example - but I can;t remember where I got it from ...

http://www.freewebs.com/winething7/


Hi - the link is a prior Markdown -- a more recent link is www.freewebs.com/winething8
that became effective May 12, 2008.

The most common question a customer asks me when they see something on sale is: "what's wrong with it?"

Of the 150 products that went on Markdown, I'd say only 50 skus fell into the 'deal' category and these had a red 'PICK' note in the margins.

Many of the 'Picks' were sold in a matter of days so I'd not waste time trying to find them. Future Markdowns will be noted and a link will be noted when the time comes at www.freewebs.com/nickswine

Click on #32318 to see what I mean by 'good deals' ...

CHEERS
Apologies for bringing up an old thread but just want to say I was at Bayview Village LCBO and found the 2004 Chateau Saint Paul CdP on sale for $28 from $35. This is a pretty good price from a decent CdP producer.

Picked one up and the wine is very much a CdP, a bit on the sweet end of the spectrum with not great but sufficient complexity to make it worthwhile. Medium body, easy drinking and excellent fruit balanced by just enough tannins, good value for $28. Not much left. This will go fast.
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Apologies for bringing up an old thread but just want to say I was at Bayview Village LCBO and found the 2004 Chateau Saint Paul CdP on sale for $28 from $35. This is a pretty good price from a decent CdP producer.

Picked one up and the wine is very much a CdP, a bit on the sweet end of the spectrum with not great but sufficient complexity to make it worthwhile. Medium body, easy drinking and excellent fruit balanced by just enough tannins, good value for $28. Not much left. This will go fast.
It's been quite a while since I have seen a CdP at this price level. It pulls it into my daily-drinker window, so I picked up the last 2 bottles this morning. Thanks for the info.
The Dupont St LCBO is doing a whole bunch of markdowns (-30%) today in their Vintages section. I just purchased...

NV Legras Brut Blancs de Blancs $32
2006 Michel Picard Puligny-Montrachet $36
2005 Beaurenard CdP $30
2006 Clos Calvaire CdP $23
2000 Batasiolo Barolo Boscareto $43
2005 Giuseppe Campagnola Amarone $32
2004 Yalumba Signature $31
2005 Bouchard Signature Marconnets $34
2006 Chateau Mirausse Le Grand Penchant $13 (probably the best value of the bunch)
The Covenant @ $34 is what the price should've been in the fist place instead of the ridiculous $49 that LCBO started with. The Guidalberto is good at $49. This is the 2nd wine of Sassicaia, so it's got good lineage.

Continuing with the QPR theme, the '05 Esporao Reserva is one of the better wines I've had from Portugal and appears to be just silently release. I originally found out about this at Chiado (a Portuguese restaurant) when I had the '04 vintage and loved it. The '05 has the acidic umph to go with hearty meals with a deep blackberry taste and just enough tannins to give it some depth and backbone. I'm buying more.

I found this wine available at 3 locations I visited the past week (Summerhill, Queen's Quay and Leaside). Good value, IMHO, for about $25.
I found some of these in Markham (Bullock Dr.) but some are also available elsewhere:
2002 Poesia (38463) was $58, now $49
2003 Altair (38430) was $63, now $53.90 (I pick one up)
2003 Delheim Grand Reserve (35394) was $36, now $29.90
2004 Castagna Genesis Syrah (53298) was $95, now $79.90
2004 Boisrenard CDP (964585) was $72, now $59.80
2004 Alain Voge Cornas Vieilles Vignes (8177) was $64, now $54.90
There was also some Burgundy but I don't remember which.
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The Covenant @ $34 is what the price should've been in the fist place ...
I find that this is often the case with the LCBO sales. But you can't bring everything in from out of the country and expect to get away without paying duty for all of it, so their sales just restore order to the pricing at LCBO (sometimes).
Yeah, agree 100% and it would be a waste of my 1.5L duty free room on the Covenent. But I still remember not too long ago when LCBO prices on Aussie wines were pretty good and you can get good deals.

Those days are long long gone and sometimes the prices are really hard to swallow. For example, from the Oct 11th Aussie release catalogue...

'05 Penfolds RWT: LCBO=$134; US=$80-85
'06 Torbreck Juveniles: LCBO=$30; US=$16-17

These are not wines I'd bring in from the US, but there's no way I'll submit to being ripped off buying from LCBO at those prices.
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Originally posted by Stevey:
Yeah, agree 100% and it would be a waste of my 1.5L duty free room on the Covenent. But I still remember not too long ago when LCBO prices on Aussie wines were pretty good and you can get good deals.

Those days are long long gone and sometimes the prices are really hard to swallow. For example, from the Oct 11th Aussie release catalogue...

'05 Penfolds RWT: LCBO=$134; US=$80-85
'06 Torbreck Juveniles: LCBO=$30; US=$16-17

These are not wines I'd bring in from the US, but there's no way I'll submit to being ripped off buying from LCBO at those prices.


Aussies are being dumped in the US now, whereas a few years ago importers were making a killing.

I think it is still generally true that we pay over 100% in total markups/taxes. This means that our pricing will never even come close to anything being offered on low margins in the US.

Any time we 'seem' to get competitive pricing it is actually an illusion... we're still being fleeced, but for various reasons (usually scarcity) the free market elsewhere is marking product up by more than 100%. DRC anyone?
The website is not showing these wines as marked down. I just checked the following: Beaurenard, Batasiolo Boscareto, Yalumba Signature (website shows 2003, FYI). Guess it must be local PCs' whims, but even then I thought they were restricted to 15% reductions, max?
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Originally posted by bman:
The website is not showing these wines as marked down. I just checked the following: Beaurenard, Batasiolo Boscareto, Yalumba Signature (website shows 2003, FYI). Guess it must be local PCs' whims, but even then I thought they were restricted to 15% reductions, max?
The in-store Vintages PCs are allowed to go to -30%. There are some conditions, but any store that really wants to can meet or get around these conditions. And they can go to -20% with almost no conditions at all.

That said, I am finding that more and more stores are cutting back on the discount levels. Don't know why, unless they like having old inventory hanging around. The Laird St store has had 3 375s of 03 Maculan Acininobili sittintg on the sales shelf marked down from $79 to $63 for months now. They may still be there when they knock the store down... Big Grin
Saw about 10 bottles of 2005 Château Fleur Cardinale at Summerhill yesterday at futures price of $57. This is selling in the US for $80+ today. You'll never find a RP=95 score Bordeaux at LCBO again for under $60.

Update Oct 20: They're all gone!
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Originally posted by Stevey:
Saw about 10 bottles of 2005 Château Fleur Cardinale at Summerhill yesterday at futures price of $57. This is selling in the US for $80+ today. You'll never find a RP=95 score Bordeaux at LCBO again for under $60.

Update Oct 20: They're all gone!


Thanks for those 3 bottles Stevey, just picked them up!
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Another good one is the 2002 Langoa Barton on sale for a while now at $50. Not sure why it's not being picked up faster at this price point but it's one of the extremely rare cases where a Bordeaux is priced well at LCBO.


How about the deal for the 2005 Montirius Le Clos - now marked down to $22.95 -- for full info, please click here: http://www.freewebs.com/winething9/2005%20Montirius%20V...yras%20Le%20Clos.doc

Still some around at various stores.
Looks like more wines have been reduced to clear. E.g., the Schubert Pinot Noir recommended by nicos in a previous thread has been reduced to $32 from $38.

Another that caught my eye is the 2002 Bon Pasteur Pomerol reduced from $69 to $66. The $3 off was what caught my eye. Why even bother? Roll Eyes
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Originally posted by Stevey:
Looks like more wines have been reduced to clear. E.g., the Schubert Pinot Noir recommended by nicos in a previous thread has been reduced to $32 from $38.

Another that caught my eye is the 2002 Bon Pasteur Pomerol reduced from $69 to $66. The $3 off was what caught my eye. Why even bother? Roll Eyes



I find this sale interesting.... The 1500mL bottle of the 2007 Little Penguin Chardonnay is selling for $12.95 -- while the 750mL bottle of the same product is still $10.95 . Seems to be a deal if you like Chardonnay.

BTW I took as much of the Le Clos as possible and moved it lickity split.... at $22.95 a proverbial deal.

Wait till you see the next round of De-List for Sale coming soon... Am working on a 'good' version to be posted that offers as much detail as possible regarding press received for each wine being marked down.

CHEERS
Nick
www.freewebs.com/nickswine
Here's the March 2nd delist product list:

LCBO No Description Size (ML) New Old Diff.
42077 GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN CHEMIN DE LA JUSTICE 2006 750 45.65 55.95 -10.3
61085 OMAKA SPRINGS ESTATES FALVEYS PINOT NOIR 2006 750 20.15 23.95 -3.8
62547 LEASINGHAM BIN 56 CABERNET/MALBEC 2005 750 24.6 29.95 -5.35
68916 TURKEY FLAT ROSÉ 2007 750 17.6 20.95 -3.35
71159 BÖTZINGER PINOT GRIS KABINETT DRY 2007 750 13.8 16.95 -3.15
71191 DOMAINE SORIN TERRA AMATA CÔTES DE PROVENCE ROSÉ 2007 750 14.65 16.95 -2.3
72850 MORNINGTON ESTATE CHARDONNAY 2005 750 18.85 22.95 -4.1
72868 SKILLOGALEE SPARKLING RIESLING 750 20 23.95 -3.95
72892 LINDA DOMAS WINES SHOT BULL SHIRAZ 2004 750 18.75 21.95 -3.2
73403 AMPELEIA 2004 750 31.15 37.95 -6.8
74351 FIREBIRD LEGEND PINOT GRIGIO 2007 750 10.6 9.95 0.65
75994 THOMAS FOGARTY PINOT NOIR 2006 750 24.8 29.95 -5.15
76265 AMAYNA CHARDONNAY 2006 750 20.1 23.95 -3.85
76539 DOMAINE MADELOC CUVÉE MAGNECA 2004 750 29.2 35.95 -6.75
78857 LA FERME DU MONT CÔTES CAPELAN CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2005 750 37.35 45.95 -8.6
79061 DOMAINE FONTANEL MAURY VIN DOUX NATUREL ROUGE 2004 750 24.3 28.95 -4.65
82230 S. GIORGIO AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 2003 750 45.15 39.95 5.2
82321 TERRABIANCA PIANO DEL CIPRESSO 2004 750 31.25 37.95 -6.7
82479 LES FRÈRES GAMBIER BOURGUEIL LE PIGEONNIER 2005 750 18.35 21.95 -3.6
82495 POL ROGER BRUT ROSÉ CHAMPAGNE 2000 750 77.15 94.95 -17.8
84434 DUVERGEY-TABOUREAU PULIGNY-MONTRACHET 2006 750 43.7 53.95 -10.25
84459 DUVERGEY-TABOUREAU POMMARD 2006 750 32.6 39.95 -7.35
84517 VINCENT SAUVESTRE SAVIGNY-LES-BEAUNE PREMIER CRU LES TALMETTES 2006 750 28.5 34.95 -6.45
84566 ANTONIN RODET SANTENAY CLOS ROUSSEAU 2005 750 26.15 31.95 -5.8
84608 RAPHAËL DUBOIS NUITS-SAINT-GEORGES 2006 750 43.6 53.95 -10.35
84905 RAPHAËL DUBOIS CÔTE DE NUITS-VILLAGES LES MONTS DE BONCOURTS 2006 750 26.2 31.95 -5.75
86454 CHÂTEAU CANTREGIL 2001 750 46.35 56.95 -10.6
87130 PAUL MISSET VOSNE-ROMANÉE LES BARREAUX 2002 750 55.6 67.95 -12.35
87163 CHÂTEAU DE LA CRÉE CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET MORGEOT 2006 750 65.4 79.95 -14.55
87247 OSBORNE FINO QUINTA SHERRY 375 7.35 8.95 -1.6
87288 DOMAINE DE COURTEILLAC 2005 750 22 26.95 -4.95
89458 ABRIGO GIOVANNI BARBARESCO BASARIN 2004 750 32.9 39.95 -7.05
90746 GARVEY MANZANILLA JUNCAL 750 14 15.95 -1.95
90829 DOMAINE ERIC & JOEL DURAND CORNAS EMPREINTES 2005 750 40.8 49.95 -9.15
564278 PENFOLDS RWT SHIRAZ 2005 750 107.6 133.95 -26.35
589812 PÉREZ CRUZ RESERVA SYRAH 2006 750 20.8 24.95 -4.15
597880 PALACIOS REMONDO PROPIEDAD 2005 750 35.1 29.95 5.15
669671 CLOS DU MARQUIS 2004 750 57.4 70.95 -13.55
695049 ANGOVE'S NINE VINES GRENACHE/SHIRAZ ROSÉ 2008 750 10.35 11.95 -1.6
930255 LENZ MOSER BEERENAUSLESE PRESTIGE 2006 375 14.1 16.95 -2.85
938225 KATNOOK ESTATE SHIRAZ 2004 750 24.8 29.95 -5.15
968123 WOLF BLASS PLATINUM LABEL SHIRAZ 2005 750 91.75 113.95 -22.2
975359 VIÑA CARMEN NATIVA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2005 750 16.8 19.95 -3.15
Nothing stands out as being a must buy. What's the difference between a delist and a bin end?

Continuing with the theme of this thread, Summerhill has about half dozen bottles of 2001 Leoville Barton for about $78 which is a good price for this wine and 2001 was a good vintage.
I threw the wines into a wish list on cellar tracker ...if anyone cares to see what other cellar tracker users rate these as ( I have many WS rating but I think they are private only for the user who set up ?? )

http://www.cellartracker.com/l...&iUserOverride=48750

doh ...edit --updated name on tagged list to March 2 (was in as May 2 )

Greg
ps - missed two wines #72850 & 86454 -- they are not in Cellar Tracker DB ( or I was blind ) and not have time to add

ps - only have one wine in cellar on list ..:-( 2005 Domaine de Courteillac that WS rated as 90 ...at $26 was Ok --gee I guess at $22 not bad for a poor man's Bordeaux ??
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Originally posted by on the wine:
There are 100 more wines that went on sale today at Vintages web store. The one I noticed was 06 Ch Beaucastel Blanc VV @$109.

Some interesting stuff, yes.
However the Beaucastel VV, IMO, is the big deal.
At the equivilant of $85US, this is just a hands down good deal.
212 bottles in stock.
They won't last long.
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Originally posted by KSC02:
BTW:
How long has the LCBO been publishing Squire's TN's for several of their wines!? Eek
I just noticed these in the lastest Vintages Bin End sale website.


Probably ever since he got on the WA payroll covering Portugal and I think Greece as well.

As well, LCBO has been known to publish practically anyone's notes as long as it's associated with a high score to push sales.
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by Stevey:
As well, LCBO has been known to publish practically anyone's notes as long as it's associated with a high score to push sales.

Pushing the ethical limit, IMHO.

That's right. A lot of posters on this forum are careful to respect the rights of wine reviewers who earn their living by publishing, but the LCBO and some other retailers seem to have no compunction about trampling over other people's property.
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Originally posted by KSC02:
quote:
Originally posted by on the wine:
There are 100 more wines that went on sale today at Vintages web store. The one I noticed was 06 Ch Beaucastel Blanc VV @$109.

Some interesting stuff, yes.
However the Beaucastel VV, IMO, is the big deal.
At the equivilant of $85US, this is just a hands down good deal.
212 bottles in stock.
They won't last long.


A $109 white wine? I think this might still be there at Christmas. Not everyone has your bad spending habits you know. But you ( and OTW ) did manage to talk me into a few. Big Grin
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Originally posted by futronic:
It's worth $139. It's a steal at $109. I think I posted a note on it or at least made comments.


I remember reading your comments. But at $139 I didn't even give it a second glance especially since (I believe?) it was a Classics item and I had already ordered more than I should. I don't think anyone has mentioned the RP 98 score either. But the buzz around here, plus the price reduction, plus the Parker 98 pushed me over the edge!! Still lots left.
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Originally posted by WineDaddy:
quote:
Originally posted by on the wine:
There are 100 more wines that went on sale today at Vintages web store. The one I noticed was 06 Ch Beaucastel Blanc VV @$109.


A $109 white wine? I think this might still be there at Christmas. Not everyone has your bad spending habits you know. But you ( and OTW ) did manage to talk me into a few. Big Grin

I prefer to think of my 'bad spending habits' as 'the ability to determine good buying opportunities' Wink
I just assumed that once a wine went on CLEAROUT - that it would stay on clearout .. hmm .. guess I was wrong. This was a Dec 2008 clearout.

2004 Castello Vicchiomaggio Ripa delle More Toscana IGT LCBO # 983775 was $38.95 - then $10 off -- I see they have put to back to $38.95.

Just opened one of 2 in cellar I got on sale - NICE! but not as nice at $38.

Greg

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