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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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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.
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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 Slan:
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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 Bill@IA:
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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 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?
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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 maverickdrinker:
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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.
Was at the Bayview store this afternoon and found the 2003 Charles Melton Shiraz. Charles Melton is a solid producer and their shiraz is very good QPR at $25. If you like Aussie shiraz, this is one is a definite try.
Yeah, I saw that. Absolutely ridiculous. Not to mention the 2002 is still on most shelves and the price increase also affects that vintage!
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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Originally posted by Stevey:
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)
One more I remember seeing (although I did not buy) was the 2004 Covenant @$34.

And I missed out on the 2004 Guidalberto @$49 which someone scooped before I got there.
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.

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