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Originally posted by SM74:
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Originally posted by Fowler52:
2011 Chateau Beaucastel CdP rouge was on for $72 a bottle in Niagara Falls (Ferry St). Grabbed one.

Also had Les Ormes de Pez 2010 for $34 (2 bottles)


Wow, a price cut on Beau?


Small vintages in this store. Must be looking to make room.
They've discounted it at Queens Quay also. There are a couple 2008s scattered in there also. No 2009s or 2010s, unfortunately.
The 2011 rates only marginally behind the 2010, so a $15 price cut seems to be a fine deal. May need to pay a visit to Queens Quay this weekend.
When I was there late last week (Thursday/Friday), there were a couple cases on the shelf, let alone what they had in the back.
Lcbo site isn't showing any 10 Ormes de Pez - sure that's what you bought? Was there more there? Anyone seen it elsewhere?
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Originally posted by 7smcb:
Lcbo site isn't showing any 10 Ormes de Pez - sure that's what you bought? Was there more there? Anyone seen it elsewhere?


There were two at the store in Niagara Falls. I just picked up the Beaucastel.
sigh....unless I happen to stumble across a sale at a London LCBO, the Sarnia store is PATHETIC and rarely has anything worth taking a second look at. They have a nice looking Vintages section stockpiled with 'Vintages Essentials', but their 'New Release' area is normally a wasteland, and the cabinet has a 2003 Leoville Las Cases for $359 give or take that's been standing there since 2005.

It's tough to be a wino in Sarnia!
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Originally posted by 7smcb:
Lcbo site isn't showing any 10 Ormes de Pez - sure that's what you bought? Was there more there? Anyone seen it elsewhere?


That happens all the time, especially with returns. I picked up a 2010 Pontet Canet about a month ago that wasn't listed in inventory of the store.
I find the online inventory isn't accurate in terms of what product is available. You can go into an LCBO and find things, especially in the cold case, that aren't listed online. I've made it a habit of mine to go into LCBOs anytime I'm in a different area just to see what unaccounted for inventory they have.

I was in north Toronto at a small LCBO a few weeks back and I got three bottles of 2008 Pichon Baron (good vintage for an off-year). They were not listed in inventory, and didn't even scan at the register.

Last week I was at Summerhill and I came across a single bottle of 2009 Vieux Telegraphe. Again, not listed in online inventory.
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Originally posted by Wine Beagle:
These could be customer returns. E.g. got them as a gift ages ago, didn't know what to do with it and decided to return.


I thought they only accepted a return if it was active in their system.
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Originally posted by The Web:
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Originally posted by Wine Beagle:
These could be customer returns. E.g. got them as a gift ages ago, didn't know what to do with it and decided to return.


I thought they only accepted a return if it was active in their system.


And with a receipt and within 30 days of purchase?
A few months ago, I stumbled upon a couple of 1998 Banfi Poggio Alla Mura's and a 2004 Alla Mura at Summerhill. They were not able to scan the price, and had to look it up from a binder in the back. The PC said that they had come from the warehouse that day, so who knows what the KGBO has tucked away.

I tried one of the 98's and it showed very well.
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by The Web:
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Originally posted by Wine Beagle:
These could be customer returns. E.g. got them as a gift ages ago, didn't know what to do with it and decided to return.


I thought they only accepted a return if it was active in their system.


And with a receipt and within 30 days of purchase?


If it's outside 30 days and/or if you don't have a receipt, they'll give you a credit (gift card) - provided the product is still in the system. It doesn't have to be the same vintage. Just the same SKU number.

If the product is no longer in the system, or if they give you a hard time, just open the bottle and return it as "spoiled". Tell them it doesn't taste right. They have to take it back. (Although you're best doing this at one of the larger stores where they know the drill. At a smaller location, you'll likely get a clerk who has never handled something like this before, which can be, shall we say, problematic.)
Actually, Sunny, I had a very recent negative experience.
I returned a bottle of 2003 Balgownie Estate Shirez because it had a fault in there. The bottle was no longer active in their system.
I managed to find it on lcbosearch.com, and used the product ID for them to search in the vintages system. Lo and behold, the found the bottle, but the name spelt "Bagownie" - that's right, it was missing an "L".
Did I ever look like a criminal? I had the staff and the supervisor on duty telling me that it was "definitely" a different wine even though I proved to them that there's no "Bagownie Estate", and the picture on the BaLgownie website looks identical to the one I brought to them. Of course, they disregard the record that was correct on lcbosearch.com.
They insisted there's nothing they could do, because the spelling was incorrect. They sent me to a different store with a product consultant that could make the connection.
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Originally posted by Wine Beagle:
Actually, Sunny, I had a very recent negative experience.
I returned a bottle of 2003 Balgownie Estate Shirez because it had a fault in there. The bottle was no longer active in their system.
I managed to find it on lcbosearch.com, and used the product ID for them to search in the vintages system. Lo and behold, the found the bottle, but the name spelt "Bagownie" - that's right, it was missing an "L".
Did I ever look like a criminal? I had the staff and the supervisor on duty telling me that it was "definitely" a different wine even though I proved to them that there's no "Bagownie Estate", and the picture on the BaLgownie website looks identical to the one I brought to them. Of course, they disregard the record that was correct on lcbosearch.com.
They insisted there's nothing they could do, because the spelling was incorrect. They sent me to a different store with a product consultant that could make the connection.

This is priceless... a bottle called Bag-O-Winey? Winner It should have doubled the price of admission!
$110 off of 2008 Guigal La Mouline, La Turque and La Landonne at Weston rd and 401
$405 down to $295

winebid has them for $200 + %15 + shipping + exchange + duty
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Originally posted by mangiare:
$110 off of 2008 Guigal La Mouline, La Turque and La Landonne at Weston rd and 401
$405 down to $295

winebid has them for $200 + %15 + shipping + exchange + duty


Interesting. One winesearcher.com, the average global prices for all of them is CAD$280 or less. But anything under CAD$300 is of course a steal in Ontario!!

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