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Originally posted by DoktaP:
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Originally posted by bman:
Half bottles of 1995 Fonseca Guimaraens vintage port for $35.75 available all over the province. I almost fell over when I saw them on the shelves. I look for 3 things in a vintage port:

-really good (1995 would have likely been a declared vintage if not for 91/92 and 94 declarations)
-fair price (price is lower than the lowest half bottle price on winesearcher)
-half bottles

Ports for sale in Ontario rarely check even one of those boxes, much less all three. Stock up! I did!!

(and there are 3 bottles left at Manulife that are going for $25!)


Oy vey. Now I have to buy some of these. You guys are killing me.
Champagne and Port. A starter and a finisher for dinners. Thanks for all the suggestions to my fellow LCBO comrads.


Thank you Bman! I picked up 4 today. Also happy that I got some of the 1991 in half bottles $21.95 USD a little while back. At the time I was unfamiliar with the Guimaraens but figured it was worth a go at the price.
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
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Originally posted by bman:
Half bottles of 1995 Fonseca Guimaraens vintage port for $35.75 available all over the province. I almost fell over when I saw them on the shelves. I look for 3 things in a vintage port:

-really good (1995 would have likely been a declared vintage if not for 91/92 and 94 declarations)
-fair price (price is lower than the lowest half bottle price on winesearcher)
-half bottles

Ports for sale in Ontario rarely check even one of those boxes, much less all three. Stock up! I did!!

(and there are 3 bottles left at Manulife that are going for $25!)


Oy vey. Now I have to buy some of these. You guys are killing me.
Champagne and Port. A starter and a finisher for dinners. Thanks for all the suggestions to my fellow LCBO comrads.


Thank you Bman! I picked up 4 today. Also happy that I got some of the 1991 in half bottles $21.95 USD a little while back. At the time I was unfamiliar with the Guimaraens but figured it was worth a go at the price.


My pleasure! I've already tried one and liked it a lot (the price made it taste even better!) Missed the splits of the 91 some how though.... Frown
There's a bunch of Noon wines at the crossroads store - i didnt catch which ones they are or the price but i know we dont see them often in our market. if you're so inclined.
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Originally posted by vijay:
System-wide reduction on 2013 P Usseglio CdP from $48 to $40


Website still shows $48. Does that matter?
Lots of in-store markdowns at Laird St Vintages. Mainly Spanish, plus some Tuscan, Piedmont and Aussie wines. Also Champagne, but I wiped out the good ones.
I went by the Crossroads clearance center last week and noticed a stack of Cava in an end-aisle. It was a blend of Xarel·lo and Macabeu, so it should be a good value on clearance, wouldn't you guess? It was unpriced so I asked Robert (he looks after the clearance wines) for a price-check. When he said $62 I almost dropped the bottle.

That's just about as bad as the British sparkling wine they have had 'on sale' for the past year at $60!
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Originally posted by on the wine:
Lots of in-store markdowns at Laird St Vintages. Mainly Spanish, plus some Tuscan, Piedmont and Aussie wines. Also Champagne, but I wiped out the good ones.


Sheesh; the stores in my neck of the woods don't know the meaning of the term 'mark down'. The best is usually something that started at $19 and is no $16...
Yes VinCentric, you are in a kind off black hole when it comes to the proximity of LCBO stores with deals. I am fortunate that work takes me all around town and if I have time I pop in the local store to see if they have anything.
Picked up yesterday a Pelissero Barbaresco Bricco San Giuliano for $27 in a small store in Richmond Hill. Most other stores have it for $38. It was their last bottle. Not a wine which nocks your socks off but still decent enough.
Wah, wah, wah, you GTA guys have no idea how good you have it! We never see a single bottle marked down here, aside from the system-wide sales.

When I lived in Oakville the store at Appleby and New in Burlington regularly marked much good stuff and the Laird store is heaven - I always try to stop by when in Toronto. Crossroads has disappointed more often than not but got some 2010 Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace there once for a very sweet price.
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Originally posted by bman:
Wah, wah, wah, you GTA guys have no idea how good you have it!

No, it's just that we are aware of just how bad you have it!
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Originally posted by bman:
Wah, wah, wah, you GTA guys have no idea how good you have it! We never see a single bottle marked down here, aside from the system-wide sales.

When I lived in Oakville the store at Appleby and New in Burlington regularly marked much good stuff and the Laird store is heaven - I always try to stop by when in Toronto. Crossroads has disappointed more often than not but got some 2010 Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace there once for a very sweet price.


Bman - read what Vinelouse said.... All of GTA is not created equally in the eyes of the KGBO. Vinelouse - thanks for rubbing it in
Fair enough, but at least you guys can drive to a store that offers discounts. I could too but the drive would be 5+ hours.

Of course, the SAQ and it's frequent deals (always involving points, but still) is only 20 minutes from chez moi! Smile
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Originally posted by on the wine:
I went by the Crossroads clearance center last week and noticed a stack of Cava in an end-aisle. It was a blend of Xarel·lo and Macabeu, so it should be a good value on clearance, wouldn't you guess? It was unpriced so I asked Robert (he looks after the clearance wines) for a price-check. When he said $62 I almost dropped the bottle.


What was the wine?
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Originally posted by bman:
Wah, wah, wah, you GTA guys have no idea how good you have it! We never see a single bottle marked down here, aside from the system-wide sales.

When I lived in Oakville the store at Appleby and New in Burlington regularly marked much good stuff and the Laird store is heaven - I always try to stop by when in Toronto. Crossroads has disappointed more often than not but got some 2010 Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace there once for a very sweet price.


I live not far from Appleby and New. Those days are gone. Store managers now seem adverse to such sales. Most markdowns now are the system wide mini-discounts, and other markdowns are on stuff they can't sell(with good reason).

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