Wines that caught my attention are:

Domaine Huet 2004 'Le Haut Lieu' Vouvray Sec
Osoyoos Larose 2002 'Le Grand Vin' in 375 and 750
D'Arenberg 2002 Dead Arm in 375
Allegrini 2000 La Grola
OTW,

Thanks for the tip on the Huet, looks like they are a consistant producer for 90+ wines with cellar potential.

t.b.
I agree - I have always been impressed with the quality (and value) of Huet wines.

I was surprised to see the price of the Huet was only $23.95 which I believe is cheaper that the past several Huet releases - I seem to remember paying about $27 last year for their Vouvray Sec. They must be passing the gains in exchange rate to us rather than putting it into their pocket.
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Oh give me a break! I haven't done with the October 15 release yet.


Tell me about it. I need another job. Anybody looking for a part time bottle washer?
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Originally posted by on the wine:
Oh give me a break! I haven't done with the October 15 release yet.


Well if you're still looking for the Muga, you're done.
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Originally posted by oakville_al:

Tell me about it. I need another job. Anybody looking for a part time bottle washer?


_al, see the thread that discusses 'how much wine per day?' When can you start?

For me, on this release, probably only the '00 La Grola.
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Originally posted by Stevey:
Well if you're still looking for the Muga, you're done.

I got that one covered, but welcome to the boards anyway Steve. - Besides, Bruce Hayes says there's a lot comin back...
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Yeah, but just think of how many of those cases will be returned when these people who buy on price and points alone rather than taste, actually open a bottle and find it isn't to their liking!!@.
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I got that one covered, but welcome to the boards anyway Steve. - Besides, Bruce Hayes says there's a lot comin back...


Anything's possible, but I rather doubt there'll be many, if any, returns. I drank a bottle and with some air, the Parker 92 and Tanzer 91 ratings are pretty much bang on. Store it for a few more years, it'll be that much better. Besides, name something better for $19.95/bottle?
This biweekly release schedule is driving me nuts. Mad

We just had the Oct 15th release a few days ago, I just recieved the Oct 30th release catalogue and now I have to deal with a November 12th release. I just don't have the time to make educated and semi-researched buying decisions when releases are this frequently.

Having said that, I will likely buy the 375ml bottles of Dead Arm and Laughing Magpie.

I am buying much less than ever before from these releases.
The Cathedral Cellars for $17 is always solid QPR. The '99 is drinking really well right now and the '98 was also superb for the money. I am pleased that they haven't moved the price up on this one at all, as long as it stays below $20, I'm buying.
I'll probably pass on this release so I have more $$$ for stuff from the Christmas Classics (if I ever get my catalogue.... Roll Eyes Mad)
Based on the number of recent Vintages/Classics/Holiday releases and the number of corresponding threads, WS should give us our own Vintages Forum! Big Grin "All LCBO, all the time"!

Our American and European friends must think we are all nuts. Roll Eyes
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Originally posted by Baird:
Our American and European friends must think we are all nuts. Roll Eyes
Nuts for not demanding that the state get out of the alcohol retailing business! Big Grin

(Sorry, folks, I couldn't resist.)
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Originally posted by Slan:
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Originally posted by Baird:
Our American and European friends must think we are all nuts. Roll Eyes
Nuts for not demanding that the state get out of the alcohol retailing business! Big Grin

(Sorry, folks, I couldn't resist.)


How did I know that was coming. Big Grin

If only Harper can keep (and grow) a lead...... Cool
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Originally posted by Slan:
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Originally posted by bman:
And a spine.... Razz
You may be surprised to hear that I agree with you.


I also agree. I didn't say I liked Harper, I just dislike him less than Martin and like his party more. Razz Big Grin

P.S. Are we even sure Harper is even human? If you saw AI, you can likely relate.
I'm not surprised, and for the record I am pretty disillusioned myself about my political fellow travellers, but my local MP happens to be a friend since 1977, and is perhaps the most diligent and forthright government MP (and Minister) in the House, so I will support him regardless of anything else.
looks like...

2001 and 2002 D'arry original large format (good for xmas parties)

2001 malenchini bruzzico @ $29.99 (what do you think Fut?)
1999 masi mazzano amarone (so I can come to dinner lol)

maybe the 2000 castell de falset since it was in the ws top 100 last year

that's all; need to budget for the rest of the year
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Originally posted by bman:
I'm not surprised, and for the record I am pretty disillusioned myself about my political fellow travellers, but my local MP happens to be a friend since 1977, and is perhaps the most diligent and forthright government MP (and Minister) in the House, so I will support him regardless of anything else.


Nothing wrong with that. I actually canvassed for an NDP MPP many years ago. Not that I liked the party, I just liked what the the candidate stood for. Plus the PC candidate was a moron. Big Grin
My point was that if the Harper and the Tories had a spine, they would offer a truly conservative (note the small "C") vision for Canada. Instead, they seem to only be offering to govern just like the Liberals but without the corruption. (Not that that would be such a bad thing.)
Why would they govern "without the corruption"? In other words, why would they be unlike the last Conservative government? Or virtually any past government, for that matter?

As long as a party needs money and volunteers to win, the volunteers and moneygivers will demand something in return for their time/cash. NO successful political party can be immune from it.

It's probably why Churchill said that democracy was the worst possible system of government.... save for all the others.
bman,

I didn't say that the Tories would govern without the corruption, I said that they are promising to govern without the corruption.

As for your point on contributions to political parties, my view is dramatically different from the platform of all three national parties. Each of them believes - like US Senators McCain and Feingold - that money in politics is inherently distorting and corrupting. Accordingly, all three parties support limiting donations from some combination of corporations, unions and individuals.

I believe, however, that money is democracy. Corporations, unions and individuals should all be able to donate as much money as they like to candidates, parties, or outside advocacy organizations. Government regulations should be limited to ensuring transparency, so that us regular old voters can easily identify who is paying for what.
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Originally posted by maverickdrinker:
2001 malenchini bruzzico @ $29.99 (what do you think Fut?)
1999 masi mazzano amarone (so I can come to dinner lol)


Wow ... atta take another thread off topic with politics again, guys.

Anyway, mav, I've never heard of that producer or had wine from that house, so I can't offer any help.

As for the Mazzano Amarone, you can't bring that to dinner on the 26th since I already called it in the thread. Razz
Don't worry Fut,

I will be in China at that time; I will hold this until another time

Hope that the dinner is wonderful and the wines amazing; pray for no corked ones
Oops! I missed another release. There's so many of then now, I just forgot there was one today.

Better for my bank account that all the good stuff is probably gone by now.

If anyone out there has access to the 375ml's of Dead Arm, can you please pick me up 4 or 5 bottles (or anything that is available)? There are 0 bottles in all of Durham Region.

Thanks!
Baird,

There was lots of dead arm at Summerhill. I had the 95 lynch bages at the vintage tasting booth and was unimpressed. They said that the bottle was open for 2 hours. Didn't do anything for me.

Didn't pick up anything expect 4 bottles of 2003 ironstone pressings.
We tried the Lynch Bages at Summerhill as well.

At $190 / bottle (for that matter, at $50), I need a wine to "speak to me". This didn't.
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Originally posted by Baird:
Oops! I missed another release. There's so many of then now, I just forgot there was one today.

Better for my bank account that all the good stuff is probably gone by now.

If anyone out there has access to the 375ml's of Dead Arm, can you please pick me up 4 or 5 bottles (or anything that is available)? There are 0 bottles in all of Durham Region.

Thanks!

There was a lot of Dead Arm available at Queen's Quay late afternoon on Saturday.
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Originally posted by Luc Sabourin:
Has anyone tried the Castell De falset 2000 from Spain??
This is the only wine that I'm interested in from this release.

I heard they were planning to ration it at the Summerhill store - but that was because of the hype from WS.

I heard much more comment (from the Vintages consultants) about Condesa de Leganza Reserva being a great QPR

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