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#384526 - 10/22/12 04:06 PM Re: wine thread ***** [Re: fredk]
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Registered: 05/13/02
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Loc: western canada
Originally Posted By: fredk
I have to say the LCBO continues to do a great job with their vintages section. They have taken to identifying more wines that have been highly rated by various tasters\magazines.

The MLCC here in Manitoba will vary vintage selections by store as each store has their own vintage section manager. The store closest to us was fantastic for years then i noticed a change in the offerings and shortly after noticed a guy instead of a woman who was always around that section.
I think they changed managers and the new bottles are not so exciting.
For example, i would not consider a wine found commonly in other provinces a vintage product because it is now in Manitoba, such as Mission Hill Riesling ($15; 50,000 cases per year produced). Now if they ordered the Mission Hill Reserve Riesling ($22; 8000 cases per year produced) which can only be found in BC and some select areas of AB, then that is a bottle which one should find in the vintage section.

NOTE: the Mission Hill example are not real bottles but just a stand in label since i cannot remember the ones i was looking at a few weeks back

Originally Posted By: fredk
I plan to head down to Niagara for some tasting over Christmas. I'll have to remember to post my thoughts.

There are so many lovely wines out of Ontario. It is a shame most US wine mags never review anything but Cdn icewines.
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#384530 - 10/22/12 04:33 PM Re: wine thread [Re: chesseroo]
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If your non-icewines start beating CA/US and/or French wines in international competitions, I'm sure you'd get more press. That's what put CA on the map, anyway. laugh
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#384531 - 10/22/12 04:46 PM Re: wine thread [Re: michael_d]
chesseroo Offline
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I actually liked the movie. Not hugely deep but a good story.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0914797/
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#384534 - 10/22/12 08:00 PM Re: wine thread [Re: michael_d]
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Hey, thanks, guys - I'd never heard of the Judgment of Paris before. Sounds like a good story indeed.
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#384537 - 10/22/12 09:12 PM Re: wine thread [Re: michael_d]
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It's not like i have a ton of movies based on wine that are good stories, but aside from the obvious Sideways, the movie Bottleshock is my 2nd favorite.
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#384636 - 10/24/12 02:02 PM Re: wine thread [Re: chesseroo]
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Sort of loosly based on wine is A Good Year I found it interesting that the kid received such a good education in wine.

And for a less serious look at wine, we found John Cleese's take on wine refreshing.
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#384638 - 10/24/12 02:27 PM Re: wine thread [Re: michael_d]
chesseroo Offline
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I was expecting more from the John Cleese production.

I haven't seen all of the Russell Crowe movie.
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#384733 - 10/26/12 01:08 PM Re: wine thread [Re: michael_d]
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In case anyone happens to be around Napa the 14 th - 19th of November, there will be numerous food and wine events going on. I'll be there with a few friends. We have tickets for several of the events. A couple cooking demonstrations with Iron Chefs, a couple classes, wine tasting with pro's... Should be fun. You can see the events and buy tickets at the Flavor Napa web sight. A lot are sold out, but some are still open.

http://flavornapavalley.com/
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#384739 - 10/26/12 01:46 PM Re: wine thread [Re: michael_d]
chesseroo Offline
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Loc: western canada
Originally Posted By: michael_d

In case anyone happens to be around Napa the 14 th - 19th of November, there will be numerous food and wine events going on. I'll be there with a few friends. We have tickets for several of the events. A couple cooking demonstrations with Iron Chefs, a couple classes, wine tasting with pro's... Should be fun. You can see the events and buy tickets at the Flavor Napa web sight. A lot are sold out, but some are still open.

http://flavornapavalley.com/

Damn, i'm jealous.
Wish i could go.

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#384744 - 10/26/12 02:57 PM Re: wine thread [Re: michael_d]
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Registered: 06/20/03
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Loc: Tacoma
Yeah, me, too. Have fun, Mike.
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