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31. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 8y

Quoting tway

Have you tried Mission Hill, Q? It's a nice red from British Columbia. I love going to the LCBO cause they have more to pick from than here.

The problem with Quebec is that grocery stores and corner stores--which are open late--only sell crap wines. I buckled once and bought something there and it's now 3/4 full in the fridge and used only for cooking. Blech. The other problem is pricing! A nice bottle of red starts at about $12. We drank ourselves silly in France over $2 glasses of wine (they're about $9 here--total rip off!!!!).

Oh--also tried Porcupine Ridge from South Africa. Yummy--at $17 a bottle. But I'm worth it!

Yes, I think I had a glass of Mission Hill at a party. It's nice. But my current favourite is the Trius.

The usual brands I have are from Inniskillin, Jackson-Triggs, or Pelee Island. Good, reasonably priced and local. My default favourites are the Souvignon Blanc's. But Rieslings are nice if I'm in a lighter mood. It's becoming more of a favourite these days. Reds are usually drunk with big meals or Friday evenings when we just want to go to bed afterwards. Actually I have to find a place to build up Simone's wine rack this weekend. I'm not really sure where to put it though. Another nice thing about the LCBO are the wine tasting courses they offer. We've done several, and we're probably going for the full 4 week course next month.

So there is a downside to all that cheap, easily accessible, booze in La Belle Province !! Ha ! You can always go to the SAQ can't you ?

Shiraz's are nice too. Australian or South African.

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 12, 2008, at 12:12 PM by Q' ]

32. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Quoting Q'

So there is a downside to all that cheap, easily accessible, booze in La Belle Province !! Ha ! You can always go to the SAQ can't you ?

There's only the SAQ--and compared to Europe, it's very expensive! The bottle we bought at the winery in Luxembourg for 4 Euro costs $21 here.

Had Pelee Island too (from LCBO). Quite lovely. You guys are making me feel so much better about drinking such vast quantities of the stuff!

33. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 8y

Nah Q - lm not too into Riesling much prefer Sauv Blanc as my fav grape usually but l think l od on it in New Zealand!!

Michael - not every day but l would have a glass during the week! Im trying to cut back and save it for the weekends but dont really drink wine at weekends unless over dinner!

34. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Captain Morgan's anyone?? I'm pouring...

35. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 8y

Oh me G me!! Though lm going through a Mount Gay phase at the moment!!

36. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 8y

Quoting Purdy

lm going through a Mount Gay phase at the moment!!

Oh the possibilities to steer this thread off topic . . .

37. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 8y

Quoting mikeyBoab

Quoting Purdy

lm going through a Mount Gay phase at the moment!!

Oh the possibilities to steer this thread off topic . . .

Oh dont let me stop you......... Its a rum thank you!! And T did say in the original question that all booze was open for discussion!!!

Thanks to the Labour Govt though we're paying more for a drink today - 4p on pint of beer, 3p on pint of cider, 14p on bottle of wine and 55p on a bottle of spirits.

38. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Quoting mikeyBoab

Quoting Purdy

lm going through a Mount Gay phase at the moment!!

Oh the possibilities to steer this thread off topic . . .

Yep, I like Lesbian Lickher...uhm, Liqueur

39. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 8y

I like a good Chablis...we had one in Argentina which was fantastic which was £2.50 a bottle but I can't remember the name of it. There is another white wine we had in the UK which was French and called Laseurre du Haute...very nice but I can't remember what grape it's made from!

Also the best wines I have ever tasted were in Mendoza, Argentina (if you wine lovers haven't been there yet you HAVE to go!) made by a little boutique bodega called Carinae. The reds were great, eventhough I'm not too fussy on reds and they made one of the first Malbec Rose wines. That Malbec Rose has to be one of the best I have ever had. I really like rose wine, but no-one else has mentioned rose yet! When we spoke to the owner of the bodega he said they have distributors in Canada, US and France but not the UK yet. If you can get hold of it you will not be disappointed!

You are all making me jealous talking about wine drinking....wine in Asia is hideously expensive so we haven't had any in about 7 months we are hoping to have lots in Cambodia as we remember it being cheap there

40. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting Purdy

Oh me G me!! Though lm going through a Mount Gay phase at the moment!!

I've only got a small bit of Mount Gay left but do have a nice (almost full) bottle of Appleton Reserve... May have to make a stop at Sam's Liquors when in the city again for Mount Gay. (Have 2 trips in the next 3 weeks.) I can restock the wine rack then too!