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Canadians in here?

#1 Post by B.J. Law » February 4th, 2019, 3:44 pm

Hi. I just joined this group. I'm looking to see if anybody else is from Canada or if there are any sub-forums that would be good to post to specifically for Canadians looks to chat about wines, spirits, and beers. Thanks.
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#2 Post by bob parsons alberta » February 4th, 2019, 4:43 pm

Yup..from minus 30 C Edmonton.

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#3 Post by Markus S » February 4th, 2019, 5:19 pm

Canadians are like Americans: you can't go anywhere in the world without running into 1 or 2 of them!
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#4 Post by Chris V. » February 4th, 2019, 6:27 pm

Hello
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#5 Post by C. Mc Cart » February 5th, 2019, 5:40 am

Hi B.J. There are a fair #. No subforums, just start a topic you want to discuss. You may not get too many replies, but yoU never know. Lots of travellers here as well, so our various liquor boards aren't altogether unknown.
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#6 Post by Jon Chan » February 5th, 2019, 6:22 am

Sup. Toronto 'burbs.

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#7 Post by Frederico L e e » February 5th, 2019, 7:20 am

Yup here. Would like to see more topics on BC wines

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#8 Post by Joel S Morris » February 5th, 2019, 11:53 am

left Montreal in 85; now in south FL (where else?)

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#9 Post by David Cooper » February 5th, 2019, 1:17 pm

Frederico L e e wrote:
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Yup here. Would like to see more topics on BC wines
So start one. It's allowed.

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#10 Post by Mike Grammer » February 7th, 2019, 9:11 am

Certainly is, and PM me and some of the others here to make sure it gets our attention. Welcome to the chaos, Bryan!
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#11 Post by Peter Chiu » February 7th, 2019, 9:50 am

Hi Bryan J. Law. I was originally born and educated in Hong Kong and I have been living in Canada ( or in Montreal Quebec ) for many, many years.

Welcome on board.....

One small observation ( or comment ) regarding the Burgundy market ( SAQ Stores ) here in Quebec. Recently ...for the last couple of years - all the Chambertin by D. Mortet ( priced at over CA$700 per ) were bought up very fast ....by Chinese customers from Toronto. For example - 2008 was at $ 471 and 2014 was at $ 717...... [wow.gif]

Hope you are not a fun of Burgundy wines..... newhere

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#12 Post by Vuk K » February 7th, 2019, 10:08 am

Peter Chiu wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 9:50 am
Hi Bryan J. Law. I was originally born and educated in Hong Kong and I have been living in Canada ( or in Montreal Quebec ) for many, many years.

Welcome on board.....

One small observation ( or comment ) regarding the Burgundy market ( SAQ Stores ) here in Quebec. Recently ...for the last couple of years - all the Chambertin by D. Mortet ( priced at over CA$700 per ) were bought up very fast ....by Chinese customers from Toronto. For example - 2008 was at $ 471 and 2014 was at $ 717...... [wow.gif]

Hope you are not a fun of Burgundy wines..... newhere
Hey I'll take SAQ over LCBO any day... except for American whiskey... [wink.gif]
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#13 Post by Matt M . » February 7th, 2019, 10:08 am

Vancouver here.
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#14 Post by Peter Chiu » February 7th, 2019, 11:45 am

Vuk K wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 10:08 am
Peter Chiu wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 9:50 am
Hi Bryan J. Law. I was originally born and educated in Hong Kong and I have been living in Canada ( or in Montreal Quebec ) for many, many years.

Welcome on board.....

One small observation ( or comment ) regarding the Burgundy market ( SAQ Stores ) here in Quebec. Recently ...for the last couple of years - all the Chambertin by D. Mortet ( priced at over CA$700 per ) were bought up very fast ....by Chinese customers from Toronto. For example - 2008 was at $ 471 and 2014 was at $ 717...... [wow.gif]

Hope you are not a fun of Burgundy wines..... newhere
Hey I'll take SAQ over LCBO any day... except for American whiskey... [wink.gif]

It varies. For many lower end wines, LCBO has better price...... [cheers.gif] and I used to go to pick-up my orders in Hawksberry.

Sorry....my knowledge with whiskey is next to zero.

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#15 Post by Rob_S » February 7th, 2019, 12:05 pm

Live in Toronto.
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#16 Post by A.W Bryce » February 7th, 2019, 3:02 pm

Hello from Toronto
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#17 Post by John Webber » February 7th, 2019, 4:11 pm

Mike Grammer wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 9:11 am
Certainly is, and PM me and some of the others here to make sure it gets our attention. Welcome to the chaos, Bryan!
You can't go wrong starting with this guy! When my wife and I recently visited from Texas, Mike was the first person we reached out to and we never felt so well taken care of. Through Mike, we know there is a great group up there. Welcome aboard!

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#18 Post by David Cooper » February 7th, 2019, 7:29 pm

Ok. Any interest in a Vancouver Offline?

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#19 Post by Jordan D » February 8th, 2019, 3:30 pm

Long time lurker from Vancouver here.

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#20 Post by luc@sl@belle » February 8th, 2019, 3:43 pm

Toronto!

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#21 Post by J I M Nuffie!d » February 8th, 2019, 5:40 pm

I'm Canadian but live permanently in New York. Does that count?

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#22 Post by B.J. Law » March 4th, 2019, 9:19 am

Peter Chiu wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 9:50 am
Hi Bryan J. Law. I was originally born and educated in Hong Kong and I have been living in Canada ( or in Montreal Quebec ) for many, many years.

Welcome on board.....

One small observation ( or comment ) regarding the Burgundy market ( SAQ Stores ) here in Quebec. Recently ...for the last couple of years - all the Chambertin by D. Mortet ( priced at over CA$700 per ) were bought up very fast ....by Chinese customers from Toronto. For example - 2008 was at $ 471 and 2014 was at $ 717...... [wow.gif]

Hope you are not a fun of Burgundy wines..... newhere
Ive only tried a couple of Burgundy wines. I have a few bottles of DRC wines but I’m not even sure about opening those because I feel like they would be wasted on my limited tastes. I mostly enjoy a lot of local VQA wines. My wife and I do a lot of trips to Niagara to pick up our favourites and do the tours.
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#23 Post by B.J. Law » March 4th, 2019, 9:22 am

Mike Grammer wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 9:11 am
Certainly is, and PM me and some of the others here to make sure it gets our attention. Welcome to the chaos, Bryan!
Thanks! I’m mostly a bourbon guy but I enjoy the local Niagara VQA wineries. I had a Robert Mondavi bourbon barrel finished Cab-Sauv recently which was absolutely amazing. The best of both workds. Lol
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#24 Post by Tran Bronstein » March 4th, 2019, 11:23 am

Many Canadians here, we have taken over this entire board!
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#25 Post by Mike Grammer » March 4th, 2019, 12:42 pm

Nothing wrong with good bourbon! What are some of your faves in Niagara for wine?
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#26 Post by B.J. Law » March 4th, 2019, 7:43 pm

Mike Grammer wrote:
March 4th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Nothing wrong with good bourbon! What are some of your faves in Niagara for wine?
I’m a big fan of the Southbrook Chardonnay Poetica line and the Chateau Des Charmes Pinots and Gamay “Droit”. I dunno if they still have that bottle left but it was a peppery delight. Cave Springs is excellent as well. Their CSV and Dolomite series are really amazing. We always go there with the intention of grabbing a few bottles and leave with a few cases.
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#27 Post by B.J. Law » March 4th, 2019, 7:45 pm

And Chateau Des Charmes sparkling wines are amazing
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#28 Post by Adam G » March 4th, 2019, 8:05 pm

I don't still live there, but I'm from Toronto too!
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#29 Post by Peter Papay » March 4th, 2019, 8:41 pm

Mississauga represents!

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#30 Post by Chris Seiber » March 4th, 2019, 9:26 pm

I took the family to Banff in 2017 and only drank Canadian wines. Mostly the best ones I could buy in the Banff Wine Shop, but also off some restaurant lists.

The best wine of the trip was Black Hills Nota Bene 2013, at the Post Hotel. I have bought some 2014s domestically since then and enjoyed the first one, but I think it needs some age.

Other than that, sort of 40-60 hits to misses. I don’t remember all the names; as I often do, I scribbled notes through the trip but never got to typing and posting.

Here is the Black Hills:
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Here is a picture I took of a nice Riesling we had at a picnic north of Lake Louise.
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#31 Post by Andrew A r n t f i e l d » March 5th, 2019, 2:04 am

Another Torontonian here.
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#32 Post by B.J. Law » March 5th, 2019, 6:57 am

Good to see a decent number of Canadians in here, so I know a shortlist of people to contact about local wine deals
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#33 Post by Peter Chiu » March 5th, 2019, 7:59 am

B.J. Law wrote:
March 4th, 2019, 9:19 am
Peter Chiu wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 9:50 am
Hi Bryan J. Law. I was originally born and educated in Hong Kong and I have been living in Canada ( or in Montreal Quebec ) for many, many years.

Welcome on board.....

One small observation ( or comment ) regarding the Burgundy market ( SAQ Stores ) here in Quebec. Recently ...for the last couple of years - all the Chambertin by D. Mortet ( priced at over CA$700 per ) were bought up very fast ....by Chinese customers from Toronto. For example - 2008 was at $ 471 and 2014 was at $ 717...... [wow.gif]

Hope you are not a fun of Burgundy wines..... newhere
Ive only tried a couple of Burgundy wines. I have a few bottles of DRC wines but I’m not even sure about opening those because I feel like they would be wasted on my limited tastes. I mostly enjoy a lot of local VQA wines. My wife and I do a lot of trips to Niagara to pick up our favourites and do the tours.

*****I have a few bottles of DRC wines but I’m not even sure about opening those because I feel like they would be wasted on my limited tastes*****

Very wise and good observation.

Keep all the DRC wines .....and wait.....until you have settled down on your choice of *preferred Burgundy style* of wines.

Many of my burgundy-lover Chinese friends in Montreal, QC...much prefer .... Damoy's Chembertin and Eugenie's CdV. They said they are *better* than La Tache..... [smileyvault-ban.gif]

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#34 Post by RichardFlack » March 5th, 2019, 12:48 pm

Another Canadian (resident) but really a Brit expat. Involved with Winetasters Soc of Toronto and just generally enjoying wine!

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#35 Post by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N » March 7th, 2019, 4:50 pm

Hi from Toronto. Keep the DRCs a few years. Auction them off, buy a bunch of what you've decided you like by then.

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#36 Post by B.J. Law » March 9th, 2019, 10:26 pm

R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N wrote:
March 7th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Hi from Toronto. Keep the DRCs a few years. Auction them off, buy a bunch of what you've decided you like by then.
I don’t know anything about auctions. Lol. I will just keep them stored properly for now until I figure it out or decide one night that I feel like drinking a $429 bottle of Corton.
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#37 Post by Frederico L e e » March 10th, 2019, 5:49 am

B.J. Law wrote:
March 9th, 2019, 10:26 pm
R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N wrote:
March 7th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Hi from Toronto. Keep the DRCs a few years. Auction them off, buy a bunch of what you've decided you like by then.
I don’t know anything about auctions. Lol. I will just keep them stored properly for now until I figure it out or decide one night that I feel like drinking a $429 bottle of Corton.
I also have a few bottles of ’96 Lafite and Mouton that I bought almost 20 yrs ago at cheap price (of course by today's standard) and have been storing them properly (I hope). Don't know it's current prices and I have no way to auction them off (I live in Calgary). Now I need to find an excuse or occasion to crack them open.

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#38 Post by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N » June 5th, 2019, 6:31 pm

Frederico L e e wrote:
March 10th, 2019, 5:49 am
B.J. Law wrote:
March 9th, 2019, 10:26 pm
R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N wrote:
March 7th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Hi from Toronto. Keep the DRCs a few years. Auction them off, buy a bunch of what you've decided you like by then.
I don’t know anything about auctions. Lol. I will just keep them stored properly for now until I figure it out or decide one night that I feel like drinking a $429 bottle of Corton.
I also have a few bottles of ’96 Lafite and Mouton that I bought almost 20 yrs ago at cheap price (of course by today's standard) and have been storing them properly (I hope). Don't know it's current prices and I have no way to auction them off (I live in Calgary). Now I need to find an excuse or occasion to crack them open.
Come to Toronto :)

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#39 Post by GregT » June 6th, 2019, 1:02 am

Hi. I just joined this group. I'm looking to see if anybody else is from Canada or if there are any sub-forums that would be good to post to specifically for Canadians looks to chat about wines, spirits, and beers. Thanks.
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Nobody really likes Canadians anyway.

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#40 Post by Mike Grammer » June 6th, 2019, 12:16 pm

Not us. Just our pet moose and beavers---with the geese dive-bombing in support.
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#41 Post by GregT » June 6th, 2019, 6:02 pm

Man you gotta keep those geese! In the Bay Area there's bacteria in the lakes and rivers because of high concentrations of those geese. In San Mateo they reclaimed an old oyster farm and turned it back into wetland. That's a nice idea. Problem is that there are no predators left, so the geese just reproduce. And the weather isn't all that bad, so when they introduced the geese, the geese decided not to leave. So they stay there year round.

Now they hire a guy to go out and search for eggs in the spring. He's supposed to coat them with oil, which somehow prevents them from hatching. But he can't get them all.

I thought that about eight years ago they removed the geese from the protected list, but maybe they didn't hear in the Bay Area.
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#42 Post by Jason M. P. » June 7th, 2019, 12:49 pm

I am from Vancouver but I live in Nashville, TN
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#43 Post by Joel R o s e n t h a l » June 8th, 2019, 4:51 am

Hello from Toronto.

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#44 Post by Frederico L e e » June 8th, 2019, 7:59 am

Does anyone know an off site climate controlled storage rental facility designed for proper wine storage? I'm in Calgary.

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