Sunday, November 23, 2008

Back and forth

Running back and from the LCBO's at Bayview Village and Fairview, for this week's release. Big wines, blockbuster Bordeaux - I've been salivating for these wines the minute I picked up the catalogue.

Shopping list:
2005 Croix de Beaucaillou, AC St-Julien, 2nd wine of CH. Ducru-Beaucaillou
2005 CH. Gaudin, AC Pauillac
2005 CH. Cote de Baleau, AC St-Emilion Grand Cru
2005 Les Hauts de Pontet Canet, AC Pauillac, 2nd wine of CH. Pontet Canet

Fantastic opportunities to still pick up great 2005 Bordeaux at relatively good prices.

I went to Bayview Village first. Nothing on the shelves - all the labels were there, but the shelves were empty. The only thing there was the CH. Gaudin, so picked up a few bottles. Mistakenly thinking that it was all sold out (on the Friday before the release!) I went to Fairview. Nothing there too - but did manage to pick up CH. Cote de Baleau. My prize bottles were the two 2nd wines. Ended up calling Bayview Village, where the lady told me that they had 60 bottles of the Beaucaillou. Hurried back to Bayview Village, where they had just put them out on the shelves.

The crazy things I do for wine. But......I don't mind to suffer. Back and forth, back and forth. As long as I get my wines. As it turns out - I was absolutely the first person in North York to buy bottles of all these wines. How's that for persistence and diligence.

The only wine I'm missing now is the Les Hauts de Pontet. Turns out, none of the LCBO's have received it. Guess it's still in transit somewhere. I'm coming for you!!!!!


  1. Just found your blog and happened to see this post. I think there was an error in the LCBO database that night. I was also hunting for the 2005 Croix de Beaucaillou, however there was none at Bayview Village. I ended up going to Summerhill and the one at Major MacKenzie.

    And yes, the shipment of Les Hauts de Pontet Canet came late. I wasn't able to grab that as well.


  2. Hi Joe,

    Yes, it was a bit of work, but did manage to find Les Hauts de Pontet-Canet, eventually. Apparently, the orders were from two different importers, and they didn't make the delivery date. Good luck, hope you were able to get a few bottles!