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Armagnac source

Lori SF Nov 9, 2006 11:45 PM

Armagnac any good sources in California for top rated
vintage and possibly a good selection. I want to treat my boyfriend to a really good bottle for his birthday. I have only had really good Armagnac twice and it was 10 years ago. I think I drunk a 1970 and cannot remember what it was, it was about 150.00 a bottle would recognize the lable if I saw it but it was to die for.

thanks!

  1. b
    bigdoghh Nov 10, 2006 07:13 PM

    have you tried bevMo. Their website seems to have a nice selection of various ages and prices

    1. f
      Fatnat Nov 10, 2006 05:08 PM

      The best place I have found is

      Du Vin
      540 North San Vicente Boulevard
      West Hollywood
      90048-1814
      310 855 1161

      www.du-vin.net

      They have a list on their website but you'd do well to drag yourself there. It's a wonderful, pokey little shop. The staff are very helpful and can guide you through the maze of French brandies. They have a good selection of calvados too, which is unappreciated here, I think. Oh, and did I mention wine?

      1. m
        markn Nov 10, 2006 03:25 PM

        Wine and Liquor Depot in Van Nuys probably has a good selection. I remember buying armagnac there (not $150/btl though!) They also have one of the best selections of single malt scotch and lots of other good stuff. Give them a call.

        1. j
          JudiAU Nov 10, 2006 02:55 PM

          Aged armanagac supplies are fairly limited in LA. You might consider looking online and having it shipped from, say, Sherry-Lehman. Shipping isn't that bad and the selection is much better.

          That being said Du Vin always has a few interesting bottles.

          1. c
            carter Nov 10, 2006 12:14 AM

            Can't imagine that Wallys Wine & Liquors on Westwood Blvd. near Olympic would not have something that would suit your need.
            They have at least 6 web pages of Cognacs, Brandys and related:
            http://www.wallywine.com/s-451-brandy...

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            1. re: carter
              Lori SF Nov 10, 2006 01:18 AM

              thank you i loved Wallys when I lived in santa monica.. I am in san francisco and someone mentioned two place here so there is a wallys type here. thanks

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