[Ottawa] Best LCBO for Sherry?
I'm going to Ottawa (from Montreal) this week-end and will probably drop by an LCBO store to see what they have Sherry-wise since our own selection (SAQ) is quite limited.
I only went to the store on Rideau ( 275 rideau st.) and they have a good selection.
Is there a better one (better selection) not too far away from the center with parking ?
Rideau Street is your best bet. It's the main store for the downtown area (there area at least 3 other stores downtown) The only comparable stores, that I know of, would be at Merivale/Hunt Club or Baseline/Woodroffe - both of which are much further out than you want.
If you're driving to Ottawa from Montreal, take as many empty wine bottles as you can carry. The Beer Stores in Ottawa give 20c refund on empties.
I'll also second the recommendation for the LCBO on Rideau - much bigger selection of pretty much everything than any SAQ outlet.
re: Mr. Millygirl
I think both of these are pretty much sold-out. The LCBO inventory system is only validated once a year and that's coming up shortly, so no physical inventory check has been done for nearly a year.
Don't rely on that system - call the store first.
Of course, please post if you've actually seen the bottles on the shelf.
i went into the store 10 minutes before closing yesterday, got a case of mix'n'match of different Sherry (Sherries ?).
Since I'm on a diet, most of them will not be tasted for at least a few months!! except for the Papirusa which I opened as soon as I got home last night.