Where to buy 2005 Movia “Lunar”?!
I'm new to the site, first post but have used it a LOT for researching places to eat in Toronto. I've just moved here from the UK by the way.
I was in Vegas last year and ate at Mario Batali's Enoteca San Marco in the Venetian and had a bottle of 2005 Ribolla Gialla Movia “Lunar” and loved it. I haven't been able to find it anywhere in the UK and now I'm in Canada, I'm really interested to find anywhere online or even better in Toronto that sells it. Any thoughts on where to pick a bottle up?
Thanks in advance,
You won't be able to have the wine shipped across the border into Ontario; only the LCBO can import wine. I've also never heard of an agent for the US *and* Canada; usually the agent has to be based in Canada if not the province/territory concerned.
I checked the websites for the Quebec, Ontario, BC and Manitoba liquor boards and none of them lists any wines by Movia, which means either they're out of stock or the wine is available only on a private import basis (must be purchased in case lots directly through the agent). However, the Alberta Liquor Guide -- www.alberta-liquor-guide.com -- shows several Movia wines are available in that province, including a Ribolla Gialla (no specification beyond that). The agent is listed as Tannin Fine Wines Ltd. -- www.tanninfinewines.com or 1.877.TANNIN1 -- and the product code is 725753. The agency's website says they also represent certain wines in Ontario, so you might try giving them a call. And if they aren't agents for the wine in Ontario, they may know who is.
If that doesn't pan out, the Alberta Liquor Guide will let you search for stores that have a specific wine; for example, it shows four Calgary stores as stocking the Ribolla. You could call the stores and see if they'd ship you bottles or a case (technically illegal but has been known to happen). And if none of that works, there's always what Quebecers call *importation valise*, getting a travelling friend to bring back a bottle or two from his or her next trip to Alberta or NY.
This is their website: http://www.movia.si
KRISTANČIČ - MOVIA MIRKO IN ALEŠ
Ceglo 18, 5212 Dobrovo v Brdih
T: +386 5 395 95 10
F: +386 5 395 95 11
VINOTEKA MOVIA Kristančič Vesna s.p.
Mestni trg 4, 1000 Ljubljana
T: +386 1 425 54 48
F: +386 1 425 54 48
I'd suggest, email & ask for their CA & US importers.
If you find out, please post back!
I have heard that it can be found in New York. Like you, my wife and I ate at that place last year and we tried that very wine. And I searched Chicago in vain for it, though I was told by a retailer that they haven't found a distributor here. It was an absolutely wonderful, one of a kind wine, without a doubt.