Feudi di San Gregorio in Ontario?!
I have a very specific question: I work for a Belgian company located in Belgium, but one of the consultants we worked with on a project is moving back to Canada (to Kanata in Ontario). During his stay in Belgium he regularly dined with one of our sales directors and he really appreciated the Feudi Di San Gregorio Rubrato Aglianico wine he drank. Now, as he is moving back, we would like to send him some bottles of that wine for him to enjoy in his new home, but I want to send it to him directly in Canada (he will have enough luggage as it is), but I cannot seem to find an online shop that sells this wine and is willing (or able) to ship to Ontario. Can anyone help me?
The LCBO (our provincial liquor retail monopoly) usually has at least a bottle or two of Feudi di San Gregorio in stock in Vintages (their higher-end wine program), but they've been absent for a while. You can keep an eye out on the LCBO's website for FdSG: www.lcbo.com, including their online store @ www.vintagesshoponline.com.
Your other option may be to purchase the wine directly from the winery's Ontario importing agency. In Ontario members of the public are allowed to order directly from agents and have the wine delivered anywhere in Ontario, but only in case lots. I'm pretty sure this is the wine agency that still reps FdSG in Ontario: http://www.wineloversagency.com/
Otherwise you're screwed: it's either outright illegal and/or really difficult to order wine from anywhere outside of Ontario and have it shipped here (by law it must go through the LCBO first, so they can collect the provincial taxes and levies on it)!