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Feudi di San Gregorio in Ontario?!

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marijkedb Jun 19, 2009 05:26 AM

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?

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    cybergod RE: marijkedb Jun 19, 2009 05:57 AM

    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)!

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      Tinpot RE: marijkedb Jun 19, 2009 06:05 AM

      A quick search revealed this page, which may provide leads for you to pursue as they seem to indicate 2 Canadian sources. As was noted in cybergod's post, however, shipping across provincial borders may be next to impossible.
      Good luck.
      TD

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        dickiegreenleaf RE: marijkedb Nov 23, 2009 09:42 AM

        unfortunately not. i have to buy their Serpico in Montreal everytime i go there.

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          foodyDudey RE: dickiegreenleaf Nov 23, 2009 09:58 AM

          It looks like you can order it from stem wine group for $1200 a case

          http://www.stemwinegroup.com/site/fam...

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            bytepusher RE: foodyDudey Nov 23, 2009 08:09 PM

            It's a 6 bottle case, still a c-note per bottle but the minimum buy is $600 not $1200

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              dickiegreenleaf RE: bytepusher Nov 24, 2009 11:18 AM

              $73 per bottle at the SAQ and i get to enjoy a weekend in Montreal.

              their Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio is one of their best values at $19.95. not as polished as the Serpico but opens up nicely.

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