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valleyzoo62 May 9, 2010 04:05 PM

Hi Everyone,

I am looking for some advise in selecting some wine for a friends wedding gift.

We are planning on giving three bottles of wine, one to be opened a year from now, the second five years from now and the third 10 years from now.

We have a budget of 150 - 200.

Can I get some suggestion on the three bottles but I guess the wines I am having more trouble selecting are ones that will cellar nicely for 5+ years.

Thanks for your help and suggestions.

  1. Googs May 9, 2010 05:05 PM

    While many of us can help, you might post this on the wine board for worldwide help. You should have an idea of what your friends like to drink and something about what they like to eat. Some people are Chateau Lafite and some are Chateau Les Feet. Either way, whatever your friends like they're not wrong. It's really about personal taste.

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      C.Jackson May 9, 2010 05:30 PM

      Dominus 2006 is very good and will cellar nice for 20-25 years, its 124.95
      Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Syrah 2006 is also very good for 99.00

      1. JamieK May 9, 2010 05:49 PM

        I find the staff at some of the better LCBO stores knowledgeable and helpful -- you might considering getting advice at one of the Summerhill, Bayview Village, Shops at Don Mills or Queens Quay locations.

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        1. re: JamieK
          Googs May 10, 2010 05:40 AM

          JamieK, I would have suggested same if I had thought the same. However, I find the LCBO staff really hit and miss and given to the same variances in taste of the general audience. All in all, I'd rather have Red Green recommend a bottle.

          1. re: Googs
            JamieK May 10, 2010 02:15 PM

            Interesting! I've actually had some pretty good tips from a store I didn't even mention above -- in the Beach at Coxwell. However, I haven't asked for advice at the above stores (although I do a fair bit of eavesdropping) so it's too bad to hear they're not consistent. I wonder what Red Green would recommend -- Le Lodge de Possum Hooch - flavourful with underlying hint of duct tape.

            1. re: JamieK
              Googs May 11, 2010 05:23 AM

              Sssshhh. The Beach at Coxwell is the secret best lcbo in the city. Avoid the crowds and keep the selection deep by never mentioning this again. Eat this message in 5 seconds.

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