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Old 12-20-2012, 07:31 PM   #26
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didn't want to make a new thread and this seemed like the perfect place to ask

I want to buy a bottle of wine for my buddy for xmas but i don't drink any alcohol, and he and his wife like to pretend they're connoisseurs

anyway I have no idea what to pick them up, i'd like to get something that they can enjoy during xmas dinner and i'm looking to spend around $200

doesn't have to be wine so if you got any other suggestions im open


i'll probably stop by that wine store in metrotown this weekend and ask them but I thought I would try here first to at least get an idea
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:05 AM   #27
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^^^ so i went into the wine shop and the guy was really helpful (thanks man)


ended up getting a bottle called 'Oculus' and under budget too, woot
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:53 PM   #28
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Oculus from Mission Ridge, I never bought a bottle myself (overpriced IMHO) but I did get to taste quite a bit of it when I was up in Okanagan.
Nice pick for a present, Mission Hill is one of the better ("prestigious") wineries in BC
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:34 AM   #30
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Dr. Loosen - Reisling

They are all roughly in the $20 ballpark so shouldn't break the bank either.
+1 on Dr Loosen. $18.xx a bottle...but i can't drink that regularly as i finish a bottle myself easily in a couple of days

for red i like any of the mission hills or sumac ridges that are in the $25-ish range.
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My favorite for red is always a strong Shiraz/Syrah and for white I like Chardonnay chilled on a hot day.
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i sell wine in china, we mostly import wine from frances but one of the faves we like is monte alphas chardonnay & the purple angel red (we know the owner)

we like it so much that after we finished are sample here in china, we went back to bc liquor store to buy a few bottles just cuz me & my dad love it that much
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some of my favourites (all reasonably priced and popular enough to be found anywhere):

+1 for previous J Lohr 7 Oaks Cab Sauv recommendations

Trapiche Reserve Malbec

Layer Cake Malbec and Cab Sauv

Oyster Bay Sauv Blanc

Chalk Hill Chardonnay

Ravens Wood Zinfandel

Ruffino Chianti
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Had a Sandhill Chardonnay with Crab and Spot Prawns a while back, awesome.
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^Just finished a bottle of the Chardonnay and the Merlot that I won at work, great wine for a decent price!
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Used to moonlight in the industry, so here's a couple I would sell the customers:

Cupcake Petit Syrah
Punto Final Malbec

Both under $18 at BC Liquor.
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Apothic Red and 7 Deadly Zins Zinfandel are quite good and not expensive
Especially when you buy it in the USA.
I bought a bottle of Apothic up here for $15.99.
Found it in Costco in the USA for $7.99
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