Ask Sid: How to locate that special wine?

November 20th, 2019
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Question: How can I find a special bottle of older wine I want to purchase that is not available at my liquor store?

Answer: Don’t know where you live but this is a common problem for wine purchasers everywhere around the world. Government liquor stores only carry a limited number of wine listings. Your local wine shop will probably be better in assisting you to locate that treasure you want or put you in touch with the wine agent who acts for the appropriate producer. Lots of larger wine shops have an extensive inventory of wines you can search on their site. Many of the auction houses (including Acker Merrall, Christie’s, Hart Davis Hart, Sotheby’s, Zachys among others) are worth monitoring for top wines coming up for sale. In Ontario check out Waddingtons.ca. However do your own searching on line too. Your scribe still uses wine-searcher.com to check possible locations and especially ball park wine values. Also check out lots of others including winezap.com, wineaccess.com and irongatewine.com. This last one is an Ontario company of President Warren F. Porter & Megan McDonald Sales & Acquisitions Specialist who this week held a Vancouver reception opening 1976 Krug Collection in Magnum plus other collectibles and have an impressive rare wine inventory on their website. Good luck. Enjoy your investigation.


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November 20th, 2019

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