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  1. Hi; I'm looking for a couple of suggestions for supper for the Paramus/Rochelle Park/Maywood area (+ or - about 5 miles). Open to any kind of food (mexican, american, asian, sushi, new-age, etc.), not really high-end, but certainly not chain restaurants either. Tried to do a search in previous posts, but don't know the area very well and was too lazy to look up suggestions in a map to determine if it was close or not. Thanks!
  2. I would suspect Wine-Searcher.com, using whatever state you say you bought it in and hopefully they don't charge you the most expensive result. http://www.wine-searcher.com/
  3. With free trade and all that good stuff, if the wine is made in California (Or anywhere in the states for that matter), we don't pay duty on it regardless of value right? Just tax?
  4. Out of curiosity, which border location are you going through? I typically come through the montreal border, I declare how many bottles I have and not once have they asked more than that. Mind you I never go over the 1.5L or 2 750ml bottles per person limit, but they never actually ask what exactly did I buy or what it's worth.
  5. Did you mean IN the US or FROM the US? I agree on the ridiculous price difference for a lot of wines in the states and they have quite a few things there that's really hard (read impossible) to find here (eg. Sea Smoke). I just came back from a NYC trip, made quite a few wine stops and brought back 8 bottles (we were 4 ppl), but would love to find out if there's a way to buy online or something from the states. Especially for those harder to find, trophy wines. Among other things, was able to grab 2 Sea Smoke Botellas, an 03 Opus One, an 03 Dominus and some 04 first growth 2nd house bottles. Even if I could find all of those here, I'd be paying a kidney for them.
  6. Even for the Village Reserve? I think they're selling that around $25, that's pretty good for Pinot N.
  7. Hey, does anyone know where I can find Clos Jordanne Pinot Noir (2004) in the Mississauga area?? Unfortunately the LCBO doesn't carry it (they will have the 05 vintage in November). I'm from out of town and hoping there's some small niche place that may have some since it is a Niagara based winery. http://www.leclosjordanne.com/en/vision/default.asp
  8. Yes I'm driving and yes I did have an issue with brining wine (alcohol to be precise) on a plane as well. It was packed away in my suitcase, that I was checking in (not bringing on board with me) and I was told I still couldn't have any. What I don't get is when filling out the paperwork, they still ask how much alcohol you're bringing back with you... I mean, if I can't bring it on board or with my luggage, how the hell do they expect me to bring it???? But I digress... No I haven't tried BC wines, I drink quite a bit of local wine, but mostly from the Niagara region. I'm ashamed to say, but I'm kinda looking for trophy wines during this trip, stuff that I either can't find here or are considerably cheaper in the states. Opus One or Sea Smoke being high up on the list...
  9. Thank-you! Sherry Lehmann, I think I will make a detour while on the island to check that out too, even if it's just for some window shopping/drooling. However, if they have some Sea Smoke...
  10. I checked and the Wine Library is about 50km from where I will be staying, but since I do watch the "show" quite often, I may just might make the trip for the hell of it. Has anyone actually been to his store?? Good selection? Prices?? For those who like wine and don't know what I'm talking about... http://tv.winelibrary.com/ http://www.slate.com/id/2171517/fr/flyout
  11. Since I'm from Canada, I plan on drinking some of it while on vacation and for the stuff that needs to be cellared for a few years, those I will bring back. We're 4 people, so I'm allowed 8 (750ml) bottles...
  12. Hi; Not sure where the best fit for this question is, here or the drinks forum, but will try here first, moderator please bump me if inapropriate. I'll be going to NYC next week for a 1 week vacation, but will be staying on the NJ side, specifically at the Hilton Fort Lee (right beside the GW bridge). With that said, had two quick questions... first is where would the nearest and biggest wine store be (on the NJ side, not in manhattan)? I realize biggest doesn't mean best, but still looking for a very large store, hopefully with a huge selection where I can spend a few hours indulging. By nearest, I mean anything within 10 - 15 miles of the Hotel, the closer the better, but willing to drive for a really exceptional store. Second, and less important, any really good restaurants nearby? Again looking on the NJ side, I already know where I want to eat in Manhattan. Thanks in advance!!! http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/FTLF...Jersey/index.do
  13. Hi; Another "where to eat" question... I have searched the forums already and haven't found exactly what I'm looking for, so here goes: I'll be staying in downtown TO (3 minute walk to Eaton Center) and I'm looking for a decent, mid-range restaurant that's within walking distance or at most a very quick cab ride. By mid-range, I'm thinking something price wise like the Keg or Milestones, along those lines, but something not part of a franchise/chain. Open to any type of cuisine. Susur, Scaramouche and those guys are too high end for what I'm hoping for. Thanks in advance!
  14. I'm thinking of going to one of his two restaurants, either his more upscale Susur restaurant or to Lee... Differentiator will probably be price, we'll be three going. Anybody know what a typical meal (with and without wine) costs at either of these places? We'll probably be taking the tasting menu wherever it's available. Thx!
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