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by Rubaiyat
Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Who buys/uses the proper glassware for your beers?
Replies: 22
Views: 7290

We are also putting together a glass shipment from Belgium ..

I'll keep you posted.

Cheers,

Paul
by Rubaiyat
Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:02 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Burton Bridge: Esprit or Rubaiyat or neither?
Replies: 4
Views: 2638

Hi there -- we bring Burton Bridge in yes ..

email paul@greatdrinks.com or call 416 462 1577

cheers,

paul
by Rubaiyat
Sat Jul 02, 2005 9:28 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Summer Beer Release
Replies: 28
Views: 8989

greg -- the fruili sold just as much ... and slower than many ... of the other thematics it was released with last year. just for the record.
by Rubaiyat
Wed May 11, 2005 1:01 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Jenlain Biere de Garde Ginger-flavoured
Replies: 32
Views: 10761

indeed. i wince and cringe just the same. but ... no -- margins are all the same, relatively speaking -- it's just that basically each of those eastern lightweights are "guaranteed" a reasonable level of sales within their ethnic groups many of which are swelling or rising in the ranks these days an...
by Rubaiyat
Fri May 06, 2005 3:30 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Article in G&M on impact of LCBO's Food & Drink Mag.
Replies: 12
Views: 4213

WE (agents) - and whoever else advertises in it - "pay" for that magazine. $10,000 a page (ad).

:-?
by Rubaiyat
Mon May 02, 2005 1:33 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Consignment Beer Orders
Replies: 13
Views: 4641

RUBAIYAT Available at the moment ... Piraat (Belgium) 330 ml 10.5% alc./vol. Bruegel Amber Ale (Belgium) 330 ml 5.2% alc./vol. Yersekes Mosselbier (Belgium) 250 ml 5.2% alc./vol. Leutebok (Belgium) 330 ml 7.5% alc./vol. Delirium Tremens (Belgium) 330 ml 9% alc./vol. Petrus Triple (Belgium) 250 ml 7....
by Rubaiyat
Sun May 01, 2005 10:13 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Jenlain Biere de Garde Ginger-flavoured
Replies: 32
Views: 10761

"potential" is the operative word here. unfortunately -- and i've thought a lot about this -- i can't blame the people who run the department necessarily. it's more a function of the SYSTEM. the monopoly system, the archaic rules that are behind it, the drive for profitability, etc. certain beers - ...
by Rubaiyat
Sat Apr 30, 2005 10:49 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Jenlain Biere de Garde Ginger-flavoured
Replies: 32
Views: 10761

A very diplomatic answer -- from them. OK. HERE is how it works. Once a year (occasionally there are others throughout the year but this is the main one) they issue their annual purchasing plans which set out what essentially amount to tenders. These "tenders" which are spaced throughout the year (s...
by Rubaiyat
Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:55 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Jenlain Biere de Garde Ginger-flavoured
Replies: 32
Views: 10761

Thank you for all your positive - and ... not so positive - comments on the J Ginger .. :-) I just want to state one thing for the record: this beer IS the regular Jenlain Blonde with added "ginger essence". My point, simply, is that this beer is not a brand new (cheap, inferior, "swill") concoction...
by Rubaiyat
Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Huyghe Floris Passionfruit Availability ???
Replies: 2
Views: 2166

Yes pls call 416 462 1577 or email paul@greatdrinks.com for availability .. !!

Cheers,

Paul
by Rubaiyat
Wed Apr 13, 2005 11:23 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What is the LCBO's agenda? Our own InfoLine
Replies: 5
Views: 2629

josh -- the lcbo IS very "profitable". OUTSIDE and OVER AND ABOVE all taxes ... there is a 145% markup - yes that's right ... a 145% markup - on spirits, for example ... 64% on wine ... and so on. gross profit mind you (i.e. before admin costs, warehousing, salaries, etc.) but OVER AND ABOVE ALL tax...
by Rubaiyat
Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Technical question re beer safety
Replies: 5
Views: 2601

I agree with you. I think I was going somewhere else with this. I guess I was giving a relatively vague answer to something I didn't read fully. I was simply stating the fact that the LCBO HAS in the past - more than now - been reluctant to buy IMPORTED unpasteurized beer as the shipping and storage...
by Rubaiyat
Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:32 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Technical question re beer safety
Replies: 5
Views: 2601

most of the reluctance - which has now SOMEWHAT but only slightly somewhat subsided - was the logistics side of it. shelf life issues -- refrigeration issues -- the fact that things (stock) don't always move fast through the LCBO (specialty, more interesting things that is -- smirnoff ice or yellowt...
by Rubaiyat
Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Bruegel Amber Ale
Replies: 8
Views: 4830

The large bottles come in cases of six. We don't normally import them. If you were interested -- they certainly have to be sold in full case lots. That's the law. In terms of bringing them in -- if there was interest -- we could do .. but we're looking at months. If there is interest we will do thou...
by Rubaiyat
Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:48 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: XO Beer
Replies: 16
Views: 6547

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