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by CindyL, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 13:32 (247 days ago)

How many litres/bottles can Canadians bring with them!

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by HolyMole @, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 17:26 (247 days ago) @ CindyL

How many litres/bottles can Canadians bring with them!

Unless it's homebrew with sentimental value, why bother? Wine's a lot cheaper in Zihua. Just sayin'

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by Walt, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 18:52 (246 days ago) @ CindyL

Don't know the answer but I am a wine nut with an 800 bottle cellar. When I bought a condo on La Ropa I bought a 30 bottle wine cooler and brought down expensive old Bordeaux. Learned quickly to drink margaritas, good beer and local So America and Mexico wines. No longer use the wine cooler, just as a table next to the bed. My rec is to buy locally and enjoy margaritas and beer.

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by AngelaD @, Thursday, April 13, 2017, 12:29 (246 days ago) @ Walt

Agree - I would not bother bringing in wines. There are any number of good wines available and reasonable.

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by billfish @, Kirkland, WA, Thursday, April 13, 2017, 19:36 (245 days ago) @ CindyL

I believe entering Mexico you are allowed 3L each. For the last couple of years we have brought slightly (15 bottles for 2 people) more than the allowed. If asked, we would kindly pay duty/btl. They asked to look at it this year but we were waved thru. I do like vino from Mex and SA but love my WA juice. Cheers!!!

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by Mork, Thursday, April 13, 2017, 20:56 (245 days ago) @ CindyL

B.C. wines should be enjoyed only in Canada, and probably only by those who grew up with them! Sorry, couldn't help myself.

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by Biodude, Thursday, April 13, 2017, 22:31 (245 days ago) @ Mork

Well, A) Zihua is in the tropics, not ideal for even short term storage of wine w/out refrigeration B) I prefer French wines C) It's not the cost, it's preference - so for the last 20 years we bring a case of wine to Zihuatanejo. Never a problem. C) Not a problem at any of the restaurants we dine at... D) just remember to tip as if you had bought off the list... and offer your host a taste E) if your like your La Cetto baked, fine with me, ignore A-D.

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by Pelicano, Friday, April 14, 2017, 10:17 (245 days ago) @ Biodude

Well, A) Zihua is in the tropics, not ideal for even short term storage of wine w/out refrigeration B) I prefer French wines C) It's not the cost, it's preference - so for the last 20 years we bring a case of wine to Zihuatanejo. Never a problem. C) Not a problem at any of the restaurants we dine at... D) just remember to tip as if you had bought off the list... and offer your host a taste E) if your like your La Cetto baked, fine with me, ignore A-D.

I prefer French wine as well, and pickings (!) are slim in Centro since Vinoteca closed. As for Mork, I didn't know there was ANY wine on Ork.

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by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Friday, April 14, 2017, 11:15 (245 days ago) @ Mork

Even though we can pick up a reasonable price wine in "Z", we like bringing a 5 lt box wine. Some of the brands have gotten better and it stays fresher when opened because the spigot doesn't let air in. It's handy sitting on the balcony watching the sun go down and the lights coming on.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Friday, April 14, 2017, 11:42 (245 days ago) @ Paulf

I'm no wine connoisseur, but I was under the impression that you're supposed to uncork a bottle well before serving in order to let air IN.

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by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Saturday, April 15, 2017, 08:44 (244 days ago) @ frostbite

If you plan to drink the whole bottle at 1 sitting. My wife uses a aerator, she claims it makes the wine taste better- my taste buds can't tell the difference. It takes us a few days to sip the whole 5 lt box of wine.