Bruce Hayes wrote:So, can anyone advise on how to go about doing this and how much it might cost, not just in shipping but in those nasty Canadian taxes and duties?
Bruce, I can't help much with the specifics, other than to note that Paul B and other Canadian participants have occasionally bewailed the strictness, and the cost, of Canadian customs. This is one rare case where the US is apparently less restrictive ... we can generally receive wines from abroad, or bring them home ourselves, with minimal red tape and only nominal taxes and duty (which are usually waived). From what I hear, Canadian Customs doesn't do that.
I hope some of your compatriots will jump in with chapter and verse - I'd like to have a good answer to this FAQ myself, but I'm afraid the answer isn't going to be a good one ... the threshold is clearly high enough to keep Paul B from making the short trip over to the Finger Lakes and coming home with a trunkload of labrusca and Norton, for instance.