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Posted By: tweedybear

Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/28/05 03:58 PM

A question that's not covered in our Belize travel books is how much can we bring in. Two Bottles of our favorite Vino since we're celebrating our 30th. Then we'd like to bring some Tequilla & Controy from Mexico. Is that allowed? I can't find it anywhere. laugh
Posted By: Amanda Syme

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/28/05 04:02 PM

You can buy all of those beverages here. Why not support the local economy.

The Wine de Vine store in town have a huge selection of wines from all over the world - and well priced.

You can buy the Mexican liquor at most large grocery stores here.

I can't remember how much booze you can import duty free, but it is the same as the US. Maybe 2 quarts per family???
Posted By: tweedybear

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/28/05 04:27 PM

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Originally posted by Amanda Syme:
You can buy all of those beverages here. Why not support the local economy.

The Wine de Vine store in town have a huge selection of wines from all over the world - and well priced.

You can buy the Mexican liquor at most large grocery stores here.

I can't remember how much booze you can import duty free, but it is the same as the US. Maybe 2 quarts per family???
Posted By: tweedybear

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/28/05 04:29 PM

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Originally posted by tweedybear:
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Originally posted by Amanda Syme:
[b] You can buy all of those beverages here. Why not support the local economy.

The Wine de Vine store in town have a huge selection of wines from all over the world - and well priced.

You can buy the Mexican liquor at most large grocery stores here.

Our wines is 1975 (30) years for our 30th. It's in our wine cooler. Remember it's our 30th. Yes, I'll support the local trade with the other - no biggie. I doubt they would have our favorite Cab's.If I manage to pass the certification, we can celebrate. I think I'm too old for this - there is a lot to learn - will my brain work overtime??

I can't remember how much booze you can import duty free, but it is the same as the US. Maybe 2 quarts per family???
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Posted By: playabees

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/28/05 04:46 PM

I bring wine in every time, mostly to share with friends who live on the island. I generally pack no more than 6 bottles (big bubble wrap, dish towels, oversize ziploc bag) and have never had a problem.

Wine De Vine does have a great selection but know that you'll pay quite a bit more for them due to taxes and the cost of importing. Last I looked, there weren't any California wines and I'm a big Zin drinker frown

Good luck and pack carefully!
Posted By: GBZ39

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/28/05 05:27 PM

Wine is expensive in Belize.

A $15 box of Almaden in CT was $50 last February. Plan accordingly.

Beer is great!
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/28/05 05:37 PM

Here's my list of Rose wines and there's plenty more American Red's and White's available, prices range from $9US to $220US (for all American varieties):

Arbor Mist Strawberry White Zinfandel
Baron Philippe de Rothschild France Mouton Cadet Rose
Beringer White Zinfandel
Beringer White Zinfandel
Calvet Carte Rosé, V.D.T.
Calvet Rosé D'Anjou
Drouet Rose d'Anjou demi-sec
Drouet Rose de Loire BOX 3L
Glen Ellen White Zinfandel
Inglenook White Zinfandel
Inglenook White Zinfandel
Robert Mondavi Woodbridge White Zinfandel
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/28/05 06:56 PM

If you're a serious wine drinker, bring your own. Prices are almost double what you'll pay in the states and selection of decent wine is limited. That said, Belikin is part of the Belize experience and the rum punch is excellent!
Posted By: bennyboy96

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/28/05 07:00 PM

So what is the legal number of bottles each person can bring in??
Posted By: playabees

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/28/05 08:13 PM

They keep telling me on those Customs forms and I keep forgetting.

Coincidence? I think not...
Posted By: Amanda Syme

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/28/05 08:41 PM

I believe the legal, duty free amount is 2 bottles per family.

I mainly drink californian wines. $330 Bz for a case. That is $27.50 Bz per bottle. So $13.75 US for a $9 US bottle of wine. If you call that expensive - drink beer.

My POINT was, support the local Belizean economy. If stuff elsewhere is so great and CHEAP - why visit Belize?

Oh right, because you love the people - then help support our economy. How do you think locals live?

Most of the difference in cost is government taxes - the government pays for the majority of the schools in this country. Don't you love our beautiful children with their happy smiling faces?

I realize this point is lost a few select people - the type of folks that demand 20% discounts on tours and hotel rooms.
Posted By: Amanda Syme

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/28/05 08:48 PM

My apologies for ranting - don't get too offended.

You can buy wonderful wines here, from California, France, Australia, Chile etc.

Yes they cost a little more than you may be accostomed to at home - but your on vacation - and your anniversary celebration - take the plunge and try something new. You just might like it.
Posted By: LaurieMar

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/28/05 09:03 PM

I am a huge wine fan (lived in Napa Valley area for years). I always bring 2 bottles with me and of course, my bottle of Jose Cuervo.

Enjoy your trip!
Posted By: Amanda Syme

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/28/05 09:56 PM

Did you watch the movie Sideways? It was about the California Wine Country. I thought it was kinda crappy - a load of hype and then no delivery.
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/28/05 10:01 PM

Just to dispute the lack of quality wines in San Pedro, here's the list of wines that we deliver, below that is the list of liquor. In both cases more are available.

White Wines

American

Almaden Chardonnay (Bag In A Box)
Arbor Mist Peach Chardonnay
Beringer Chardonnay, Napa Valley
Beringer Chardonnay, Napa Valley, Private Reserve, 1997
Beringer Chenin Blanc
Beringer Sauvignon Blanc
Founder's Estate by Beringer Chardonnay
Glen Ellen Chardonnay
Inglenook Chablis, Premium Select
Inglenook Chablis, Premium Select
Inglenook Chardonnay, Estate Cellars
Inglenook Chardonnay, Estate Cellars
Meridian Chardonnay, Santa Barbara
Richards Wild Irish Rose White
Robert Mondavi Chardonnay, Napa Valley
Robert Mondavi Fumé Blanc, Napa Valley
Robert Mondavi Moscato d'Oro, Napa Valley
Stone Cellars Chardonnay
Stone Cellars Pinot Grigio
Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay
Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Muscat

Argentina

Trivento Chardonnay

Australia

Cheviot Bridge Long Flat Chardonnay
Cheviot Bridge Long Flat White
Lindemans Bin 65 Chardonnay
Lindemans Sémillon-Chardonnay
Rosemount Estate Chardonnay Sémillon
Rosemount Estate Chardonnay, Estate Bottled
Rosemount Estate Chardonnay, Show Reserve, Hunter Valley
Rosemount Estate Traminer-Riesling
Yalumba Oxford Landing Chardonnay

Chile

BPDR Chardonnay
BPDR Sauvignon Blanc
Vina ConchayToro Casillero Chardonnay
Vina ConchayToro Casillero Sauvignon Blanc
Vina ConchayToro Marques Chardonnay
Vina ConchayToro Terrunyo Chardonnay
Viña Undurraga Chardonnay Reserva
Viña Undurraga Chardonnay, Maipo Valley
Viña Undurraga Chardonnay, Maipo Valley
Viña Undurraga Gewürztraminer, Maipo Valley
Viña Undurraga Late Harvest Reserve
Viña Undurraga Sauvignon Blanc, Lontue Valley

France

Albert Pic Chablis Albert Pic 2002
Albert Pic Petit Chablis Albert Pic 2003
Baron Philippe de Rothschild France Baronne Charlotte Graves
Baron Philippe de Rothschild France Baronne Mathilde Sauternes
Baron Philippe de Rothschild France Mouton Cadet Blanc
Calvet Blanc de Blancs, V.D.T.
Calvet Bourgogne Aligote
Calvet Carte D'Or White, V.D.T.
Calvet Chablis
Calvet Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons, 1998
Calvet Chardonnay
Calvet Muscadet-de-Sèvre et Maine
Calvet Pouilly-Fuissé
Calvet Premier Bourgogne Chardonnay
Calvet Réserve Bordeaux Blanc A.O.C.
Calvet Sauternes
Calvet Sauvignon Blanc
Chapoutier Belleruche Blanc Cotes du Rhone 2003
Chapoutier Chante Alouette Blanc Hermitage 2001
Château Mont-Redon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Estate Bottled
Dopff & Irion Gewürztraminer
Drouet Chardonnay Vin de Pays BOX 3L
Drouet Cuvee Preestige Chardonnay
Duboeuf Chardonnay Nouvelle Generation
Guigal Crozes-Hermitage Blanc 2002
Guigal Hermitage Blanc 2001
Hugel & Fils Gentil Hugel
Hugel & Fils Gewurztraminer Hugel
Hugel & Fils Pinot Gris Tradition 2001
Hugel & Fils Riesling Hugel
Ladoucette Comte Lafond Sancerre Blanc 2002
Ladoucette Pouilly Fume 2002
Louis Jadot Beaujolais Blanc, Grand Clos de Loyse
Louis Jadot Chardonnay
Louis Jadot Corton-Charlemagne, Grand Cru, 1999***NEW***
Louis Jadot Mâcon-Villages
Louis Jadot Meursault
Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuissé
Louis Jadot Puligny-Montrachet, 1997
Louis Latour Chablis La Chanfleure
Louis Latour Chardonnay d'Ardeche
Louis Latour Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot Blanc 2001
Louis Latour Grand Ardeche
Louis Latour Macon Lugny Les Genievres
Louis Latour Macon-Villages Chameroy
Louis Latour Meursault A.C. 2001
Louis Latour Pouilly-Fuisse
Louis Latour Puligny-Montrachet Blanc 2001
Louis Latour Saint Veran Les Deux Moulins
Michele Redde Pouilly Fumé "La Moynerie" Estate Bottled
Michele Redde Sancerre "Les Tuilères"
Mortier Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc 2000
Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux, 2001
Trimbach Riesling

Germany

Guntrum Niersteiner Bergkirchie Riesling Kabinett
Guntrum Niersteiner Holle Rivaner Kabinett
Guntrum Niersteiner Rehbach Riesling Spatlese
Guntrum Oppenheimer Kreuz Kerner Auslese
Guntrum Oppenheimer Kreuz Kerner Spatlese
Guntrum Tradition Trockenbeerenauslese 375ml

Italy

Antinori Campogrande Orvieto
Antinori VillaAntinori Tuscany White
Bolla Pinot Grigio delle Venezia
Bolla Soave Classico, D.O.C.
Bollini Pinot Grigio Riserva, Trentino, D.O.C.
Bollini Pinot Grigio, Trentino, D.O.C.
Campagnola Pinot Grigio
Nozzole "Le Bruniche" Chardonnay di Toscana, I.G.T.
Ruffino Grappa Reserva Ducale Gold Label***NEW***
Ruffino Libaio (Chardonnay)
Ruffino Orvieto Classico D.O.C.
Sartori Pinot Grigio DOC
Sartori Soave Classico

New Zealand

Babich Hawkes Bay Chardonnay
Babich Irongate Chardonnay
Babich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

South Africa

Nederburg Chardonnay

Spain

Marqués de Cáceres Rioja White Crianza ***NEW***
Marqués de Cáceres Rioja White***NEW***

Rose

Arbor Mist Strawberry White Zinfandel
Baron Philippe de Rothschild France Mouton Cadet Rose
Beringer White Zinfandel
Beringer White Zinfandel
Calvet Carte Rosé, V.D.T.
Calvet Rosé D'Anjou
Drouet Rose d'Anjou demi-sec
Drouet Rose de Loire BOX 3L
Glen Ellen White Zinfandel
Inglenook White Zinfandel
Inglenook White Zinfandel
Robert Mondavi Woodbridge White Zinfandel

Red Wines

American

Almaden Cabernet Sauvignon (Bag In A Box)
Arbor Mist Blackberry Merlot
Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley
Beringer Zinfandel, Napa Valley
Founder's Estate by Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon
Founder's Estate by Beringer, Merlot
Glen Ellen Cabernet Sauvignon
Glen Ellen Merlot
Inglenook Burgundy
Inglenook Burgundy
Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Cellars
Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Cellars
Inglenook Merlot, Estate Cellars
Inglenook Merlot, Estate Cellars
Meridian Cabernet Sauvignon
Meridian Merlot
Meridian Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County
Opus One, Napa Valley, 1999
Richards Wild Irish Rose Red
Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Napa Valley, 1998
Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Robert Mondavi Merlot, Napa Valley
Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir, Napa Valley
Stone Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
Stone Cellars Merlot
Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon
Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Merlot

Argentina

Trapiche Cabernet Sauvignon
Trivento Malbec

Australia

Cheviot Bridge Long Flat Merlot
Lindemans Bin 40 Merlot
Lindemans Bin 45 Cabernet Sauvignon
Lindemans Bin 50 Shiraz
Lindemans Shiraz-Cabernet
Rosemount Estate Balmoral Syrah
Rosemount Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Bottled
Rosemount Estate Merlot, Estate Bottled
Rosemount Estate Pinot Noir, Estate Bottled
Rosemount Estate Shiraz, Estate Bottled
Rosemount Estate Shiraz-Cabernet
Rosemount Estate Show Reserve Shiraz
Tyrell's Vineyards Old Winery Cab/Merlot
Tyrell's Vineyards Old Winery Pinot Noir
Tyrell's Vineyards Moores Creek Shiraz
Yalumba Oxford Landing Merlot
Yalumba Oxford Landing Shiraz
Yalumba Y Shiraz

Chile

BPDR Cabernet Sauvignon
BPDR Escudo Rojo
BPDR Merlot
Vina ConchayToro Casillero Cabernet
Vina ConchayToro Casillero Carmenere
Vina ConchayToro Casillero Merlot
Vina ConchayToro Casillero Pinot Noir
Vina ConchayToro Casillero Syrah
Vina ConchayToro Don Melchor
Vina ConchayToro Marques Cabernet
Vina ConchayToro Marques Merlot
Vina ConchayToro Terrunyo Cabernet
Viña Undurraga Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva
Viña Undurraga Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley
Viña Undurraga Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley
Viña Undurraga Founder's Collection Cabernet Sauvignon
Viña Undurraga Merlot Reserve, Codigue Estate, Maipo Valley
Viña Undurraga Merlot, Colchagua Valley
Viña Undurraga Merlot, Colchagua Valley
Viña Undurraga Pinot Noir, Maipo Valley

France

Baron Philippe de Rothschild France Baron Carl St Emilion
Baron Philippe de Rothschild France Baron Henri Medoc
Baron Philippe de Rothschild France Baron Nathaniel Pauillac
Baron Philippe de Rothschild France Mouton Cadet Rouge
Calvet Beaujolais-Villages
Calvet Bourgogne Pinot Noir
Calvet Cabernet Sauvignon
Calvet Carte Rouge, V.D.T.
Calvet Château Saint Germain
Calvet Châteauneuf du Pape
Calvet Côtes-du-Rhône
Calvet Margaux
Calvet Merlot
Calvet Nuits Saint Georges, 1er Cru Les Saint Georges, 1998
Calvet Nuits-Saint-Georges
Calvet Pauillac
Calvet Réserve Bordeaux Rouge A.O.C.
Calvet Saint-Emilion
Calvet Syrah
Chapoutier Belleruche Rouge 2003 Cote du Rhone 2003
Chapoutier Bernardine Rouge Chareauneuf du Pape 2001
Chapoutier Petite Ruche Rouge Croze-Hermitage 2003
Chapoutier Sizeranne Rouge Hermitage 2001
Château Coufran, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, 1998 (Merlot)
Château Mont-Redon Châteauneuf du Pape, Estate Bottled, 1999
Château Mont-Redon Côtes-du-Rhône, Estate Bottled
Drouet Cuvee Prestige Cabernet Sauvignon
Drouet Cuvee Prestige Merlot
Drouet Merlot Vin de Pays BOX 3L
Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouvelle Generation
Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages
Duboeuf Chateauneuf du Pape
Duboeuf Merlot Nouvelle Generation
Duboeuf Syrah Jean's Nouvelle Generation
Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape 2001
Guigal Crozes-Hermitage Rouge 2001
Guigal Hermitage Rouge 2001
Guigal Saint-Joseph Rouge 2001
Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages
Louis Jadot Fleurie, Château de Poncié
Louis Jadot Morgon, Château de Bellevue
Louis Jadot Moulin-À-Vent, Château des Jacques
Louis Jadot Pernand-Vergelesses "Clos de la Croix de Pierre", 1999
Louis Jadot Pinot Noir
Louis Latour Aloxe Corton Domaine Latour 2000
Louis Latour Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot Rouge 2000
Louis Latour Gevrey-Chambertin
Mortier Chateau Bel Air Pomerol
Mortier Chateau Carbonnieux Rouge 2000
Mortier Chateau Giscours Margaux 2001
Mortier Chateau Prieure Lichine Margaux 2001
Mortier Chateau Tanesse

Italy

Antinori Badia a Passignano 2000
Antinori Badia a Passignano 99
Antinori Peppoli(Ch.Cl.)
Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello 98
Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello 99
Antinori Santa Cristina
Antinori Solaia 2000
Antinori Solaia 2001
Antinori TenuteMarchese Chianti Classico Riserva 2000
Antinori Tignanello (Magnum)
Antinori Tignanello 2000
Antinori Villa Antinori Toscano IGT
Bolla Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, 1993
Bolla Sangiovese di Romagna
Bolla Valpolicella Classico, D.O.C.
Campagnola Amarone Consorzio
Cataldo Nero d'Avolo Sicilia
I Grotti Chianti
I Grotti Chianti Classico
Michele Chiarlo Barbaresco, D.O.C.G., Piedmont
Michele Chiarlo Barolo, D.O.C.G.
Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva
Ruffino Chianti
Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva, Ducale "Oro", D.O.C.G.
Ruffino Chianti Classico, Aziano, D.O.C.G.
Ruffino Sangiovese-Merlot di Toscana I.G.T.
Sartori Amarone della Valpolicella Magnum
Sartori Bardolino Classico 2001
Sartori Valpolicello
Spalletti Chianti
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Tuscany, 1996

New Zealand

Babich Pinot Noir, East Coast

South Africa

Nederburg Cabernet Sauvignon (Paarl)***NEW***
Nederburg Pinotage (Pinot Noir/Cinsault)***NEW***

Spain

Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Crianza ***NEW***
Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Gaudium Reserva, 1994 ***NEW***
Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Gran Reserva, 1994 ***NEW***
Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Reserva, 1995 ***NEW***

Sparkling Wines & Champagne

Beringer Sparkling White Zinfandel (USA)
Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut (Spain)
Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut (Spain) (Magnums)
Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut (Spain) (Splits)
Freixenet Cordon Negro Extra Dry (Spain)
Laurent Perrier Brut L.P.
Laurent Perrier Brut Vintage 1995
Laurent Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut
Leoardini Spumante (Italy)
Martini Asti Spumante (Italy)
Moët et Chandon Brut Imperial N.V.
Moët et Chandon Dom Pérignon
Pol Clement Brut (France)
Ruinart "R" de Ruinart Brut
Ruinart "R" de Ruinart Brut NV Magnum
Ruinart Blanc de Blanc 75cl
Ruinart Blanc de Blanc Magnum
Ruinart Blanc de Blanc37.5 cl
St. Regis Vineyards Champagne (ALCOHOL FREE)
Taittinger Brut "La Française" N.V.
Taittinger Brut Millésimé, 1998
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs, 1995
Taittinger Cuvée Prestige Rosé N.V.
Veuve Clicquot Brut N.V.
Vina ConchayToro Sparkling Brut

Brandies, Sherrys, Ports, Madeira, Dessert Wines

Antinori Brandy Antinori
Antinori Grappa Tignanello
Antinori Muffato
Baron Philippe de Rothschild France Baronne Mathilde Sauternes
Blandy's Alvada Madeira
Blandy's Malmsey 5 Y.O. Madeira
Blandy's Rainwater Madeira
Cockburn's 20 Y.O. Tawny
Cockburn's Special Reserve Port
Croft Distinction Port
Delaforce "His Eminence's Choice" 10 Y.O. Tawny Port
Fonseca Bin No. 27
Fonseca Siroco Extra Dry White Port
Fonseca Tawny Port
Graham's 20 Y.O. Tawny Port
Graham's Six Grapes
Guntrum Tradition Trockenbeerenauslese (37.5 cl)
Harvey's Bristol Cream Sherry
Harvey's Club Classic Sherry (Medium Dry Amontillado)
Harvey's Dune Sherry (Pale Dry Fino)
Hugel & Fils Mirabelle
Hugel & Fils Poire Williams
Noval Noval Late Bottled (37.5 cl)
Noval Noval Late Bottled (75 cl)
Noval Noval Raven fine Ruby (50cl)
Noval Noval Tawny (75 cl)
Noval Noval Tawny 10 year old (75 cl)
Noval Quinta do Noval Colheita 86
Rosemount Old Benson Port (Australia)
Sartori Grappa di Amarone
Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman 10 Y.O. Tawny Port
Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman 20 Y.O. Tawny Port
Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman Late Bottled Vintage
Port

Rum

Caribbean White
Caribbean Gold
Travellers One Barrel
Travellers Coconut Rum
Appleton Gold
Bacardi Gold
Bacardi Silver
Bacardi Limón
Bacardi Orange
Bacardi 151º Proof
Bacardi 8 Year Old
Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
Captain Morgan Parrott Bay
Don Q 151º
Malibu Coconut Rum
Mount Gay Eclipse
Myers's "Planters Punch"
Ron Rico Gold & Silver

Tequila

Sauza Silver
Sauza Gold
Jose Cuervo 1800 Reposado
Corralejo Reposado
Patron Silver
Patron Reposado
Don Julio Blanco
Don Julio Reposado

Scotch Whiskey

Standard Blends

Ballantine's Finest
Cutty Sark
J & B
Dewar's White Label
MacNair's
Johnnie Walker Red Label

Deluxe Blends

Ballantine's Gold Seal 12 Year Old
Ballantine's 21 Y.O. (Decanter)
Chivas Regal 12 Y.O.
Old Parr 12 Y.O.
Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Y.O.
Johnnie Walker Gold Label 18 Y.O.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Single Malts

Glenmorangie 10 Y.O. (Northern Highlands)
Glenmorangie 18 Y.O. (Northern Highlands)
Glenmorangie Madeira Finish (Northern Highlands)
Glenmorangie Port Finish (Northern Highlands)
Glenmorangie Sherry Finish (Northern Highlands)
Laphroaig 10 Y.O. (Islay)
Aberlour 10 Year Old (Speyside, Highlands)
Balvenie 10 Year Old (Speyside, Dufftown)
Cardhu 12 Y.O. (Speyside, Highlands)
Dalwhinnie 15 Y.O. (Speyside, Highlands)
Glenfiddich Special Reserve (Speyside, Dufftown)
Talisker 10 Y.O. (Isle of Skye)
Cragganmore 12 Y.O. (Speyside, Highlands)
The Macallan 12 Year Old (Speyside, Highlands)
The Glenlivet 12 Y.O. (Speyside, Livet)

American and Canadian Whiskeys

Canadian Club
Seagram's Crown Royal
Seagram's 7
Seagram's V.O.

Bourbon

Maker's Mark
Jack Daniel's Black
Jim Beam Straight
Wild Turkey
Knob Creek

Irish Whiskey

Tullamore Dew

Gin

Beefeater
Gordon’s
Bombay Dry Gin
Bombay Sapphire
Tanqueray
Tanqueray '10'

Vodka

SKYY
SKYY Berry
SKYY Citrus
SKYY Melon
SKYY Orange
SKYY Vanilla
Artica
Absolut
Absolut Citron
Absolut Kurant
Absolut Mandrin
Absolut Peppar
Belvedere
Chopin (Polish)
Danzka
Finlandia
Finlandia Cranberry
Ketel One
Smirnoff Red Label
Stolichnaya
Stolichnaya Orange
Stolichnaya Vanilla
Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent Van Gogh Citroen
Vincent Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate
Vincent Van Gogh Oranje
Vincent Van Gogh Pineapple
Vincent Van Gogh Raspberry
Vincent Van Gogh Vanilla
Vincent Van Gogh Wild Apple

Liquers and Cordials

Alizé Bleu
Alizé Gold (Cognac & Passion Fruit Juices)
Alizé Red Passion (Cognac, Cranberry & Peach Juices)
Angostura’s Bitters
Amaretto Di Saronno
Bailey's Irish Cream
B & B (Benedictine & Brandy)
Chambord Royal
Cointreau
Crème De Framboises, G Boudier, Dijon
De Kuyper Amaretto
De Kuyper Anisette
De Kuyper Apricot Brandy
De Kuyper Blackberry Brandy
De Kuyper Blue Curaçao
De Kuyper Buttershots
De Kuyper Cherry Brandy
De Kuyper Crème De Almond
De Kuyper Crème De Banana
De Kuyper Crème De Cacao Dark
De Kuyper Crème De Cacao White
De Kuyper Crème De Cassis
De Kuyper Crème De Menthe Green
De Kuyper Crème De Menthe White
De Kuyper Kirshwasser
De Kuyper Orange Curaçao
De Kuyper Peachtree Schnapps
De Kuyper Peppermint Schnapps
De Kuyper Sour Apple Pucker
De Kuyper Strawberry Liqueur
De Kuyper Triple Sec
De Kuyper Watermelon Pucker
De Kuyper Wilderberry Schnapps
Drambuie
Frangelico Liqueur
Galliano Liqueur
Godiva
Goldschlager Cinnamon Schnapps
Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge
Green Chartreuse
Hypnotiq
Kahlua
Midori Melon Liqueur
Pimm’s No. 1 Cup
Sambuca
Sangster's Gold Rum Cream
Sangster's Coconut Rum Cream
Southern Comfort
Tia Maria
Tia Lusso

Port, Sherry and Madeira

Harvey's Bristol Cream Sherry
Harvey's Club Classic Sherry (Med. Dry Amontillado)
Harvey's Dune Sherry (Pale Dry Fino)
Cockburn's Special Reserve Port
Cockburn's 20 Y.O. Tawny
Croft Distinction Port
Delaforce "His Eminence's Choice" 10 Y.O. Tawny Port
Fonseca Bin No. 27
Fonseca Tawny Port
Fonseca Siroco Extra Dry White Port
Graham's Six Grapes
Graham's 20 Y.O. Tawny Port
Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman Late Bottled Vintage Port
Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman 10 Y.O. Tawny Port
Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman 20 Y.O. Tawny Port
Rosemount Old Benson Port (Australia)
Blandy's Rainwater Madeira
Blandy's Malmsey 5 Y.O. Madeira
Blandy's Alvada Madeira
Brandy, Calvados and Cognac
Fundador Brandy, Spain
Courvoisier V.S.
Courvoisier V.S.O.P.
Courvoisier X.O. Imperial
Alizé V.S. Cognac
Hennessy V.S.O.P.
Martell V.S.O.P.
Remy Martin V.S.O.P.
Calvados, Boulard Gran Solage, Pays d'Auge
Larressingle V.S.O.P. Réserve Armagnac

Aperitifs

Campari
Cinzano Extra Dry Vermouth
Cinzano Rosso (Sweet Vermouth)
Cinzano Bianco
Dubonnet
Jägermeister
Pernod

Mixes

New Orleans Hurricane Mix
Old Comiskey Bloody Mary Mix
Old Comiskey Collins Mix
Old Comiskey Grenadine Syrup
Old Comiskey Lime Mix
Old Comiskey Margarita Mix
Old Comiskey Pina Colada Mix
Old Comiskey Simple Bar Syrup
Old Comiskey Strawberry Daiquiri Mix
Old Comiskey Sweet & Sour Mix
Old Comiskey Triple Sec (Non Alcoholic)
Old Comiskey Whiskey Sour Mix
Posted By: klcman

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/28/05 10:32 PM

dang, no Mad Dog! laugh
Posted By: mobunny

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/28/05 10:37 PM

It is happy hour yet? I suddenly feel like a cocktail. mobunny cool
Posted By: 2MILESNORTHOFCUT

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/28/05 10:42 PM

i'm gettin thursty simon. are your fingers sore? laugh
Posted By: Amanda Syme

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/28/05 11:05 PM

My point exactly. Thanks Simon.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/28/05 11:39 PM

Simon & I are just gonna have to agree to disagree on this one. When I said "the selection of decent wine is limited" what I should have said was the selection of decent CALIFORNIA wine is limited.

There are no Cal wines on that list that I would purchase - either here or in Belize. In terms of expense - I wouldn't drink a $9 bottle of wine. If that makes me a snob, I'm willing to wear the label in this area. I'm partial to good CA wines and don't think Austrailian or Chilean wines compare. As an example of the price differences: Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Napa Valley, 1998 - that's $70 to $80 US and $176 on Simon's list. I understand the costs are related to taxes and shipping and that doesn't bother me - I just don't find the selection very extensive.

I'm also not convinced by Amanda's argument that my purchasing wine in Belize supports the locals. Certainly not to the extent the amount of Belikin and rum I purchased did!

I stand by my original statement - if you're really into wine you know what you like so bring a couple of bottles. But don't forget to try what the local area has to offer - wine's not their deal but they make a fun beer and the rum punch can't be beat!

P.S. who gets 20% discounts on their hotel rooms wink
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/28/05 11:52 PM

klcman, I did say more are available! If you want it you got it. I do know that it brings back some nostalgia for some people (Baby Duck was my intro to wine), maybe I should carry it for a treat ;-)

mobunny, 14 minutes by my watch.

2miles, thank god for cut and paste.

Amanda, no problemo

law, California makes good wine? Just shows what I know, especially on price. When I go to WDV I usually grab something in the $20-$40US range and assume it's good, probably not the best method but hey I'm British/Canadian what do I know about wine. You're right about the beer, I'm British/Canadian so I do know beer (lots). You pay for hotel rooms?
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/29/05 12:01 AM

Ah Simon - at least we agree on lots of other stuff! Of course we pay for hotel rooms! Banana Beach & the gang there is one of the best parts about our visits - but, hey - maybe next time we can crash w/ you?

Don't forget the Cisco, Night Train, Thunderbird and Wild Irish Rose! wink

P.S. - where's our SAGA update?
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/29/05 12:09 AM

I do have a King!

A Saga update is coming soon, we've been sidetracked by other issues. We just signed a short term lease on the temporary clinic. It's on the lower level of the old San Pedro Sun building. We're hoping to have the new vet down before December and will start a big fund raising push at that time.

Never did any of the above vintages but I did have an affair with Southern Comfort in High School.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/29/05 12:20 AM

I'm sure the four of us could be very comfy!

re: SAGA - Keep us posted, please. I'd be interested in talking further about tracking down the large donation.

Everybody needs Comfort in high school wink
Posted By: klcman

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/29/05 12:21 AM

how about some Boone's Farm too? Maybe we could initiate the First Annual ACWSF? Law could be pres?
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/29/05 12:27 AM

Ambergris Caye Wines of the Street Festival?
Posted By: klcman

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/29/05 12:29 AM

nope - but close!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/29/05 12:38 AM

It sure couldn't be "Wine Snob Festival" what with the Bum Wines listed wink

I got wine clubs at home - I'm lookin' to attend the First Annual ACRPFF.
Posted By: klcman

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/29/05 12:43 AM

why couldn't it be?

your acronym conjurs up a vison of a hairball

hey - did anyone see the ABC news last evening? right at the end they did a fluff piece on a Tuscan vineyard that plays classical music to the grapes!

http://www.alparadisodifrassina.it/home.php

Female side of this marriage is a long time friend
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/29/05 12:50 AM

must be the mogen david

Interesting concept that - music for the grapes: and to think it all started w/ an accordion
Posted By: cakelee

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/29/05 01:36 AM

Yes, we saw that about classical music, too. We play the radio to our grapes (seriously). The noise keeps the birds away, at least we like to think it does sometimes. Maybe we ought to switch to the classical station, though...
Posted By: sandb

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/29/05 02:30 AM

Quote
Originally posted by lawcucui:
[QB... I'm partial to good CA wines and don't think Austrailian or Chilean wines compare...[/QB]
Take your blinders off.
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/29/05 06:17 AM

Was that a drive by whining?
Posted By: Amanda Syme

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/29/05 04:20 PM

One of our clients brought us a fine California Wine - $1.97 a bottle.

Hey I'm not a wine snob - I know what I like, that fits into the entertainment budget - and I enjoy it.

But a good rum punch and a few cold, cold belikins has it's place in life too laugh
Posted By: Amanda Syme

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/29/05 04:24 PM

Simon - which old San Pedro Sun building? Hopefully the one across the street from the Island Academy. I was just driving along the road this morning wracking (sp) my brain trying to think of a temp site for the clinic.

I adopted a new pot licker yesterday and was ever so grateful that the Saga clinic and Dr. Sheila were here to give her the once over and some shots.

Saga needs to establish its permanent home sooner than later - temporary situations cost more money. So everybody start thinking about digging into the pockets for our animals too.

BTW Lawcucui - there is a San Pedro Wine Club - don't attend it myself but I have heard it is good for some great wines, great food and lots of laughs once a month.
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/29/05 04:45 PM

Amanda, correct, right across from the south entrance to Island Academy.

That's a thought on the wine club functions, they should be posted here when they come up.
Posted By: Gela

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/29/05 04:57 PM

I thought I would add my two cents here. First, Lagniappe Provisioning is a wonderful service - Simon has a huge selection of everything. He's quite accommodating laugh

Secondly, I went to go find a nice bottle of wine to bring to someone's house as a host gift while I was on AC in August. I first went to Wine Devine - they had a wonderful selection of wines from all over the world - some I love - very pricey for my occasion and yes there was NO California wines there. I asked specifically.

Then Steve from Coconets told me to go the wine and spirit shop down the street a ways. Tulu's Daughter works there. I found my California wine that I knew was good and it was maybe 20% more than what I pay in California. And, that wine was not available on Simon's list.

I'm not a wine snob - I can drink just about anything. But I now know that what ever it is I want, I can find it on AC and rather than lug it with me (back problems), I will happily support the local community when I'm there. laugh wink
Posted By: sandb

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/29/05 08:53 PM

...a drive by whinnying... smile

Gela, I believe you are referring to Premium Wine and Spirits in the new(ish) shops aside The Aqua Marine.
They have a very good selection. Before they opened about a year ago, I used to have them send me over cases of wine from their warehouse in Belize City.
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 09/29/05 10:59 PM

That bottle must have been a special for them or a new item. I just received their updated list along with WDV's so it should be posted in a couple of weeks when I do a renovation on the order form. The 2 stores compliment each other nicely with little product crossover.
Posted By: tweedybear

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 10/05/05 04:33 PM

Quote
Originally posted by playabees:
I bring wine in every time, mostly to share with friends who live on the island. I generally pack no more than 6 bottles (big bubble wrap, dish towels, oversize ziploc bag) and have never had a problem.

Wine De Vine does have a great selection but know that you'll pay quite a bit more for them due to taxes and the cost of importing. Last I looked, there weren't any California wines and I'm a big Zin drinker frown

Good luck and pack carefully!
Looked over the wine list at the local place - it's not a great list esp Calif. wise. We're extremely picky esp. since we've friends who are winemakers.
Posted By: tweedybear

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 10/13/05 10:54 PM

Quote
Originally posted by lawcucui:
If you're a serious wine drinker, bring your own. Prices are almost double what you'll pay in the states and selection of decent wine is limited. That said, Belikin is part of the Belize experience and the rum punch is excellent!
Some of the wines look interesting - champagne (French vintage is being shipped to our hotel in Playa. We collect old and rare vintage French champagnes. We're toured the region & have our selective favorites. Thanks for your posts - sure we'll fine something to please our palates.
Posted By: tweedybear

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 10/14/05 09:07 PM

Quote
Originally posted by lawcucui:
Simon & I are just gonna have to agree to disagree on this one. When I said "the selection of decent wine is limited" what I should have said was the selection of decent CALIFORNIA wine is limited.

There are no Cal wines on that list that I would purchase - either here or in Belize. In terms of expense - I wouldn't drink a $9 bottle of wine. If that makes me a snob, I'm willing to wear the label in this area. I'm partial to good CA wines and don't think Austrailian or Chilean wines compare. As an example of the price differences: Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Napa Valley, 1998 - that's $70 to $80 US and $176 on Simon's list. I understand the costs are related to taxes and shipping and that doesn't bother me - I just don't find the selection very extensive.

I'm also not convinced by Amanda's argument that my purchasing wine in Belize supports the locals. Certainly not to the extent the amount of Belikin and rum I purchased did!

I stand by my original statement - if you're really into wine you know what you like so bring a couple of bottles. But don't forget to try what the local area has to offer - wine's not their deal but they make a fun beer and the rum punch can't be beat!

P.S. who gets 20% discounts on their hotel

rooms wink
I have to agree the pricies are very high esp. when we go to our local Costco buying some of these wines for very good discounted prices w/exception of a few. Wish our friend who is a winemaker could ship us a case - ha! customs would get us - we'll bring in our two and drink the run punch. I do like the Chilean wines.
Posted By: h20lover

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 10/14/05 10:57 PM

Tweedybear:

I absolutely agree with you. Their California wine selection’s are definitely bottom shelf and I am not a wine snob!
Posted By: tweedybear

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 10/14/05 11:38 PM

If only Trader Joe's or Costco would venture into unknown places like the Caye - Costco had some dynamite Italian wines like Montipucano (misp) which is a favorite - it's the one Italian wine that I do know. The Trimbach Riesling is the only French Riesling I'm familar with surprising their are no Alsatian wines except for this Riesling. We've toured this area exclusively - love their wines esp. Gustuz Lorentz & Marcell Deiss.
Posted By: h20lover

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 10/14/05 11:40 PM

Well if Trader Joes came to Cayes, then they would be stuck with the 2 buck chuck...Charles Shaw.
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 10/15/05 03:18 AM

Sorry h20lover but we get what we're given. I'm not the importer so I don't have much say, not that I would know any better.
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 10/15/05 07:38 AM

SOUNDS LIKE TAKING SAND TO THE BEACH!
Move over California - Oregon is now growing GREAT Pinot Noir! Look how long it took for wine snobs to even discover California wines. Remember when the 'only good wines' were from France.
Didn’t I see Inglenook on the list? That used to be in Napa Valley; did they move?
Venture out - and remember - "If you drink a lot of wine you drink a lot."
confused
Posted By: tweedybear

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 10/15/05 06:33 PM

Quote
Originally posted by h20lover:
Well if Trader Joes came to Cayes, then they would be stuck with the 2 buck chuck...Charles Shaw.
I would rather die than drink this - it's not worth cooking with. Barff! Truly, Trader Joe's has some fine wines along with Costco's. Have to know what to buy.
Posted By: tweedybear

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 10/15/05 06:35 PM

Quote
Originally posted by ScubaLdy:
SOUNDS LIKE TAKING SAND TO THE BEACH!
Move over California - Oregon is now growing GREAT Pinot Noir! Look how long it took for wine snobs to even discover California wines. Remember when the 'only good wines' were from France.
Didn’t I see Inglenook on the list? That used to be in Napa Valley; did they move?
Venture out - and remember - "If you drink a lot of wine you drink a lot."
confused
How about Encinada, Mexico! There are a few of our Calif. winemakers who have relocated or else bought acres for grapes - I was amazed that this area is rapidly growing. Oregon makes some great Pinot Noir's. There's even vineyards in New Mexico.
Posted By: h20lover

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 10/16/05 04:55 PM

And we even have wineries in Arizona! California, Oregon or Arizona, I just prefer wines that are not mast produced and rather prefer smaller vintages.
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 10/16/05 06:14 PM

Well, try some of the Belizean Wines in that case, grown just outside of Burrel Boom. Rendezvous Restaurant also produces some of their own wines as well.
Posted By: phillytodd

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 01/09/06 08:39 PM

I am shocked and awed ( thank you GWB ) what's a wine list without an Oregon Pinot Noir?

ps.. i got a 20% discount on my room at coconuts.... When I booked they said since I was staying longer than a week I get a discount.. not too shabby
Posted By: john robertsdenver

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 01/09/06 09:54 PM

Wow! All of this 'cause Tweadybear wanted to know about bringing in a couple bottles of 30 year old wine for their 30th anniversary---have a heart guys and cut 'em some slack! They deserve to be able to bring in some special wines and Amanda a couple bottles isn't going to kill the economy, they are here eating, drinking, and lodging...wassup with that? It ain't exactly chickenfeed for a few lousy bottles of wine. There I have gotten myself in trouble again, but I have said my peace! Amen John in Denver P.S. I don't bring anything into the country except money and when I leave...most if not all of it is gone, and my credit cards are happy, and I am too!!
Posted By: clover

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 01/09/06 10:10 PM

I bring in a couple of bottles of fine California wine every time I come, and you would be amazed how many Belizeans enjoy them with me....without a thought about the wine de vine shop! Wine de vine does not carry the california white wines I like.........and they fit in my suitcase just fine.
Posted By: Chris

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 01/10/06 01:21 AM

Amanda,

I saw the movie "Sideways."

3 times so far.

I agree with you 100%, you do think it's crappy.

Regarding schools. Govt pays around 1/2 the expenses of the Roman Catholic primary school, the R.C. church pays the other half. The school has seen very little improvment or expansion in the past 15 years despite the population of the island going up by 500% or more in that time. I remember my daughter Gina attending the R.C. school 15 years ago and it was overcrowded then. And there were no private island school alternatives in those days.

The other primary schools here on the island are privately owned and run and all offer good education at a reasonable price...some less expensive than others but all very cheap considering the long-term investment being made by parents. Thank goodness for them otherwise we'd probably be looking at 400 children MORE with no chance of a basic primary education.

Not sure what percentage of the San Pedro High School the government pays for. The new "South Park" High School at the Medical School building is 100% privately owned and run.

Have I gone off topic here? Something about wine, right?

Yes, I do like wine.
Posted By: clover

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 01/10/06 01:40 AM

Sideways wasn't about California wine...it was about drunks....
we're talking about 2 bottles of wine...and by the way I didn't see Renaisssance vineyards or J. Lohr on Simonb's list....I live in California....no Husch....but you can't carry it all........so relax...let them bring in their own wine and quit putting a guilt trip on them like they are keeping the children from an education.......that's bulll...you know the parents pay for the education in reality....the govenrment does the bare minimum....ask a local!
Let these people bring in their wine and quit it!
Posted By: Amanda Syme

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 01/10/06 02:59 PM

Hey, nobody said they CAN'T bring in their wine. They posted a message on the board - duh - that means they wanted to hear people's opinions. As always, the opinions are all over the place.

The only thing we seem to agree on is that the movie Sideways sucked.

Maybe I should watch it one more time and see if there is a hidden message. If is only about drunks I guess I can do my own research right here in San Pedro Town.

Maybe the Wine DeVine club could make a movie - wining & dining on Ambergris Caye - we could lobby to have it broadcast on MTV - and a different board member could "guest star" on each episode so that the world could hear our opinions on the missing tapes and yellow legal pad controversy.

I know tuition payments at the high school are much higher than at the Primary school. I think this is to help cover the computer and science lab costs. My eldest attends high school in Belize City and the GOB pays $50 Bz per student per month, so long as the child maintains a passing grade (70%) the parents pay an additional $30 per month.
Posted By: clover

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 01/10/06 03:43 PM

duh? I stated my opinion....it must be insignifcant to yours....sorry for that oversight of pecking order.
Posted By: Chris

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 01/10/06 03:43 PM

clover, Sideways wasn't about drunks, it was about 2 men undergoing comic crisis in their love-lifes.

Amanda, I thought Sideways was (and is) brilliant.
Posted By: clover

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 01/10/06 03:46 PM

Consuming at least a bottle of cheap southern Salinas Valley wine a night might have an adverse effect on relationships.........
Posted By: Amanda Syme

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 01/10/06 05:55 PM

That's better clover.

I've decided to watch the movie again - but this time under the influence of alcohol. Hopefully it will improve.
Posted By: Barbara K

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 01/10/06 09:38 PM

What, no NY State Finger Lakes wines? Just kidding! But there are some very good ones as I have been finding out since relocating.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 01/10/06 11:49 PM

Although wine is relatively expensive in Belize and on the island, there are some shops selling good wines at fairly moderate prices. For US$14 I can get an excellent wine that would cost about half in the UK. More but not impossibly so.
Posted By: phillytodd

Re: Bringing Wine into Belize - 01/12/06 11:20 PM

holy cow.. the med school shut down? there goes my next career.

ps.. I loved sideways.. that asian chick is hot. ( but that's about as good as it got )
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