I wish there was a wine lottery I could enter to be able to try some of the iconic wines gracing the LCBO shelves this month. Since I have not won that, or any other lottery here are the best value wines for your money from the Dec 8, 2018 Vintages release. Check out the $31 Right Bank Bordeaux that consistently outscored a $67 Right Bank Bordeaux. Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Vintages Release Dec 8, 2018”
The Oct 27, 2018 LCBO Vintages Release features Italian wines – and premium ones at that. From now until the new year expect to see more and more premium wines on offer (which translates to higher and higher prices). There are however many smart buys in this release with a few interesting Italian wines in the under $35 category and 2 chardonnays, scoring mid 90s for under $20.
The Oct 13th LCBO Vintages Release has something for everyone but Pinot Noir lovers will be particularly pleased with the variety of Pinots that are offered this release. Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Vintages Release Oct 13, 2018”
The Aug 4, 2018 LCBO Vintages Release is padded with 90+ scoring wines under $25. There are a number of high scoring good value Chardonnays, including a Burgundian Chardonnay hailing from very close to Pouilly- Fuissé and one from Leaning Post Wines who just were awarded a Platinum medal for one of their Chardonnays by the National Wine Awards of Canada.
Leaning Post was one of 3 Ontario wineries to win National Wine Awards Canada Platinum in the Chardonnay category for their Leaning Post Chardonnay Wismer Foxcroft Vineyard 2015. So – not the Platinum winner on offer but I am curious to try the Leaning Post The Fifty Chardonnay 2015.
There are so many good value wines in the LCBO Vintages Release July 21, 2018 that I feel like a kid in a candy shop! Check out the Cellar Suggestions -they all scored 93, are reasonably priced and are Drink or Hold..so you can enjoy them now and stock up for future. Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Vintages Release July 23, 2018”
The Vintages Release for July 7, 2018 is a bonanza for Chardonnay lovers with the Cool Climate Chardonnay feature. There are lots of other good value summer sippers available as well. Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Vintages Release July 7, 2018”
The May 12, 2018 LCBO Vintages Release features Bordeaux wines and Rosés. Lucky for us on both counts.
The Liqueur and Fortified Sections also hold some interesting offerings – a Raspberry Liqueur, high scoring Vermouth and Sherry and another high scoring Late Bottle Vintage Port. All very reasonably prices so a good chance to add to your cellar or round out your bar! Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Vintages Release May 12, 2018”
Break away from the green beer long enough to explore the good value in the LCBO Vintages Release for March 17, 2018! Some interesting grapes and blends from other-than-traditional-regions.
This release is a perfect opportunity to explore and compare the versatile Merlot varietal from various countries. Check here for Merlot Wine Tasting recommendations from this release. Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Vintage Release March 17, 2018”
Holiday party sippers, dinner wines, toasting bubbly and gift suggestions- here are my picks for the best value wines under $35.00 in this release. Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Release Dec 9, 2017”