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”
This is the ‘Welcome Summer’ release! Lots of high quality rosés, including 2 top scorers from Canada! Good value Chilean wines, a 95 point Australian Shiraz for $ 25.00, and a 93 point cellar suggestion for $23! Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Vintages Release June 23, 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”
The LCBO Vintages Release April 14, 2018 is a fun one. The feature Grapes Gone Global highlights an old world example and a new world example of various grapes. This makes for a perfect opportunity to explore a given varietal and different wine making styles. Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Vintages Release April 14, 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”
This LCBO release or March 3, 2018 features wines of the Southern Hemisphere. I don’t find it noticeably different than most since there is always a heavy emphasis on Australia, New Zealand, Argentina and Chile in the offerings every release. There are however, lots of good value wine on offer. Be sure to check out the $20 Chianti Classico that out-scored $50 Brunellos in a blind tasting!
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”
You can tell the holiday season is approaching by the price tags in the Vintage release. The French features in this release easily run $50 + topping out at $257.95 for a Super Tuscan. Because of the emphasis on richest of French, American and Italian wines, some of the best values in my target range (under $35.00) are Canadian! There is also a controversial Tuscan Red scored at 99 points for $28.95. Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Release Nov 11, 2017”
This week’s LCBO release could prove to be expensive for me. Sparklings for Mother’s Day, an interesting dessert wine, quite a few high value ratings, a laundry list of value, patio/BBQ sippers and some cellar opportunities I don’t want to miss.