The LCBO Vintages Release for Nov 10, 2018 follows the trend toward pricey luxurious premium wines. The next few editions of my wine picks might be the most important of the year as I suggest reasonably priced examples that may score well above ‘branded’ wines for a fraction of the cost. Read on for lots of gift and holiday stock suggestions. Continue reading “The Wine Lover’s Picks LCBO Vintages Release Nov 10, 2018”
This LCBO Vintages Release features female wine makers and sparkling wines. There are lots of high scoring wines in the $20 and under range. A great chance to stock up on summer sippers! Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Vintages Release May 26, 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”
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”
June was a banner month for wine discoveries! (Okay…it seems every month is a banner month…) I would love to hear what you think of my picks. If you decide to try them leave a comment below and tell me what you think!
Our group of 12 avid wine-tasters enjoyed a warm summer patio dinner with 5 flights of wine pairings.
We started with a number of appetizers including Spicy Pumpkin Seeds and Shrimp on potato chips served with a ‘Champagne’ flight. The preferred sparkling was Graham Beck’s Brut Rose 2010. LCBO #4080 $21.95 Continue reading “June Wine Finds”