This release is featuring wines of the Bordeaux region. There are bordeaux wines in the value category but bordeaux wine prices can also reach up into the stratosphere.
Here is my attempt to simplify understanding the various appellations in the Bordeaux region, which may help understand the pricing hierarchy. Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Release Oct 29 2016”
This is a hardworking recipe! There are a few variations listed below to take you from basic corn bread to muffins, to chili-topping dumplings.
The basic corn bread is actually a rather dry bread and it is perfect for the base of my favourite holiday dressing – Corn Bread Dressing. You could serve it beside Spicy Chili or with butter and jam while it is warm and fresh from the oven. Continue reading “Basic Corn Bread You can Switch Up 5 Ways”
This release has two features, Piedmont’s Barbaresco and Barolo Wines, and California Wine Picks from the outstanding 2012, 13, and 14 vintages. There are some luscious wines among those features but they don’t fit within my ‘mandate’ of finding the best wine values in the $15-$35 price range. So you can read about those yourself if you are above the $35 ‘snack bracket’ and I will highlight some other gems from this release. Continue reading “The Wine Lover’s Picks for October 15, 2016 LCBO Release”
Did you know…. that Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are the exact same grape? Pinot Gris originated in the Burgundy region of France from the Pinot family… and Gris means gray in French, grigio – gray in Italian.
The different naming convention has come to signify a difference in wine making style. (And what a difference there is!) Continue reading “Pinot Gris/Grigio Wine Tasting Opportunity Oct 15, 2016 LCBO Release”
There is a bit of price range in this release’s interesting cellar opportunities. Continue reading “October 15, 2016 LCBO Cellar Suggestions”
It’s time for the annual round up of Turkey-friendly wines! In the simplest of terms the best wine is the one you like best. That sounds like an oversimplification but IMHO if you like Sauvignon Blanc then the best Chardonnay recommendation for your turkey dinner may not make your match-made-in-heaven. Continue reading “October 1, 2016 Wine Picks”
There are a couple of really good value wines in this release that if you have the time and patience to cellar them you will be rewarded with an outstanding wine at a very reasonable price. Continue reading “Oct 1, 2016 LCBO Cellar Suggestions”
A couple of high scoring wines at very reasonable price with enough structure noted to carry the into the next decade or more. I would expect to cellar the Australian wines for 4-5 years and then end up with some outstanding wine for a very reasonable price. Continue reading “Cellar Selections Sept 17, 2016 LCBO Release”
This month’s release features Ontario wines and there are some interesting ones. I will also be stocking up on some sparkling for the upcoming holidays and there are a couple of good choices in this release. The November, December release offerings tend to get very pricey in anticipation of the holidays so these are looking even better. Continue reading “Sept 17, 2016 Wine Picks”