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”
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”
At this time of the year you may be asking ‘What Wine goes with Turkey?’ The LCBO Vintages Release Sept 29, 2018 has many good value wines and lots of them are turkey-friendly. The Riesling feature will delight riesling lovers with several good value examples including a Canadian riesling and an Alsace Grand Cru. Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Vintages Release Sept 29, 2018”
The September 15th LCBO Vintages Release features a number of good value sparklings so now is the time to stock up for the holidays. This release also features some highly rated Pinot Gris including a Grand Cru from Alsace and an excellent example from Ontario. Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Vintages Release Sept 15, 2018”
The Sept 1 LCBO Vintages Release is a great chance to pick up some really good value wines. There are a dozen in my picks that score 90+ for under $20. Lots of good value cellar suggestions as well.
Lots of high scoring good value wines in the LCBO Vintages Release August 18, 2018! Check out the 90 point rosé for $14.95 and the 90+ New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc for $17.95. A variety of mid 90 point wines for less than the price of a ho hum wine in a restaurant! Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Vintages Release August 18, 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”