The Best and The Rest Feb 8th, 2020 LCBO Vintages Release

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A few Rhone Valley stars in this release and a couple of rosés, including a Canadian, that will have you thinking forward to spring. Italy as always also makes a solid showing on the podium.

Here are the highlights of the wines that I sampled at the media tasting for this LCBO Vintages Release.  This is based on the sub-set of wines Vintages put on offer for review.  The Best are the highest scoring based on my tasting experience. The Rest are the remaining wines I happened to review and include wines of interest and value.

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The Best and The Rest Jan 25, 2020 LCBO Vintages Release

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Here are the highlights of the wines that I sampled at the media tasting for this LCBO Vintages Release.  This is based on the sub-set of wines Vintages put on offer for review.  The Best are the highest scoring based on my tasting experience. The Rest are the remaining wines I happened to review and include wines of interest and value.

France and Italy tend to be the stars of this release but there are some seriously good value wines from Australia and a number of wines under $20 that just missed the 90 point mark.

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Wine Picks < $35 for LCBO Vintages Release Jan 25th, 2020

Four bottles of wine from Jan 25,2020 LCBO Vintages release

This release I have featured 3 grapes that many of us may be unfamiliar with. Since I have had the opportunity to join the media tasting lab for Vintages releases I would say my first major AHA has been how many lesser known grapes, especially Italian, are actually intriguing and very good value. So at the prices below you can afford to experiment!

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The Best and The Rest Jan 11, 2020 LCBO Vintages Release

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Here are the highlights of the wines that I sampled at the media tasting for this LCBO Vintages Release.  This is based on the sub-set of wines Vintages put on offer for review.  The Best are the highest scoring based on my tasting experience. The Rest are the remaining wines I happened to review and include wines of interest and value.

The January 11, 2020 LCB) Vintages is loaded with excellent value wines. There are 12 recommended here with 90+ points under $20, some well under. So..if you received an LCBO gift card for Christmas you are in luck. Consider stocking up!

There are 2 cru Beaujolais under $20 and many others just over the $20 mark.

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The Best and The Rest Vintages Release December 2019

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Here are the highlights of the wines that I sampled at the media tasting for this LCBO Vintages Release.  This is based on the sub-set of wines Vintages put on offer for review.  The Best are the highest scoring based on my tasting experience. The Rest are the remaining wines I happened to review and include wines of interest and value.

The majority of these wines are available on Dec 7th. Some wines will be released throughout the month of December. The Dec 7th release has lots of good Sparkling wines. There is sure to be one that will fit your taste and budget.

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