The LCBO Vintages Release February 20 2021 is dominated by red wines with France, Ontario and Spain of particular interest. Terrific opportunity for a Pinot Noir tasting in this release, some French classics from lesser known regions and you will want to know about the Spanish Tempranillo that was awarded Best in Show at Decanter World Wine Awards of 2019.Continue reading “Wine Picks <$35 from LCBO Vintages Release February 20 2021"
The LCBO Vintages Release December 12 2020 has some interesting offerings. So I am going to feature a premium section for the wines you might want to splurge on along with the regular best value focused section.Continue reading “Wine Picks <$35 from LCBO Vintages Release December 12 2020"
The April 18th LCBO Vintages Release will have you thinking ahead to summer.Read more
Hi Folks! You have landed here as a result of a search on LCBO wine recommendations. Click on Wine from the menu above to get to the current release recommendations.Continue reading “The Best and The Rest March 7th, 2020 LCBO Vintages Release”
Wow… a high scoring Tawny Port at an unbelievable price, a 95 point Cab under $25… a Gold winning Viognier under $15….stock up!Continue reading “Wine Picks <$35 from LCBO Vintages Release March 7th, 2020"
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!Continue reading “Wine Picks < $35 for LCBO Vintages Release Jan 25th, 2020"
Here is a roundup of great value wines that are perfect for holiday parties, meals and gifts.
Desiderius Pongrácz Brut Cap Classique Sparkling Chardonnay/Pinot Noir Western Cape, South Africa VINTAGES#: 404111 $16.95
This has generous toasty bread notes on the nose and palate. Quite lively and a little bit spicy with great tension and acidity. Remember this one for your holiday oyster pairing! For that matter make it your Holiday house sparkling at this price! Very good value. Tasted Nov 22, 2019 www.thewineloverskitchen.com 90
Belcanto di Bellussi Extra Dry Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Superiore Veneto, Italy VINTAGES#: 53215 $19.95
Prosecco doesn’t get much better than this… a Superiore from the best region and Extra Dry tends to suit our North American palates. At this price you can stock up and serve with appetizers, brunch, midnight toasting or just afternoon sipping!Continue reading “Wines to Carry You Through the Holidays”
There are lots of interesting specialty wines on offer in time for the upcoming Holiday Season as well as few good values wines you may not want to miss.Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Vintages Release Nov 23rd, 2019”
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.
Oct 26th, 2019 LCBO Vintages Release Continue reading “The Best and The Rest – LCBO Vintages Release Oct 26th, 2019”