I am so excited about the June 27, 2020 LCBO Vintages Release and all the interesting good value wine! Be prepared… this may be a long one!Continue reading “Wine Picks <$35 from LCBO Vintages Release June 27th, 2020"
The LCBO Vintages Release for June 13th, 2020 has a good focus on wines from Spain and lots more Rosés to choose from. California is also featured with what appear to be a few gems from classic regions.Continue reading “Wine Picks <$35 from LCBO Vintages Release June 13th, 2020"
The May 30, 2020 LCBO Vintages Release is a gold mine for summer Rosés, and some good value wines from Australia and Portugal in particular.Continue reading “Wine Picks <$35 from LCBO Vintages Release May 30th, 2020"
There are lots of good value wines in LCBO Vintages Release April 4th, 2020 and France is making a particularly good showing.Continue reading “Wine Picks <$35 from LCBO Vintages Release April 4th, 2020"
Well in these strange times of Covid 19 Pandemic many of us are self isolating. So having decent wine on hand may be more important than ever!Continue reading “Wine Picks <$35 from LCBO Vintages Release March 21st, 2020"
The whites win hands down in the Burgundy bargains featured in the March 7th 2020 Vintages Release. If you are a Chablis fan you will find a few delightful ones at reasonable prices. There are also a few standouts from the featured California wines.Continue reading “The Best and The Rest March 7th, 2020 LCBO Vintages Release”
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.Continue reading “The Best and The Rest 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!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”