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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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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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!
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Here are some suggestions for wines to stock up on for your Holiday activities. A little something for everyone!
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If you are stopping by the LCBO for the Oct. 12th, 2019 release there are a number of excellent, good value choices for your Thanksgiving dinner in red or white. Also some great Shiraz values here. Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Vintages Release Oct 12th, 2019”
Two things to think about for the Sept 28, 2019 Vintages release – 1) the upward price trend is starting and will continue to rise now to the new year so think about stocking up when you see good value on offer now; and 2) Thanksgiving is only a release away so you may want to stock up from this release. Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Vintages Release Sept 28, 2019”
Four wines you might not want to miss from the LCBO Vintages Release Aug 31st, 2019. Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Vintages Release Aug 31, 2019”
Ever try Marsanne? or Cabernet Franc? Here is your chance with the LCBO Vintages Release Aug 17, 2019. Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Vintages Release Aug 17, 2019”
The LCBO Vintages Release of April 27 2019 has some solid wines at great prices. Maybe the PACO & LOLA ALBARIÑO will become your new summer wine pick? Or the MATAHIWI ESTATE SAUVIGNON BLANC 2018 scoring well over 90 for $17.00. Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Vintages Release April 27, 2019”