The Liquor store gods continue to smile on us with the LCBO Vintages Release of March 16, 2019. Some exceptional value wines in many categories – sweet wine, Ports, Southern France. We are talking mid-90 scores for under $30 in many cases.
Award Winning Ontario Wines outstrip the ‘Noble Napa’ features for value in the LCBO’s Vintages Release March 2, 2019. This is a great opportunity to experience world class Ontario award winning wines. Continue reading “The Wine Lover’s Picks LCBO Vintages Release March 2 2019”
The Feb 16, 2019 LCBO Vintages Release is full of amazing value wine, many from the featured Australian regions. You won’t believe how many mid 90 ratings are under $20!! There are also a Grand Cru Bordeaux and a Pouilly Fuissé for your cellar in the $35 range, which is a rare treat! Continue reading “The Wine Lover’s Picks LCBO Vintages Release Feb 16, 2019”
Insider tip – check out 2 Ontario Sparklings under $35 that consistently outscored a Champagne priced at $97.95. Happy New Year – you’re welcome!
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.
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”
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”