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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The Best and The Rest – LCBO Vintages Release Nov 23rd, 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.

Nov 23rd, 2019 LCBO Vintages Release

Italy and France dominate the podium in this release including an Italian Solaia that I have declined to score since several highly respected reviewers, far more experienced than I, have already awarded it 100 points!

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The Best and The Rest – LCBO Vintages Release Nov 9th, 2019

Wine glasses filled for tasting

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.

Nov 9th, 2019 LCBO Vintages Release

As the holidays approach the LCBO tends to stock premium wines and the prices go on an upward trajectory until the wine gods take pity on us and feature value wines in January. All this makes for a lot of ‘The Best’ and only a few of ‘The Rest’!  There is outstanding value in Roche de Bellene Mâcon La Roche Vineuse 2015 from Burgundy for $20.95 and in Palacios Remondo La Montesa Crianza 2016  Rioja, Spain at $25.95.

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