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.
The Oct 13th LCBO Vintages Release has something for everyone but Pinot Noir lovers will be particularly pleased with the variety of Pinots that are offered this release. Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Vintages Release Oct 13, 2018”
The Vintages Release for July 7, 2018 is a bonanza for Chardonnay lovers with the Cool Climate Chardonnay feature. There are lots of other good value summer sippers available as well. Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Vintages Release July 7, 2018”
This is the ‘Welcome Summer’ release! Lots of high quality rosés, including 2 top scorers from Canada! Good value Chilean wines, a 95 point Australian Shiraz for $ 25.00, and a 93 point cellar suggestion for $23! Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Vintages Release June 23, 2018”
The May 12, 2018 LCBO Vintages Release features Bordeaux wines and Rosés. Lucky for us on both counts.
The Liqueur and Fortified Sections also hold some interesting offerings – a Raspberry Liqueur, high scoring Vermouth and Sherry and another high scoring Late Bottle Vintage Port. All very reasonably prices so a good chance to add to your cellar or round out your bar! Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Vintages Release May 12, 2018”
The LCBO Vintages Release April 14, 2018 is a fun one. The feature Grapes Gone Global highlights an old world example and a new world example of various grapes. This makes for a perfect opportunity to explore a given varietal and different wine making styles. Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Vintages Release April 14, 2018”
Break away from the green beer long enough to explore the good value in the LCBO Vintages Release for March 17, 2018! Some interesting grapes and blends from other-than-traditional-regions.
This release is a perfect opportunity to explore and compare the versatile Merlot varietal from various countries. Check here for Merlot Wine Tasting recommendations from this release. Continue reading “Wine Picks LCBO Vintage Release March 17, 2018”
This LCBO release or March 3, 2018 features wines of the Southern Hemisphere. I don’t find it noticeably different than most since there is always a heavy emphasis on Australia, New Zealand, Argentina and Chile in the offerings every release. There are however, lots of good value wine on offer. Be sure to check out the $20 Chianti Classico that out-scored $50 Brunellos in a blind tasting!