Wine Picks

Please try and have these wines in the recommended context. Wine pleasure is about a match of wine and mood.

Holy Coronas!

Holy Coronas!

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HOLY CORONAS – NOW TWO DOLLARS OFF! Don’t miss the sale on this LCBO oldie-goldie. It’s medium-bodied with the appealing strawberryish flavor and silky…

…and now, the Bombshell

…and now, the Bombshell

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In sharp contrast to the previous post (Chapoutier’s ‘Bila-Haut’), this Viognier likes to put on an exotic flavor show, so look out. It’s the…

Meet Madame Elegant!

Meet Madame Elegant!

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Mais oui! From the south of France, as you would expect. Chapoutier’s wine has the slim, black dress character that we associate with French…

This Rhone Turns Up The Charm!

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Please excuse another Cotes du Rhone, but this is a little different. French with international flair! Forget the usual earthy/rustic/nourishing thing, and move into…

The Good Life for $16.95

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In recent years Italy has delivered many delights in non-oaked white wine, and here’s another to kick-off 2018. Fiano is the signature grape of…

Happy New Vintage!

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Best wishes for a terrific year. All the very best and thanks for reading and supporting Billy’s Best Bottles. Sláinte.

TAKE A TRIP DOWN THE DOURO

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Most red wines coming out of Portugal’s Douro valley are solid, masculine Cabernet-style, but here’s a pair plotting a different course. Romaneira has the…