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Category "Vintages Picks"

Vintages release recommendations, every two weeks. Most LCBOs carry a selection of Vintages wines, beside the eight major Vintages stores in the province. You can request your local LCBO to order in Vintages wines – a percentage of the stock is set aside for customers outside the Metropolitan areas. No guarantee you’ll get the wine, but it’s worth trying.

REASONABLY PRICED LOCAL SUMMER RED

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For many the word Cabernet suggest a big red wine, but it ain’t always so. Cabernet Franc for example often delivers a more medium-bodied experience, and here is one with the everyday gulping feeling of...

THE RETURN of ENTRE-DEUX-MERS

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Entre-Deux-Mers (white Bordeaux) was all the rage in the early days of Ontario’s discovery of wine. I think it cost $4.95 in stores, and $12.95 at restaurants. The Chardonnay boom put an end to it,...

FAB FOOD-FRIENDLY LOCAL ROSE

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Best young and fresh is the rule for Rosé, but there are exceptions. Such as this local 2-year-old which has developed a ‘winey’ character – think more earthy than fruity. It’s very food friendly, not...

A Different Aperitif wine

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SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR WARM WEATHER APERITIF At the risk of repeating myself, Italy delivers more variety in white wine than anyone else. And all these wines come without the adornment of oak barrels. They are...