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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.

COLOURFUL, DELICIOUS & UNDERPRICED!

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Over the next few weeks I’ll be covering the Holiday needs – from sensible to extravagant. And a few fun side-shows. Speaking of which, how about an excellent sparkling wine in a stunning bottle! VERY...

FOR THE LOVE OF BARNYARD!

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Can I tempt you with a red wine that’s a little stinky, a little raunchy, and very ‘farmyard-ish? But there’s also a delicious berry sweetness. Characteristics enjoyed by fans of Pinot Noir. A few years...

A RARE, UNDER-PRICED DESSERT WINE

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Botrytis is the fungus (caused by Fall dampness in the vineyard) responsible for the unique ‘exotic’ flavours in Sauternes (Bordeaux) – the most prized and expensive sweet on the planet. Yes, it costs even more...

BARGAIN-PRICED, MATURE, TRADITIONAL-STYLE CHIANTI

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I’ve been having good experiences with Chianti this year, and here’s another. The appeal of this wine is the woodsy, mature quality – suggesting traditional cellar methods. Certainly not for fans of bright/fruity reds, but...