Vintages Picks

VINHO VERDE SEASON

VINHO VERDE SEASON

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When the summer FINALLY arrives, I will be buying two styles of Vinho Verde. The lighthearted, low-alcohol stuff for hot weather guzzling, and the…

SPANISH SUMMER RED

SPANISH SUMMER RED

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While many Spanish reds come in the blockbuster, and spicy/smooth style – here’s a medium-bodied fella that feels like a cross between Valpolicella and…

The $13.95 Solution!

The $13.95 Solution!

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LCBO Vintages likes to promote $19.95 as the going price for premium wines, but it ain’t true. There are lots of less expensive wines…

5 STAR APERITIF WHITE

5 STAR APERITIF WHITE

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Traditionally Vinho Verde was an inexpensive super light, slightly spritzy wine, but some producers are starting to craft a more ‘upscale’ edition, which they…

EVERYDAY DAO

EVERYDAY DAO

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Somewhat-like-Pinot is my usual description of Portugal’s Dao (pronounced D-ow) reds, and this guys fits that description perfectly. Add a gentle, lush feeling. Versatility…

EVERYDAY DOURO

EVERYDAY DOURO

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I’ve often had this medium-bodied wine at restaurants in Portugal, and loved every sip, but how does it stack-up on Canadian soil? Damn good….