I’m starting a regular feature to highlight five wines in the LCBO currently on special for a limited time. These are all wines I’ve recommended in the past, but they’ve lowered their prices temporarily, usually for a month at the most. Even small discounts of a dollar or two per bottle start to add up if you’re buying a case or two for your own enjoyment, or perhaps an upcoming party.

Most of love a good bargain (and saving money) so I hope you find this a helpful feature. Happy shopping!

Cheers,

Natalie

2010 Wente Vineyards Chardonnay Morning Fog, Livermore, California

A luscious, full-bodied Chardonnay with generous aromas of white peach, toasty oak and almonds. A lovely long finish makes you long for more. Perfect for dinner parties and more casual get-togethers. Pair with: grilled maple glazed salmon, chicken picatta, seafood pasta with saffron cream sauce, roasted pork tenderloin with apple chutney. Drink: 2012-2015.  175430  13.5%  D  750 mL  Score: 88/100.

Regular price: $17.95
Sale price: $16.95
Sale ends: April 1, 2012

Check LCBO stock for Wente Vineyards Chardonnay

2009 Union Wines Riesling Sauvignon Blanc Gewurztraminer Chardonnay, V.Q.A., Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Pretty floral and white peach notes on the nose of this refreshing, vibrant white wine. Makes a terrific aperitif as well as an accompaniment to many dishes. Pair with: red meats, BBQ, pastas, tapas. Drink: 2010-2014.  197152  12.5%  XD  750 mL Score: 87/100.

Regular price: $13.95
Sale price: $$ 12.95
Sale ends: April 1, 2012

Check LCBO stock for Union Wines Riesling Sauvignon Blanc Gewurztraminer Chardonnay.

2008 Henry of Pelham Estate Winery Sibling Rivalry White, V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment, Ontario

A lovely easy-drinking that hits the right price-quality point for most palates and wallets. Delicious notes of blackberries and plums with a supple, full-bodied texture. Pair it with pizza, hamburgers and your best friends. 126144 12% MD 750 ml Score: 87/100

Regular price: $13.95
Sale price: $12.95
Sale ends: April 1, 2012

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2009 Santa Carolina Reserva Merlot, Chile

Lovely richness and depth, and a price that is a steal. Full-bodied and smooth. Crack one (or three) open at your next pizza night or get together with friends who understand you. Pair with: bbq spareribs, grilled steak, prime rib. 324590 13.5% D 750 ml Score: 87/100

Regular price: $12.00
Sale price: $10.00
Sale ends: April 1, 2012

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2007 Ruffino Il Ducale Sangiovese Merlot Syrah, Tuscany, Italy

Thrillingly delicious! Aromas of black cherry, sun-dried tomato, black olive, smoke and earth. Smooth, full-bodied and mouth-wateringly tasty. A long, satisfying finish that will make you believe you’re basking under the Tuscan sun. Pair with: lasanga, meat lovers pizza, sausages, pasta with tomato sauce. 27797 13% D 750 ml Score: 90/100

Regular price: $18.95
Sale price: $16.95
Sale ends: April 1, 2012

Check LCBO stock for Ruffino Il Ducale Sangiovese Merlot Syrah.