Wine of the Week: Gloria Ferrer Sparkling, California

Shopping tip: you can get shoes for 85 cents at the bowling alley. With the left-over cash, why not splurge on a bottle of bubbly? Cheers, Natalie Sale Ends: May 26, 2013 Sale Price: $25.95 | Save: $1.00 (Usually $26.95) Natalie’s Score: 90/100 Gloria Ferrer Sparkling Cuvee Toasty and robust with lovely green apple and white peach notes. This sparkling wine is a terrific value, even without the buck off. Enjoy it with potato chips, fried chicken or three strikes at the bowling alley. Drink: 2012-2015 LCBO Code: 200790 Sugar Code: Dry Find this wine  in your closest LCBO stores […]

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Wine of the Week: Cusumano Syrah, Italy

Shopping is the fine art of acquiring things you don’t need with money you don’t have. However, with this bargain bottle, you won’t have to worry about that … for a while. Enjoy, Natalie Sale Ends: May 26, 2013 Sale Price: $9.95 | Save: $1.00 (Usually $10.95) Natalie’s Score: 87/100 Cusumano Syrah Incredible for this price point! Luscious and full-bodied with layers of fleshy-rip dark fruit. Smooth and tasty. Drink: 2011-2013 LCBO Code: 145490 Sugar Code: Extra Dry Find this wine  in your closest LCBO stores now. Feel free to share this thrifty wine find on Facebook or on Twitter […]

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Wine of the Week: Ste. Michelle Wine Estates 14 Hands Hot to Trot

As a wise woman once observed: There is only one shopping day left until tomorrow. Here’s your bargain bottle for this week’s wine shopping list. Sale Ends: May 26, 2013 Sale Price: $13.15 | Save: $2.00 (Usually $15.95) Natalie’s Score: 89/100 Ste. Michelle Wine Estates 14 Hands Hot to Trot Red Blend Horse Heaven Hills, Washington Dynamite for the price! Simply wow. Smooth, full-bodied and packed with luscious dark plum and blackberry aromas. This wine takes its name from the time when wild mustang horses ran freely around the hills of eastern Washington State where this wine is made. Heavenly […]

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Wine of the Week: Henry of Pelham Sauvignon Blanc

This week’s bargain bottle is a spritely white for spring. This week’s quote is a shopping credo for life: “Veni, vidi, visa” – I came, I saw, I charged it. Cheers, Natalie Sale Ends: April 28, 2013 Sale Price: $13.95 | Save: $1.00 (Usually $14.95) Natalie’s Score: 89/100 Henry of Pelham Estate Winery Sauvignon Blanc Niagara, Ontario Lovely! Fat, luscious aromas and flavours of melon. Not herbal or grassy (thank-you). I like it a lot, and the price even better. Bring on summer, bring on refreshment, bring on that bottle and top me up. Pair this wine with white-fleshed fish, […]

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Wine of the Week: Goats do Roam Shiraz

As they say, if the shoe fits, buy it in every color! And if the wine is discounted, buy it by the case. Here’s a great quaffer for that BBQ you’re going to have this weekend with the warmer weather. Cheers, Natalie Sale Ends: April 28, 2013 Sale Price: $11.95 | Save: $1.00 (Usually $12.95) Natalie’s Score: 87/100 Goats do Roam Shiraz Blend South Africa A supple, medium- to full-bodied red with attractive notes of black plums and berries. Judicious and well-integrated use of oak. This wine would please many palates at a party. Part of the Vintages Essentials Collection. […]

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Wine of the Week: Cave Spring Riesling

The only reason many families don’t own an zebra is that they have never been offered a dollar down on a zebra and 26 easy weekly payments. You can still earn your shopping stripes with this Wine of the Week, the spritely Cave Spring Riesling. Get to the LCBO before the rest of the herd. Cheers, Natalie Sale Ends: April 28, 2013 Sale Price: $13.95 | Save: $1.00 (Usually $14.95) Natalie’s Score: 89/100 Cave Spring Riesling V.Q.A. Ontario, Canada You simply won’t find a better price/quality ratio among white wines. Gorgeous aromas of vibrant peach, pear and dry apricot. Zippy […]

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Wine Wednesday’s Bargain Bottle: Jackson-Triggs Meritage

Anyone who believes the competitive spirit in Ontario is dead has never been in the LCBO on a Friday evening when the cashier opens another checkout line. This week’s reason to get to the liquor store early is the Jackson-Triggs Reserve Series Meritage, perfect for Easter lamb or a juicy steak, and on sale now until Monday. Sale Ends: April 1, 2013 Sale Price: $12.95 | Save: $1.00 (Usually $13.95) Natalie’s Score: 88/100 Jackson-Triggs Black Series Meritage VQA, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada Robust with dark red and black fruit and toasty oak. Savoury and cedary. Superb for the price point. Pair […]

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Wine Wednesday’s Bargain Bottle: Apothic Red

As a thirsty Scot, I developed a nose for a bargain early in life. It’s not by chance that the sub-title of my second book, Unquenchable, was “A Tipsy Quest for the World’s Best Bargain Bottles.” That journey has continued on my site and mobile apps as I’m always looking for wines that taste twice as expensive as they cost. Many people have told me that they focus on my Best Value Wine Picks and would like those sent to them. You asked for it: you got it. The wine below was already one of my value picks, but it’s […]

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LCBO Wine Buying List with Bottle Stock Numbers in LCBO Stores Near You

How do you know which LCBO stores closest to you have the wines you want? Easy! Just takes 4 clicks… no more running from store to store to shop. 1. Join our community (you get two free months to try this premium service, basic is always free) and half way down your account page, fill in your postal code, click on the Update button. Now the 5 LCBO stores closest to you have been automatically selected for you. 2. Have fun picking the wines: just click on the Shopping Basket symbol. A green check mark appears after you do. (If […]

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