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: Mia Freixenet

As Carrie Bradshaw in the tv show Sex and the City said, “I like my money right where I can see it – hanging in my closet.” I’d agree … almost: I like my money where I can drink it, lying in my cellar. Here’s a bottle that’ll help you shop til the last drop. Cheers, Natalie Sale Ends: April 28, 2013 Sale Price: $11.95 | Save: $1.00 (Usually $12.95) Natalie’s Score: 87/100 Mia Freixenet  Spain Lovely, light and floral with peach and apple blossom notes. So pretty. If you like Torrontes or Viognier, try this wine. Nice aperitif or […]

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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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5 Smart Buy LCBO Wines with Limited Time Offer Lower Prices

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, […]

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