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Famiglia Bianchi Malbec 2014, Mendoza, Argentina: Absolutely phenomenal for the price! Here’s your summer party wine by the case. Juicy blackberry liqueur rich aromas and flavours. Full-bodied and ultra-smooth. Pair with barbecued meats and late-night conversations. Drink: 2016-2018. 677559 13% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 89/100. August 6, 2016 Best Value Red Wine. Charming Grilled Chicken Wine Full Review
Flat Rock Cellars Twisted 2012, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Juicy, smooth and medium-bodied with toasted along. Terrific value for this price. This is a first on this wine so go so generous with the smoke treatment. Still a very good wine with fleshy ripe red fruit and juicy mouth-watering goodness. Drink: 2014-2018. 86918 13.50% D 750 mL  $22.95 Score: 90/100. August 6, 2016 Top Rated Red Wine. Best Beef Wine Full Review
Megalomaniac Wines Almost Grounded Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Niagara, Ontario VQA, Canada: Mocha and dark chocolate on the nose and palate of this Niagara red wine made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. "Almost grounded" is a play on words (like the winery's other labels) and refers to the ground in which the cabernet grapes grow as well as remaining grounded and sensible about life and wine. Pair with hamburgers. Drink: 2014-2017. 428458 13.30% XD 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 87/100. August 6, 2016 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review
Domaine De Vaugandy Brut, Vouvray, Loire, France: Drink: 2016-2019. 154567 12% XD 750 mL  $17.95. November 26, 2016 Sensational Shellfish Wine Full Review
Ruffino Prosecco, Tuscany, Italy: Drink: 2016-2019. 467811 13.50% D 750 mL  $16.95. November 25, 2016 Full Review
Graham Beck Brut Sparkling Wine Méthode Cap Classique, Western Cape W.O., South Africa:  593483 12% XD 750 mL  $18.95. November 26, 2016 Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review
KWV Sparkling Wine, Western Cape, South Africa: Drink: 2016-2019. 296426 12.50% XD 750 mL  $17.45. November 26, 2016 Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review

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