Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings September 15

You can access the 134 wines that I reviewed as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches.

You can also see my wine reviews for September 1.

If you are a Paid Member, you can add my wine picks to your custom shopping list with one click and access that list on your smartphone to find the stock for each wine in your closest LCBO store.

These are just some of the benefits of supporting out wine community as a Paid Member.

Inventory stock numbers are usually posted online a day or two before the release based on the LCBO doing so.

Curious about what my scores mean or my tasting process?

Find out here.

Here is my review that was featured in this issue of LCBO’s Vintages Magazine:

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Pairing Wine and Tomato Dishes (Video)

In the video clip above, Jeff and I chat about pairing wine with different types of tomatoes and tomato dishes. What’s your favourite pairing?   Jeff: Stores and Farmer’s Markets are lush right now with colourful products including tomatoes of every colour ripe off the vine or cooked up in a sauce. Nothing can complement a tasty dish like a great glass of wine. And here with her picks for perfect pairing is wine expert Natalie MacLean, nice to see you. Natalie: It’s great to see you, Jeff. Jeff: Now listen, before we get to the tomato, which, to me, […]

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Pairing Wine and Cannabis with the Herb Sommelier Jamie Evans (Video)

We’ll be chatting about pairing wine and weed (cannabis) on Sunday, September 23. You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Jamie Evans Join us Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 6 pm EST right here: www.facebook.com/natdecants/videos/ Click on “Get Reminder” on the page above to know when we go live. You can also click on “Follow” and “Like” buttons to know when we make updates. Plus anything you want to ask Jamie Evans. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s coming up next. Photo Credit The Herb Somm Zkittlez at Aplenglow […]

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Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings September 1

You can access the 121 wines that I reviewed as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for August 18. If you are a Paid Member, you can add my wine picks to your custom shopping list with one click and access that list on your smartphone to find the stock for each wine in your closest LCBO store. These are just some of the benefits of supporting out wine community as a Paid Member. Inventory stock numbers are usually posted online a day or two before the […]

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Best Summer Wines for Barbecue + Seafood: CTV News

In part two of our regular wine chat, Leanne and I talk about the best wines for summer, whether it’s zesty whites, such as Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc, for seafood; and robust red wines, such as Shiraz, Cabernet and Malbec, for BBQs. All of my wine picks are under $20, including several that scored 90+ points. Stock up now!

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Shipping Wine Across Provincial Borders with Dan Paszkowski, Canadian Vintners Association

  Our guest this evening is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Vintners Association (CVA), the national association of the Canadian wine industry representing wineries across Canada, responsible for more than 90% of annual wine production. He represents Canada’s national wine industry on all federal policy issues. And he joins me live now from his home in Ottawa: Welcome to the Sunday Sipper Club Dan Paszkowski!   Click on the “Follow” and “Like” buttons on this Facebook page to get notified when we go live. Click on the arrow above to hear Dan’s story. Want to know […]

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Video Wine Chat with Christine Sismondo of the Globe and Mail

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Christine Sismondo, Globe & Mail Wine & Cocktail Columnist Join us Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 6 pm EST right here: www.facebook.com/natdecants/videos/ Click on “Get Reminder” on the page above to know when we go live. You can also click on “Follow” and “Like” buttons to know when we make updates. Listen to her stories and experiences as we taste wines together. Plus anything you want to ask Christine Sismondo. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s coming up next.       […]

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Wine Stories with Forbes Wine Columnist Katie Kelly Bell (Video)

Our guest this evening has been writing about wine for the past 12 years for Forbes, USA Today, Modern Luxury, Decanter and Southern Living. She has traveled from the vineyards of Argentina to the press houses of Champagne. You can also find her on the CNN Airport Channel as a travel expert and on WSB Atlanta radio talking about wine. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, she holds a bachelor’s degree in art history and a master’s degree in education from Vanderbilt University. She holds a WSET Intermediate Level certificate and lives in Atlanta with her three kids, one dog and […]

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Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings August 18

You can access the 125 wines that I reviewed as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for August 4. If you are a Paid Member, you can add my wine picks to your custom shopping list with one click and access that list on your smartphone to find the stock for each wine in your closest LCBO store. These are just some of the benefits of supporting out wine community as a Paid Member. Inventory stock numbers are usually posted online a day or two before the […]

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What are the Hottest Wine Trends? (Video) with Darren Oleksyn

What’s the difference between orange wine and natural wine? Is blue the new orange when it comes to wine? What are the hottest trends in the world of wine? Our guest this evening has been working as a journalist for 28 years, and writing about wine for the past 5, for one of the country’s largest newspapers, the Calgary Herald and before that, for Wine Access magazine. He has judged at wine competitions and in 2013 he wrote Uncorked: The Definitive Guide to Alberta’s Best Wines Under $25 with friend and fellow wine writer Shelley Boettcher. … and he joins […]

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