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Dessert Wine

Stratus Riesling Icewine 2017, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Sweet and mouth-watering, a delicious icewine with peach preserves, honeysuckle and a kiss of orange blossom honey. Chill and enjoy with biscotti. Great now and for the next eight years. Riesling Icewine food pairings: rhubarb pie, baked apples with cinnamon, fresh fruit cup. Drink: 2019 - 2028 56671 12.5% S 200 mL $44.95 Score: 94/100. January 2020. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Viña Alberdi Reserva 2013, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A classic Rioja, enjoyable as an old friend. Produced by Henri Gualco, récolt. Enjoy now with friends at a sumptuous game dinner. Food pairings: bison burgers, tourtière, roast chicken with thyme and rosemary meat stuffing. Drink: 2019 - 2023 161893 13% D 750 mL $33.95 Score: 91/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States: Rich on the nose with ripe, liquid cherry aromas, dried herbs, rich plum, fresh mushroom and smooth vanilla flavours on the palate. Warming at 14.5% a full-bodied red blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Syrah with wine grapes sourced from Horse Heaven Hills (45%) and the Wahluke Slope (22%) with the balance of grapes from the winery's Cold Creek and Canoe Ridge Estate vineyards. The wine was matured for 20 months in 51% new French and American oak barrel. Pair with roast duck or a roast breast of veal. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: barbecued steak, grilled lamb chops, hamburger, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2025 55764 14.5% D 750 mL $26.95 Score: 93/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Burrowing Owl Meritage 2016, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: Produced by Burrowing Owl founder and winemaker, Jim Wyse, the Meritage is produced from the five principal Bordeaux grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Dry, full-bodied, elegant and rich dark fruit, dark berry, plum and savoury herb flavours on the palate. Enjoy with roast red meats, venison or duck. Meritage food pairings: slow roasted duck, roast beef, tourtière. Drink: 2019 - 2026 343038 14.9% XD 750 mL $57.95 Score: 93/100. January 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castello di Bossi Berardo Riserva Chianti Classico 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A full-bodied red wine is made 100% from the Sangiovese grape and matured in new French oak barrels. Lovely rose petal florals aromas on the nose, full-bodied with bright red cherry, raspberry, dried herb and spicy flavours on he palate. Pair with your favourite meaty, lasagne dish. Chianti Classico food pairings: spaghetti and meatballs, vegetarian lasagne, meat lover's pizza. Drink: 2019 - 2022 113316 14% XD 750 mL $38.95 Score: 88/100. January 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Two Hands Bella's Garden Shiraz 2017, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: From the Barossa Valley, a rich Shiraz produced by Michael Twelftree of Two Hands and a modern wine visionary with his Garden series wines. The vintage was aged 17 months in French oak hogsheads and puncheons, 14% of the oak new. Look for dark berry, liquorice, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg flavours on the palate. Shiraz food pairings: marinated pepper steaks, burgers with blue cheese, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2019 - 2033 636407 15.8% D 750 mL $59.95 Score: 92/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lealtanza Gran Reserva 2010, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A Gran Reserva matured 24 months in oak barrels. Bright Ruby in the glass, fragrant with ripe cherry fruit, meaty and smoky flavours rich on the palate with good acidity and structured tannins to match. Drink in 2020. Food pairings: bobotje, lamburgers, shepherd's pie. Drink: 2020 - 2026 453548 13.5% XD 750 mL $31.95 Score: 90/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pietra Pura Mandus Primitivo di Manduria 2017, Puglia D.O.P., Italy: A well-priced Primitivo Di Manduria from the Puglia wine region with rich mocha, ripe black raspberry, blueberry and smoky flavours. Pair with rack of lamb. Primitivo Di Manduria food pairings: grilled meats, game, aged cheeses. Drink: 2019 - 2023 216457 14% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 87/100. January 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zonte's Footstep Chocolate Factory Shiraz 2017, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: From South Australia's McLaren Vale, the 2017 vintage of Zonte's Footstep Chocolate Factory is a 100% Shiraz at a great price. This wine is savoury, juicy and meaty with mouth-watering flavours of fleshy ripe black raspberry and black plum. Spicy with dark pepper on the finish. Pair with grilled meats. Shiraz food pairings: rosemary lamb, kangaroo tenderloin, roast pheasant. Drink: 2019 - 2027 396481 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Boutisse 2016, Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France: A full-bodied, smooth red blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Carmenère is fragrant with ripe blueberry, cherry, earthy florals and flinty flavours on the palate. A third of the wine blend was aged in new French oak barrels. Drinking beautifully now. Pair with a Chateaubriand. Food pairings: lamb, grilled veal chops, pepper steak. Drink: 2019 - 2032 368175 14.5% D 750 mL $40.95 Score: 92/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Megalomaniac Sonofabitch Pinot Noir 2017, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A comment on the grape -- as PN can be a ..... to grown and vinify. From a cool vintage, Mother Nature smiled upon this Pinot Noir with fresh red cherry, raspberry, smoky and earthy Pinot Noir from the Twenty Mile Bench wine region. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled planked salmon, roast duck, grilled lamb chops. Drink: 2019 - 2023 85134 13% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 91/100. January 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hacienda López De Haro 2014, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A great value Rioja red under $20 produced from mostly Tempranillo, some Grenache and 5% Graciano grown on older vines. Wine grapes were hand-harvested from Tioja's Ebro terraces in the area of San Vicente de la Sonsierra. The total blended wine was aged in French and American oak barrels for 20 months prior to bottling. Love the generous red cherry and berry flavours on this spicy, robust Rioja. Food pairings: lamb souvlaki, lamb tagine, lamburger. Drink: 2019 - 2024 357335 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. January 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Les Grands Bois Cuvée Philippine Sainte-Cécile 2017, Rhône A.P., France: Drink this Cotes du Rhone-Village beauty now and for the next five years. A lovely and intense Grenache, Syrah and Carignan red wine blend. Rich with dark cherries, red plum, dried herbs, cracked pepper, long and smooth on the palate. Enjoy now with a roast beef. Food pairings: rare prime rib, gourmet burgers, roast chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2021 286344 14.5% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. January 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fabre Montmayou Malbec 2015, Mendoza, Argentina: A Gran Reserva Argentinean Malbec from the Mendoza wine region produced by Domaine Vistalba. Wine grapes are grown on vines that are over 80 years old in Vistalba and Las Compuertas regions, and cropped at 35 hectoliters per hectare and aged in French barrel for 12 months. Earthy violets on the nose, intense with rich dark fruit, plum, blueberry, sweet and oak spice flavours smooth and long on the palate matched by balanced acidity. Enjoy with a venison filet mignon wrapped in smoked, herbed bacon. Malbec food pairings: baseball steak with sautéed mushrooms on wilted greens, selection of prosciutto and bresaola meats, bacon onion and potato omelet. Drink: 2019 - 2023 279802 14.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. January 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Pipeau 2015, St. Emilion, Bordeaux A.O.C., France: A solid, balanced, well-made Bordeaux red wine blend frmo the Right Bank, that leads with Merlot. Aromas of cassis and blackcurrant. Pair with a rare steak. Drink: 2018 - 2023 302018 13.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 90/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Duckhorn Merlot 2016, Napa Valley, California, United States: Founders Daniel and Margaret Duckhorn have created quite a following for their Merlot-based wines since they first made them in the 1970s, as well as other classic Bordeaux grapes. Dry and delicious. Produced from mostly Merlot with 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot aged for 15 months in French oak. Merlot food pairings: bison burgers, steaks, crown pork roast. Drink: 2019 - 2024 992529 14.5% XD 750 mL $69.95 Score: 93/100. January 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Maquis Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Colchagua Valley, Chile: The label of this fragrant and full-bodied Chilean red wine depicts the silver jewellery traditionally used as adornment by the Indigenous Mapuches. The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for this wine were sourced from vineyards in central Colchagua Valley. Drink in 2020. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: braised beef short ribs, barbeque venison long ribs. Drink: 2020 - 2024 311720 14% D 750 mL $20.95 Score: 89/100. January 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lange Classique Pinot Noir 2016, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: A vibrant medium-bodied Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley wine region. Lush with wild strawberry, bright cherry, mint, lavender and sweet spice flavours silky and lingering on the palate. Pinot Noir food pairings: veal schnitzel stuffed with wild mushrooms and herbs, gourmet hamburgers, cold turkey sandwiches. Drink: 2019 - 2022 367359 13.7% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 91/100. January 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bolla Le Origini Amarone Della Valpolicella 2012, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: Excellent Amarone. Robust and juicy with rich dark fruit, anise, smoke and dried herbs flavours and a long finish. Amarone Della Valpolicella food pairings: grilled lamb, roast of pork, grilled sausages. Drink: 2019 - 2026 204792 16.5% D 750 mL $51.95 Score: 93/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas 2016, Paso Robles, California, United States: A dark, deep and full-bodied red wine blend of Mourvèdre, Syrah, Grenache and Counoise. Planted in limestone soils of western Paso Robles by the French Perrin family of Chateau Beaucastel fame and are sustainably farmed. Earthy violets on the nose with dark cherry, berry, anise and fresh cracked pepper flavours finishing spicy on the palate. Tannins are velvety. Food pairings: three-cheese pizza, tomato and herb stuffed pork chops, savoury pot pie. Drink: 2019 - 2023 735654 14.5% XD 750 mL $74.95 Score: 88/100. January 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Belle Glos Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, California, United States: A medium- to full-bodied bold Pinot Noir with aromas of cassis, plum, cedar, potpourri, forest floor and earthy floral notes. Enjoy now to 2024. Pinot Noir food pairings: pork, beef Carpaccio, mushroom and leek risotto. Drink: 2019 - 2024 212076 14.7% D 750 mL $59.95 Score: 92/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zuccardi Concreto Malbec 2017, Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Produced by Sebastián Zuccardi, a medium-plus-bodied 100% Malbec with grapes sourced from the Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley. Wine grapes were fermented in concrete tank with indigenous yeasts, whole-bunch fermented to capture the fresh fruit flavours in the wine. Floral on the nose with savoury, dried herbs and smoky fruit flavours on the palate. Pair with grilled pepper steak. Malbec food pairings: asado, sausage casserole, roasted root vegetables. Drink: 2019 - 2024 455774 14% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 93/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pirramimma Petit Verdot 2016, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Pirramimma first released this Petit Verdot in 1994 following 11 years of experimentation. Petit Verdot is rarely bottled alone, usually employed in a blend to give colour and perfume, but Pirramimma decided to make this full-bodied, deep, dark purple-red from the Petit Verdot wine grape one of its signature wines. Look for dark berry and plum compote, smoky vanilla and savoury herb flavours on this toothsome red. Enjoy now and for the next five years. Petit Verdot food pairings: Porterhouse steak, roast beef, smoked brisket. Drink: 2019 - 2025 986752 14.5% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 88/100. January 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Cabernet Merlot 2012, Short Hills Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A balanced, full-bodied Niagara red wine, with attractive notes of cedar forest, wild blackberries and some herbal notes. This wine is made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes grown on the winery's own estate. Yields are kept low to 2 to 3 tonnes per acre so that the grapes are concentrated with flavour, which translates directly into the wine's complexity. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: beef, pork, lamb roast with grilled vegetables. Drink: 2012 - 2019 395855 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lavau Vacqueyras 2014, Rhone A.C., France: The 2014 vintage of the Vacqueyras is a blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre grapes. In 1964, the Lavau winemaking family left St-Émilion in Bordeaux and moved to the Rhône Valley. Brothers Benoit and Frédéric Lavau partner with 300 grape growers in the region to make their wines. This robust southern French red wine offers blackberry liqueur aromas and richness on the nose and palate, with a pleasant smoky finish. Full-bodied and layered with a terrific value for the price. Will age well in the cellar. Pair with lamb shank. Food pairings: rare prime rib, rack of lamb, crown pork roast. Drink: 2016 - 2020 104927 14.5% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 93/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau La Gorce 2016, Médoc, Bordeaux A.C., France: A terrific value for this Cru Bourgeois red wine! Classic Bordeaux in the glass at a fraction of the price. Previous vintages of this wine won gold in the prestigious Concours de Bordeaux competition. Loaded with wild red berry aromas, cedar forest and black plums with a touch of spice. Full-bodied and savoury. Perfect with filet mignon. Food pairings: beef, marinated steaks, game with rosemary Portobello mushrooms. Drink: 2017 - 2022 91397 13.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 89/100. January 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château de Gaudou Renaissance Cahors 2013, Cahors, Southwest A.C., France: Juicy and savoury with racy acidity for tangy meat sauces. Ripe black currant, toasty oak and dark spice on the nose with a blackish hue in the glass. Almost smooth and definitely full-bodied as wines are from southern France. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: beef cutlets with mushroom gravy, beef pot pie, beef Carpaccio. Drink: 2017 - 2022 364786 13% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 90/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Murphy-Goode Merlot 2013, California, United States: A full-bodied, supple Californian Merlot with polished tannins. Seductive aromas of fleshy ripe black plum and spice. Pair with grilled lamb or pork. Merlot food pairings: grilled pork chops, pork stuffed veal roast, roast turkey. Drink: 2018 - 2022 59295 13.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sister's Run Calvary Hill Shiraz 2016, Lyndoch, Barossa, South Australia, Australia: Sister's Run Calvary Hill Shiraz 2016 is produced from 100% Shiraz grapes sourced in Lyndoch, Barossa, South Australia. Lush, concentrated and full-bodied with dark fruit, black raspberry, coffee, black olive, smoky flavours and smooth tannins. Pair it with sliders from the barbeque. Shiraz food pairings: pork chops, roast lamb, roast, wild mushroom stuffed quail. Drink: 2018 - 2024 222018 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castelli del Grevepesa Clemente VII Chianti Classico 2015, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Castelli Del Grevepesa Clemente Vii 2015 is a smoky, full-bodied and robust Chianti Classico made from 100% Sangiovese wine grapes. Ripe black plum, dark fruit, mocha and vanilla on this deep, juicy red with great acidity for food. Chianti Classico food pairings: breaded veal cutlets, cobb salad, roast beef, cheesy pizza. Drink: 2018 - 2023 421388 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 87/100. January 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2014, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: The Ducale Oro Gran Selezione 2014 is a classic Chianti Ruffino Riserva from the Tuscany wine region. This is a full-bodied Chianti with a blend of 85% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Chianti lovers know this wine ... very well. Ruffino's "Oro" (gold) Riserva Ducale is produced only in exceptional vintages. The estate-grown grapes are harvested by hand and the wine is aged in a combo of oak, stainless steel and concrete for 36 months. On the palate there is vibrant red berry , underbrush, earthy and savoury herb flavours. Chianti Classico food pairings: meat-sauce pasta, meat lovers' pizza, beef stew. Drink: 2018 - 2030 353201 13.5% XD 750 mL $47.95 Score: 94/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Z. Alexander Brown Uncaged Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, California, United States: Sweet plums on the nose and palate of this full-bodied smooth California Cabernet from Zac Brown, the lead singer of the Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band. The winemaker is John Killebrew. The 2016 harvest took place later than average and lasted longer. Lots of chocolate flavours mixed with sweet berries. Pair with grilled meats. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: tourtière, beef sliders, grilled sausages. Drink: 2019 - 2024 478628 14% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. January 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tedeschi Capitel Nicalò Valpolicella Superiore 2016, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: Tedeschi's Capitel Nicalò Superiore 2016 is an elegant, medium-bodied wine with smooth tannins. Excellent value. The wine was matured in Slavonian oak. Look for mocha, espresso, black olive and cherry aromas and flavours on the palate. Pair with mature cheeses and charcuterie. Valpolicella Superiore food pairings: hamburger, hearty soups, pasta, Mediterranean cuisine. Drink: 2018 - 2024 984997 13% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. January 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Columbia Valley, Washington State, United States: This robust Washington red wine is a deep ruby-red hue in the glass. Aromas of intensely ripe black cherry, blackberry, cigar smoke, leather and spice. The 2016 vintage of this classic Cabernet Sauvignon has great structure and a long finish. Decant one hour and enjoy with a rare steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled pepper steak, lamb chops on the barbie, stuffed, roast pork tenderloin. Drink: 2018 - 2023 269357 13.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 92/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2017, Marlborough, New Zealand: Oyster Bay's Pinot Noir 2017 is a supple, smooth, medium-bodied red wine. Featuring aromas of black cherries, plum, dried herbs and dark spice. Racy acidity makes this wine mouth-watering and zesty. A lovely, long finish. Pair with roast chicken or turkey. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast duck, veggie mushroom burger, frittata. Drink: 2018 - 2022 590414 14% XD 750 mL $20.95 Score: 91/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

McManis Zinfandel 2017, Lodi, California, United States: McManis 2017 is a delicious, robust Californian Zinfandel that's exceptionally well made and balanced. Look ripe plum and blackberry flavours with ripe red berry, strawberry and dark berries, earthy florals, smoky vanilla and coconut flavours on this Zin. Enjoy now with tourtière and Portobello mushroom burgers. Zinfandel food pairings: chicken wings, spaghetti Bolognese, grilled lamb loin, grilled duck breast. Drink: 2018 - 2023 256735 14% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Elderton Ode To Lorraine Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot 2015, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: Elderton`s Ode To Lorraine 2015 is produced by the Ashmead Family and is a full-bodied red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, with Shiraz and Merlot grapes. Select barrels of each finished wine are chosen for this blend which is partially fermented in concrete and barrel. Elderton winery is certified Carbon Neutral. This big Australian red wine had ripe, juicy blackberry, savoury spice, dark fruit and oaky spice flavours on the palate. A perfect winter-warming red to enjoy by the fire with a cheesy comfort-food pizza. Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot food pairings: meatloaf, pork tenderloin, roast chicken. Drink: 2018 - 2035 976423 14.5% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 94/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stratus Vineyards Wildass Red 2016, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From Stratus Vineyards, Wildass 2014 is tart sour cherry on the palate with a mouth-watering finish. The vines for this Niagara-on-the-Lake wine grow outside a Leeds certified winery building, and the grapes are hand-picked. The wine is a full-bodied red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Viognier. It is a food-friendly wine with medium to almost firm tannins. Pair with bison burgers. Food pairings: rib eye steak on the barbeque, gourmet burgers, pork ribs on the barbie. Drink: 2018 - 2022 86363 13.4% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 87/100. January 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beringer Quantum 2015, Napa Valley, California, United States: Quantum 2015 is a robust Californian red wine blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petite Sirah, 4% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec and is still a greater sum of its parts. Lots of dark, ripe red cherry, red plum, dark chocolate, leather, grilled herbs, pepper spice wrapped up in a whiff of smoke on the palate. Incredible complexity on this wine from Beringer with layers of ripe rich fruit and soft tannins. Enjoy now and for the next 10 years. Pair with a prime rib. Food pairings: pork sausage casserole, roast chicken, grilled rib eye steak. Drink: 2018 - 2026 362400 14.9% XD 750 mL $79.95 Score: 93/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Nederburg Manor House Shiraz 2015, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: The South African Nederburg Manor red wine was named in honour of the Cape Dutch home built in 1800 on the winery estate by Nederburg's founder, Philippus Wolvaart. Manor House 2015 Shiraz is smoky on the nose with ripe berry and cherry aromas. Dry, smooth and silky on the palate with dark fruit, dark cherry, dark chocolate and spicy flavours. Superb value under $20. Pour it with a grilled Bavette steak. Shiraz food pairings: espresso and cocoa-rubbed flank steak, lamb cutlets, burgers with blue cheese, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2019 - 2023 68775 14.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. January 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Casas del Bosque Reserva Carmenère 2017, Rapel Valley D.O., Chile: Casas del Bosque 2017 Reserva Carmenère is a succulent mouthful of blueberry, ripe dark cherries, sweet plum flavours, smoky vanilla and toasty oak spice flavours on the palate. Excellent value under $20. The wine was aged in oak barrel for 10 months. Fresh acidity on this wine to pair with smoky, braised meats. Carmenère food pairings: meaty stews, vegetarian lasagne, slow-braised lamb shanks in red wine sauce. Drink: 2019 - 2024 205872 14.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. January 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tawse Quarry Road Pinot Noir 2016, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Another lovely Pinot Noir from Tawse's Quarry Road Vineyard. Aromas of bing cherry, smoke, raspberry, fresh earth, and smoke. The 2016 Quarry Road has lots of cellar life ahead of it. Pair with quail and other game birds. Pinot Noir food pairings: braised lamb with mushroom, duck comfit, grilled veal chops. Drink: 2019 - 2020 307686 13% D 750 mL $35.95 Score: 91/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Napa Valley, California, United States: The 2016 Artemis is a full-bodied red blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. Inky purple in the glass with a ripe dark cherry and spicy nose, ripe dark berries, earthy and wild herb flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm. Decant two hours prior to pouring with a rib roast if having now, or cellar for 10 years. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pepper steaks, smoky ribs, hard cheese, braised pork shanks. Drink: 2019 - 2030 708982 14.5% XD 750 mL $89.95 Score: 93/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Black Chook Shiraz Viognier 2017, Mclaren Vale, Padthaway, South Australia, Australia: Chook refers to the roosters that strut their stuff on the winery property. The Black Chook is a deep, dark and delicious Shiraz with a splash of Viognier added to give this wine a floral lift. Look for ripe dark plum, black cherry, currant, sweet cake spice, vanilla and smoky flavours on the palate from this juicy red. Pair with grilled meats from the Barbie. Shiraz Viognier food pairings: fried chicken in creamy gravy, rosemary lamb, pepper steak. Drink: 2019 - 2029 66738 14.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. January 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Michael David Petite Petit 2016, Lodi, California, United States: A full-bodied, juicy red blend of 85% Petite Sirah and 15% Petit Verdot with aromas of ripe dark fruit, oak spice and smoky flavours on the palate. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: roast venison, moose burgers, grilled steak. Drink: 2019 - 2025 213017 14.5% XD 750 mL $28.95 Score: 89/100. January 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Enrico Serafino Barbaresco 2015, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: Lovely nose of rose petals smoky vanilla, sweet dried tobacco leaf, plum and cake spice flavours. Tannins are firm and chewy and there is great acidity for food on this Barbaresco. Would benefit from three or more years in cellar. Pair with a well-marbled beef steak. Barbaresco food pairings: roast boar, tourtière, rich pork roast. Drink: 2019 - 2023 157347 14% XD 750 mL $31.95 Score: 92/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Pieve Barolo 2015, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: A full-bodied Barolo made from 100% Nebbiolo wine grapes. There is a lot of smoky, charry dark fruit, tar, rose petals, leather and spice flavours on the palate matched by mouth-watering acidity and grippy, firm tannins. Would definitely benefit from five more years in cellar as Barolo has a tendency to need to do. But this is a very affordable Barolo and well-worth the ageing. Pair with prime rib in the future. Barolo food pairings: beef stew, roast pheasant, prime rib. Drink: 2019 - 2030 213132 14.5% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 91/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

San Felice Chianti Classico 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A medium-bodied Chianti with black cherry, savoury spice and smoky toasty oak aromas on the nose. Produced from mostly Sangiovese, elegant with spicy red berries, dried tobacco, leathery notes and finishing long and spicy on the palate. Pair with grilled pork, fennel sausages. Chianti Classico food pairings: bucatini with sausage and peas, roast beef, cheesy pizza, stuffed roasted turkey. Drink: 2020 - 2034 282996 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. January 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Benziger Family Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Sonoma County, California, United States: From Sonoma County, a full-bodied, rich and layered Cabernet Sauvignon produced with certified-sustainable wine grapes. Rich dark plum, black currant, minty and vanilla flavours on the palate. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast goose, meat lover's pizza, lamb tangine. Drink: 2019 - 2024 597237 13.5% D 750 mL $27.95 Score: 91/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Terra d'Aligi Tatone Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2014, Abruzzo D.O.C., Italy: A full-bodied and robust Montepulciano D'abruzzo with dark berry, dark chocolate aromas on the nose. Mouth-filling and silky on the palate with ripe dark cherry, black raspberry, earthy, herb and spicy flavours with vibrant acidity on the palate. The wine was first produced in 1997, by Carlo and Adriano Spinelli. Tatone is the local word for "grandfather," and the name given to the wine because it reflected the strength and authority of their grandfather. The wine aged for 24 months in Slavonian oak barrels. Pair with a meat lover's pizza. Montepulciano D'abruzzo food pairings: pasta with Bolognese sauce, rabbit stew, roast chicken with olives. Drink: 2019 - 2022 994616 14% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. January 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Halos de Jupiter Côtes du Rhône 2017, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France: Produced by Philippe Cambie & Michel Gassier, a lush and juicy red wind blend of mostly Grenache and 20% Syrah. Bright dark cherry and spicy aromas on the nose with rich black cherry, anise and savoury herbs finishing long and satisfying on the palate. Food pairings: pepper steak, hamburgers, roasted root vegetables. Drink: 2019 - 2023 276956 15% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 92/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Casale del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino 2014, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A bold and juicy Brunello from a strong vintage produced by Silvio Nardi. Lush on the nose with dark cherry, chocolate and smoky aromas. Pair with sharp, aged cheeses. Casale del Bosco's Brunello was first produced in 1958. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: grilled steak, roast leg of lamb, hard cheese, veal piccata. Drink: 2019 - 2024 438572 14% XD 750 mL $43.95 Score: 90/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Storia Antica Superiore Valpolicella Ripasso 2017, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: A juicy, savoury and well-priced Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore from the Veneto wine region. Full-bodied with rich dark fruit, smoky and toasty oak spice flavours on the palate from oak ageing. Well-structured and balanced with supple tannins. "Storia antica" translates to "ancient history," and in recognition of the old world wine style of drying grapes prior to fermentation. Valpolicella Ripasso food pairings: grilled steaks, slow-cooked beef, osso Bucco. Drink: 2019 - 2025 273672 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. January 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Planeta Controdanza 2016, Sicily D.O.C., Italy: Planeta is produced from Nero d'Avola and Merlot wine grapes grown in the white soils of Noto, a UNESCO heritage site. Look for ripe mulberry and blackberry aromas on the nose, juicy with vibrant acidity to match full-on cherry, crushed raspberry, cinnamon and white pepper flavours on the palate. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: roast venison, rabbit stew, goose, onion and potato pie. Drink: 2019 - 2020 477190 13.5% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 90/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2011, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa: Full-bodied and supple, a lush red blend of 37% Merlot with equal parts Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and a splash of Petit Verdot. Look for bright red berry character, flinty, mineral flavours on the palate. Pair with roast pork. Food pairings: roast beef, tourtière, grilled game steaks. Drink: 2019 - 2024 709303 14% XD 750 mL $33.95 Score: 90/100. January 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Chocolate Block 2017, Swartland W.O., South Africa: The Chocolate Block is always a crowd-pleaser with its savoury olive tapenade, ripe black and blueberry flavours. A blend of Syrah with Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Viognier, pair with everything barbeque. Over 2000 barrels of this vintage were produced. Food pairings: meaty chili, game meats, hard cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2025 135996 14% XD 1500 mL $79.95 Score: 92/100. January 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia: This robust Australian red wine is a blend of 89% cabernet sauvignon, 6% Malbec and 5% petit Verdot grapes. Small lots of these grapes were fermented together and then spent 4 weeks on the grape skins to impart extra colour, flavour and depth to the wine. The wine was matured for 14 months in French oak barriques, of which 40% was new. A full-bodied Australian red wine with aromas of blackcurrant, cassis and wild blackberry all wrapped in toasty oak. Pair with roast beef. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled lamb chops, Asian chicken salad, pork tenderloin, hodge-podge. Drink: 2018 - 2022 433045 14% XD 750 mL $39.95 Score: 90/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mission Hill Shiraz 2016, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: The robust 2016 vintage of Mission Hill's Shiraz is an 87% Shiraz, 10% Cabernet Franc and 3% Viognier wine blend. Aromas of fleshy ripe blackberry, raspberry leaf, dried fruit, rich plummy and mocha flavours finishing with a smatter of pepper spice on the palate. Wine grapes are hand-harvested from select blocks within the estate vineyards. Decant for one hour prior to pouring with a rare steak or hold in cellar for five years. Shiraz food pairings: slow-cooked beef ragú, lamb cutlets, espresso and cocoa-rubbed flank steak, black bean soup. Drink: 2019 - 2023 126763 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Baron Philippe de Rothschild La Bergerie Mouton-Cadet 2016, Bordeaux, France: A robust yet elegant Bordeaux red wine that's a classic blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cab Sauvignon. Aromas of cassis, blackcurrant and toasty oak along with some herbal notes. Decant 1-2 hours. Pair with a rare steak. Food pairings: lamb shoulder, duck breast with green peppercorn sauce. Drink: 2019 - 2023 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Winemaker’s Cut Syrah 2017, Okanagan Valey, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A robust, delicious BC Syrah. Aromas of fleshy ripe black plums, mocha, spice and smoke. This wine is cold-soaked and stainless-steel fermented with a full malolactic fermentation. Matured for 10 months in American, French and Slovakian oak barrels. Pair with lamb in rosemary. Drink: 2019 - 2024 13.5% XD 750 mL $35.00 Score: 92/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mission Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: A robust Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from a much-respected winery in British Columbia, Mission Hill. Concentrated with ripe red and dark berry flavours, cassis, earthy herbs and smoky flavours on the palate. Finishing long and satisfying. Enjoyable now, but better in three years as the tannins smooth out. Pair with a rare steak. Decant for 1-2 hours. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: ribeye steak, pork roast, lamb kebabs. Drink: 2019 - 2026 553321 14.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. January 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut Golden Sleeved Champagne, Marne Valley, Champagne, France: A stunning and classic Champagne in the magnum format that's equivalent to two regular bottles. Crisp, well-structured and beautifully balanced. Pair with seafood and special occasions. Drink: 2019 - 2029 291203 12% XD 1500 mL $148.55 Score: 94/100. January 2020. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Moet & Chandon Rose Champagne, Marne Valley, Champagne, France: A superb rose Champage with aromas of small field strawberries. Crisp and refreshing, with a festive ballet slipper hue. Pair with seafood. Drink: 2019 - 2029 291195 12% XD 750 mL $85.60 Score: 93/100. January 2020. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Featherstone Joy Premium Cuvée Sparkling 2013, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From the Twenty Mile Bench in the Niagara Escarpment wine region, Featherstone's Joy Premium Cuvée is a perfect aperitif to toast the New Year in or a great companion to fresh steamed lobster with a citrus butter sauce. Joy Premium Cuvée 2013 is made in the traditional method with 100 % Chardonnay. Look for a fine and persistent mousse with white flowers and fresh baked bread on the nose and palate finishing creamy with lemon pudding flavours. Chill and pair with seafood canapes. Sparkling food pairings: spinach salad with red berries, pomegranate and goat cheese, spinach souffle, pan-fried freshwater fish. Drink: 2018 - 2021 310334 12.5% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 93/100. January 2020. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bailly Lapierre Réserve Brut Crémant de Bourgogne, Burgundy A.C., France: Lots of fresh acidity and green apple notes in this well-priced French sparkling wine. Pair with shellfish. Crémant De Bourgogne food pairings: coconut shrimp, pasta with cheese-based sauce, caviar, turkey. Drink: 2017 - 2021 991562 12% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. January 2020. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Blue Mountain Brut Rosé R.D. 2015, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada: One of the most spectacular Canadian sparkling wines I've tasted in quite a while. Toasty with aromas of field strawberries, great depth of refreshment and a finish that never ends. Pair with shellfish and more of this rosé sparkling wine. Drink: 2019 - 2029 389890 12% D 750 mL $35.00 Score: 96/100. January 2020. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Cuvée Catharine Carte Blanche Estate Blanc De Blanc 2014, Short Hills Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: From the Niagara wine region, this sparkling wine is creamy, rich and layered on the palate. Blanc de blancs means that this was made only from white grapes, in this case, Chardonnay. This bubbly holds its own against Champagnes that much more expensive. Mad in the traditional method, this bubble spent an impressive 60 months on its lees. Crisp and mouth-watering with clean green apple, citrus grapefruit skins and mineral flavours on the palate matched with vibrant acidity. Pair with smoked salmon or oysters. Henry of Pelham Family Estate has been owned and operated by the Speck family since 1988. Blanc De Blanc food pairings: shellfish, fried foods, Asian fusion dishes, salad. Drink: 2019 - 2022 315200 11.9% D 750 mL $49.95 Score: 94/100. January 2020. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc 2018, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa: Produced by Ken Forrester, this is an elegant white wine produced from Old Vines Reserve Chenin Blanc from six different Stellenbosch vineyards. Wine grapes are hand-picked and sustainably farmed, with no herbicides or pesticides. The vines average 35 years of age. Look for citrusy grapefruit mixed in with honeyed peach, ripe pear and apple flavours silky on the palate. Enjoy now. Chenin Blanc food pairings: white fleshed fish, Greek salad, game, grilled pork, salmon tartare served on homemade crisp. Drink: 2019 - 2024 231282 13.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. January 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Crema Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2017, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: A full-bodied, well-rounded, buttery Russian River Chardonnay with soft citrus, fresh-baked croissant and ripe tropical fruit flavours richly layered on the palate. This Chardonnay is barrel-fermented and underwent malolactic fermentation to soften the acids. The wine is aged for 8 months in 30% new French oak barrels prior to bottling. Chardonnay food pairings: pasta with a rosé sauce, grilled turkey, cucumber and watercress sandwiches. Drink: 2019 - 2021 67231 14.5% D 750 mL $39.95 Score: 91/100. January 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Astrolabe Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Super refreshing with vibrant acidity and a grassy, gooseberry and green herb nose on the medium-bodied, bone-dry Sauvignon Blanc. Produced by winemaker, Simon Waghorn, the SB grapes are sourced from Wairau Valley, Awatere Valley and Kekerengu Coast. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: grilled shrimp, grilled chicken breast, vegetarian pizza, quiches. Drink: 2019 - 2021 10421 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. January 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Thornbury Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: From the Marlborough, a zesty, bone-dry Sauvignon Blanc with aromas of lemon peel, lime blossom, passion fruit and dried her flavours on the palate. Vibrant acidity makes this perfect for vegetarian dishes and oysters. Wine grapes were sourced from two of the prime locations for Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough - the Wairu and Awatere Valleys. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: seared scallops, pan-roasted shellfish or mussels. Drink: 2019 - 2022 734798 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 92/100. January 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paumanok Riesling 2017, North Fork Of Long Island, New York, United States: A bone-dry Riesling from the North Fork region of Long Island made for seafood and grilled shellfish dishes. Easy to enjoy at 11% abv with a vibrant acidity that will laser any rich food. Riesling food pairings: light vegetable curries, mild lentil curries, smoked salmon. Drink: 2019 - 2027 508770 11.5% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. January 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Volratz Trocken Riesling 2017, Rheingau Qualitätswein, Germany: A good-value zesty and dry Rheingau Riesling with petrol, lemony and mineral aromas on the nose. Fantastic acidity for rich and creamy dishes and fatty smoked fish. Look for white-fleshed stone fruit, lemon, lime zest and fresh mineral flavours on the palate. Riesling food pairings: duck liver pate, pork tenderloin, turkey breast, feta cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2021 11629 12% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. January 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domäne Wachau Terrassen Federspiel Grüner Veltliner 2018, Wachau D.A.C., Austria: A classic Gruner Veltliner from Austria with zesty, lime zest, lemongrass, ripe pears and grapefruit flavours savoury, briny on the palate and matched with mouth-watering acidity. Pair with a sautéed, wild-mushroom stuffed pork tenderloin. Grüner Veltliner food pairings: green salads, pan-fried panfish, vegetarian pizza. Drink: 2019 - 2023 31534 12% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. January 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domäne Wachau Terrassen Federspiel Riesling 2018, Wachau D.A.C., Austria: Sourced from steeply-terraced and select vineyards, this Austrian Riesling with grapes sourced from the Wachau enjoys moderating temperature from both the Danube River and cool Atlantic Ocean. Wachau wines have three classification levels: Steinfeder for wines up to 11.5% alcohol level; Federspiel for wines between 11.5–12.5% and Smaragd that must have a minimum of 12.5% alcohol level. This wine was made in the Federspiel style to an alcohol level between 11.5 and 12.5% abv. Look for ripe pear, peach and soft orange flavours matched by crisp acidity. Pair with a Swiss fondue. Riesling food pairings: pork knuckles and sauerkraut, pork roast, mild curries. Drink: 2019 - 2023 491902 11% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. January 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Muralhas de Monção Vinho Verde 2018, Vinho Verde D.O.C., Portugal: Love this Alvarinho and Trajadura white wine blend from the Vinho Verde region of northern Portugal. Refreshing white wine with distinctive white grapefruit and white pepper notes with laser acidity. Pair with grilled calamari or scampi in garlic butter. Vinho Verde food pairings: grilled calamari, steamed mussels, stuffed squid. Drink: 2019 - 2020 217595 12.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 87/100. January 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Griffe Bernard Chéreau Muscadet Sèvre Et Maine 2018, Sèvre Et Maine, Loire A.P., France: A Muscadet Sèvre Et Maine sur Lie from the Loire wine region produced by a consistently great producer of this Loire classic, Chéreau-Carr. Look for crunchy green apple, briny, leesy and mouth-watering citrus flavours on the palate and a perfect pairing to grilled calamari. Muscadet Sèvre Et Maine food pairings: steamed mussels, paired with pan seared scallops, pan-seared trout. Drink: 2019 - 2022 948182 12% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. January 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett 2017, Mosel Prädikatswein, Germany: A medium-sweet, mouth-watering and intensely flavoured German Riesling with soft orange, ripe apricot, lime-lemon zest flavours tangy on the palate. Enjoy with mild vegetable curries. Riesling Kabinett food pairings: apple dumplings, fresh field berries in cream, Camembert, chocolate mousse. Drink: 2019 - 2023 670752 8.5% M 750 mL $27.95 Score: 90/100. January 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jules Taylor Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Feijoa, lime zest, gooseberry goodness on this medium-bodied, bone-dry and mouth-watering New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc perfect for fresh seafood. Drinking beautifully now. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: chicken and sage skewers, fresh tomato and basil salad, Thai green curry fish, fresh oysters on the half shell, seafood salad. Drink: 2019 - 2021 224428 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. January 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jean-Max Roger Marnes Et Caillottes Sancerre 2018, Loire A.C., France: Love this Sancerre from the Loire. Produced by Jean-Max Roger. Crisp and zesty, but weighty with bright apple, liquid lemon and white floral flavours on the palate finishing long with clean mineral flavours. Consistently great. Pair with all things shellfish Sancerre food pairings: freshwater fish, seafood, shellfish, goat cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2024 196667 12.5% XD 750 mL $31.95 Score: 90/100. January 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Attems Pinot Grigio 2017, Friuli D.O.C., Italy: Love this mouth-watering, bracingly zesty Pinot Grigio from the Veneto wine region. Attems2017 is a dry and medium-bodied with crunchy green apple, lime zest, grapefruit flavours on the palate finishing with flinty notes. Chill and enjoy now and for the next three years. Pair with fish tacos or grilled calamari. Pinot Grigio food pairings: grilled chicken breast, summer salads, salmon burgers,. Drink: 2019 - 2021 707950 12.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. January 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

First Press Chardonnay 2017, Napa Valley, California, United States: Ripe tropical and tree fruits, with vanilla and toasty notes adding depth, complexity, and texture to this value priced gem. An outstanding Chardonnay for under $20, one that’s fantastic on its own or when paired with a wide range of dishes from grilled salmon, roasted poultry, BBQ fare, and autumn soups. Chardonnay food pairings: scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, grilled seafood, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, breads. Drink: 2019 - 2023 199810 14.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. January 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne, Champagne, France: A spectacular Champagne in a spectacular size: the 1.5 litre magnum is the equivalent of two regular bottles. This toasty, refreshing sparkling wine makes every dinner a special occasion. Pair with shellfish and great converstaion. Drink: 2019 - 2028 572586 12.5% XD 1500 mL $159.95 Score: 94/100. January 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Raimbault Bel-Air Vouvray 2014, Loire A.C., France: Curious about Vouvray? Pour yourself a glass of this refreshing French white wine. Lots of mouth-watering acidity here for food or as an aperitif. White pear and peach on the finish of this bone-dry wine. Racy (and bracing) acidity offers freshness with crisp white grapefruit and pear notes. Cries out for food. Bone-dry and perfect for salads and shellfish. Vouvray food pairings: grilled chicken, green salads, shellfish. Drink: 2018 - 2021 205468 13% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. January 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rodney Strong Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2015, Sonoma Coast, California, United States: Rodney Strong Chardonnay 2015 is dry, crisp and clean with ripe pear, light herbs and savoury spice flavours on the palate and a zesty citrus vanilla spice finish. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled seafood, lobster in butter sauce, ravioli in an Alfredo sauce, grilled chicken. Drink: 2018 - 2020 465724 14.5% D 750 mL $31.95 Score: 91/100. January 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tom Gore Chardonnay 2017, California, United States: A well-priced, medium-bodied California Chard under $20 with aromas of peach, ripe tropical fruits, layered with vanilla and toasty oak spice. A very versatile Chardonnay, pair with roast chicken, grilled pork chop, butternut squash produced by the Delicato Family. Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, turkey tetrazzini, roast lemon duck. Drink: 2019 - 2024 458810 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. January 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wildass White 2017, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: This a crisp and clean white wine blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Gewürztraminer, from Stratus Vineyards. Floral on the nose with lychee, green herbs and grassy notes on the palate. So fresh now. Pair with green salads. Food pairings: grilled whitefish, fish tacos, seafood Alfredo. Drink: 2019 - 2022 85100 12.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. January 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer 2017, Alsace A.C., France: Produced by Pierre Sparr, this reserve Gewürztraminer with its pronounced rosewater, lychee, pink grapefruit aromas always delights More lychee, pineapple, grapefruit and rosewater flavours long and zesty on the palate. Pair with grilled pork chops. Gewurztraminer food pairings: Asian dishes, pork tenderloin, curried rice, Panko-crusted chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2022 747600 13.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. January 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bachelder Niagara Chardonnay 2017, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Another great Chardonnay from the Niagara Peninsula made by Thomas Bachelder. Robust, round and buttery yet balanced with a long finish. Aromas of grreen apple, white pear, and lemon zest. Smooth and weighty on the palate with bright acidity. The wine is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. Pair with roast chicken or turkey. Chardonnay food pairings: tuna steaks, swordfish, turkey dinner, beef, chicken breast. Drink: 2018 - 2022 302083 12.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. January 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Closson Chase Vineyard Chardonnay 2017, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely Prince Edward County Chardonnay from winemaker Keith Tyers. Full-bodied, layered and complex with aromas of Asian pear, peach, green apple and toasty oak. Balancing acidity and deep minerality. Long finish. Pair with grilled chicken or seafood with pasta in a cream sauce. Chardonnay food pairings: ravioli served with Alfredo sauce, lobster in butter sauce, fish tacos, gougère. Drink: 2018 - 2024 148866 12.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. January 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Crios Susana Balbo Torrontés 2019, Mendoza, Argentina: Susana Balbo is one of Argentina’s best winemakers, whether it's this vibrant, floral white wine made from Torrontes or her classic red wines. This is made from 100% Torrontes grapes grown in the Cafayete and Uco Valley regions and planted at different altitudes. Aromas of honeydew, apple blossom, peach and lime. The wine is aged 3 months sur-lie to add body. Light and crisp and mouth-watering. Pair with seafood. Torrontés food pairings: seafood, salad. Drink: 2019 - 2022 1834 13.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 90/100. January 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Anatolikos Vineyards Orange Wine 2017, Avdira, Thrace, Greece: An extraordinary, organic orange wine that's an unfiltered, skin-fermented white wine. The Greek wine is a blend of 80% Assyrtiko and 20% Malagousia grapes. Aroma of toasted almond, hazelnut, Earl grey tea and orange peel. Pair with roast chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2022 14% D 750 mL $59.00 Score: 92/100. January 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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