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Vintages Release June 11, 2016

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Dessert Wine

Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 2014, Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada: This is such a gorgeous wine! Every time I taste it, it's like coming back to an old friend whose intelligence and wit I admire, but more importantly, just feels so comfortable. Honeysuckle, honey dew and melon yet not cloyingly sweet. This lovely wine is actually refreshing with its slight effervescence. I'm selfishly not wanting to this with anything and just drink it on it's own before or after a meal (or instead of one). But if you insist: berry cobbler or a fruit flan. Happy? I am. Food pairings: fruit dishes, sushi, Asian salad. Drink: 2014 - 2017 256289 6.5% S 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. June 2016. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Guita Manzanilla Sherry, Spain: This is a completely dry wine even though it is fortified (albeit at the lower end of the alcohol spectrum at just 15%), and has delicate white floral aromas and lightly salted notes of almonds. It makes an excellent companion to fresh seafood and shellfish or as an aperitif with nuts and cheeses. Serve chilled. Sherry food pairings: scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, pasta with tomato sauce, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2014 - 2019 337022 15% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 93/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Other Wines/Drinks

The King's Ginger Liqueur Berry Bros. & Rudd, Holland, Netherlands: The origins of this liqueur are intriguing. The Royal Physician to His Majesty King Edward VII ordered that it be made in 1903 for his highness during morning rides. Today, this fine ginger liqueur is produced by Berry Bros. & Rudd in the Netherlands. Pair with gingerbread or ginger cookies. Drink: 2014 - 2020 269407 14% S 750 mL $44.95 Score: 93/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Caparzo Rosso Di Montalcino 2013, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A pleasant, smooth, acidic, tart Italian red wine with smoky notes on the finish. Pair with grilled meats. Rosso Di Montalcino food pairings: hard cheeses, cheese pizza, meat lasagna. Drink: 2015 - 2018 333575 13% D 750 mL $20.95 Score: 87/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel 2012, Paso Robles, California, United States: A full-bodied, vibrant Californian Zinfandel with aromas of black and purple plums. Perfect for grilled and barbecued meats. Zinfandel food pairings: hamburgers, meatloaf with rich tomato sauce. Drink: 2014 - 2020 450544 14.9% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Brigaldara Valpolicella 2014, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Mouth-watering aromas and flavours of tart cherries with a touch of toasty oak and mocha. Terrific food wine, especially for meat dishes. There is some anise and pepper on the finish. Medium-bodied and satisfying. Pair with meat lovers' pizza tonight. Food pairings: meatloaf, lentil patties, Italian style pizza, salami, veal shanks, charcuterie, soft cheeses. Drink: 2014 - 2017 917864 14.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rockcliffe Third Reef Shiraz 2013, Great Southern, Western Australia, Australia: Full-bodied, juicy and mouth-watering Australian Shiraz with dark fruit notes. Pair with rare steak. Shiraz food pairings: Hunter's stew, venison chili. Drink: 2015 - 2019 453209 14% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Byron & Harold Rose & Thorns Shiraz 2013, Great Southern, Western Australia, Australia: Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and deeply flavoured Australian Shiraz. Pair with roast beef. Shiraz food pairings: rib steak, barbecued long ribs, pork and vegetable kebabs. Drink: 2015 - 2019 453183 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Leone De Castris Riserva Salice Salentino 2011, Puglia D.O.C., Italy: Brooding on the nose of this robust Italian red wine with dark fruit, smoke and dark spices. More black fruit follows on a full-bodied palate with some tannic grip and a pleasantly bitter tarry note. Food pairings: barbecued meats and mushrooms, hard cheese. Drink: 2012 - 2018 597534 13.5% D 750 mL $20.95 Score: 89/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Cailleteau Bergeron 2012, Blaye-Côtes-De-Bordeaux A.C., France: A full-bodied, balanced, pleasant wine with dark fruit, smoke and a savoury note through the mid-palate. Some dried herbs on the finish. Great price for Bordeaux. Food pairings: hearty casserole featuring beef and root vegetables. Drink: 2012 - 2018 309138 13.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 87/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clos Du Bois Sonoma Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, United States: This robust Californian cabernet has that classic signature of black fruit, smoke and toasty oak all wrapped into a supremely satisfying package. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: prime rib, grilled pork, chicken. Drink: 2013 - 2016 54080 14.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. June 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

San Silvestro Brumo Nebbiolo D'alba 2013, Piedmont D.O.C., Italy: Dry and slightly tannic with tanned leather and dried fruit notes. Good price. Pair with a juicy steak. Nebbiolo D'alba food pairings: steak, stew, bison, venison, boar. Drink: 2017 - 2022 101444 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château St. Georges 2011, St-Georges St-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France: Complex and rich with layers of dark red fruit and smoke. Pair with rare steak. Food pairings: rich beef dish, lamb dishes. Drink: 2013 - 2018 960310 12.5% XD 750 mL $37.95 Score: 89/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wirra Wirra Church Block Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 2013, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Juicy and savoury dark fruit on this full-bodied Australian red wine. Black and fleshy purple plums and ripe berries dominate. Smooth. Great for a pepper steak. Cabernet Shiraz Merlot food pairings: pepper steak, hamburgers. Drink: 2013 - 2017 24034 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Concha Y Toro Vineyard Block 27 Carmenère 2012, Peumo, Entre Cordilleras, Cachapoal Valley, Chile: Superb in every way! The grapes for this robust Chilean red wine were sourced from the estate's Peumo Vineyard. Winemaker Ignacio Recabarren hones his craft on this single-vineyard bottling. The Spanish word Terrunyo means terroir. Complex, deep, savoury and bursting with luscious black fruit aromas and flavours. This wine gives and gives right out to a long finish. Brought to us by Concha Y Toro. Carmenère food pairings: venison stroganoff, venison tenderloin. Drink: 2014 - 2019 562892 14.5% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Concha Y Toro Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Marchigue, Ribera Del Tinguiririca, Chile: A full-bodied, robust red with black fruit and toasty oak aromas. Excellent price. It finishes nicely with notes of vanillin and cedar brush. Polished tannins, but still could benefit from 1 hour decanting. Pair with a pepperoni pizza. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: beef enchiladas, barbecued ribs in sauce, hamburger, hard cheese. Drink: 2014 - 2018 256693 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Don Nieto Senetiner Don Nicanor Malbec 2013, Mendoza, Argentina: Juicy black fleshy plums with mouth-watering acidity. Big, generous oak treatment that results in first aromas of toast, smoke and mocha. Black fruit on the palate. Full-bodied and smooth. Pair with roast beef. Malbec food pairings: marinated rare steak. Drink: 2013 - 2018 178657 14.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Brunello Di Montalcino 2010, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Needs cellar time: loads of tannins, black charred currants, smoke, oak and dust. Pair with prime rib. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: rich tomato sauce and ravioli, tomato and beef short rib soup. Drink: 2018 - 2023 212837 15% XD 750 mL $42.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Mas Neuf Rhône Paradox Côtes Du Rhône 2012, Rhone A.C., France: This seductive southern French red wine from the Rhone Valley features classic aromas of dark red berries and spice. Pair with prime rib. Food pairings: lamb stew with navy beans, pork kebab, bison burgers. Drink: 2014 - 2020 447912 15% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine De La Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2009, Rhone A.O.C., France: Intensely concentrated and black with charred, tarry black fruit and smoke. Full-bodied and the tannins are smoothing out though I'd still decant 2 hours. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: ribs, prime rib, hearty cassoulet. Drink: 2012 - 2022 303032 15.5% XD 750 mL $69.95 Score: 91/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Les Verrières Les Sept Fontaines 2009, Languedoc, Midi, France: Spicy, racy and peppery: a terrific full-bodied red wine. Great price. Aromas of pitch black fruit and smoke. Perfect for hearty meat dishes. This is an AP-designated wine. Food pairings: roasted duck breast. Drink: 2014 - 2018 362913 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Belle Les Pierrelles Crozes-Hermitage Shiraz 2012, Rhone A.C., France: A lovely, well-priced southern French red wine offering classic notes of dark red fruit and smoke. Pair with grilled meats. Shiraz food pairings: venison with blueberry sauce, lamb shanks with red wine and garlic. Drink: 2014 - 2020 451880 13% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 89/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine La Fourmone Le Poète Vacqueyras 2013, Rhone A.P., France: A full-bodied French red wine blend with lots of core minerality and racy acidity backing up rich red fruit flavours. Pair with grilled pork chops. Food pairings: cassoulet, beef bourguignon, pork casserole with cider. Drink: 2015 - 2020 452268 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Forest Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Great Southern, Western Australia, Australia: Rich and deeply flavoured with a dark, full-bodied weight and texture. Pair with game meats. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: flat iron steak, mushroom stuffed flank steak. Drink: 2013 - 2022 380840 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robert Mondavi Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Napa Valley, California, United States: Classic minty blackberry on the nose. Good grip on the full-bodied palate. Black as night fruit, smoke and tar. Classically structured with deep concentration and complexity. Decant 2 hours. Drink with filet mignon and the good life. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: rib steak, barbecued long ribs, rustic pork roast. Drink: 2014 - 2020 670463 14% XD 750 mL $149.95 Score: 96/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Charles Cimicky The Bohemian Grenache 2010, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: This lovely Australian red wine hails from a superb vintage, the 2010. Rich aromas of fleshy black fruit and a supple texture. Pair with grilled lamb. Grenache food pairings: roast quail stuffed with leeks and mushroom, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2012 - 2019 446708 15% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Estate Papaioannou Single Vineyard Agiorgitiko 2010, Nemea, Peloponnese A.Q.S., Greece: Lovely and exotically different. Violets, rose petals, talcum powder and tart cherry aromas on the nose. Smooth and almost full-bodied on the palate. Good acidity for food. Try it with salmon. Agiorgitiko food pairings: salmon, grilled chicken. Drink: 2012 - 2017 47977 12.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Speri Vigneto Monte Sant'urbano Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2011, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: Gorgeous, seductive nose of fleshy black and purple plums that opens to an expansive, mouth-filling luscious textured palate of blackberry and smoke. Pair with brontosaurus burgers. Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico food pairings: polenta dishes, pasta with a tomato sauce, roasted venison, beef stew. Drink: 2014 - 2022 205294 15% D 750 mL $78.00 Score: 95/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

KWV Triptych Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: This WO-designated wine is smooth, smoky and delicious with full-bodied layers of fleshy black plums. Amazingly great price for the quality. This wine is a blend that leads with cabernet sauvignon, but also includes shiraz and merlot grapes. Just enough toasty oak aging to bring this whole delicious package together. Good finish. Try it tonight with meat lovers pizza. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast beef, porchetta. Drink: 2013 - 2018 53124 14.4% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kaiken Ultra Malbec 2013, Mendoza, Argentina: Smoky with charred black fruit. Honkin big and mouth-filling. Full-on palate whacker for grilled burgers and people who talk too loudly and ignore personal space. Malbec food pairings: lamb burgers, grilled steaks, spicy sausage, breaded veal cutlets. Drink: 2014 - 2018 50849 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Valpantena Valpolicella Ripasso 2013, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: A smooth, juicy, mouth-watering Italian red wine with black cherry and black raspberry flavours. Smoky finish. Great value. Pair with spicy sausages. Drink: 2014 - 2018 429928 13.5% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. June 2016. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ca' Momi Zinfandel 2014, Napa Valley, California, United States: Juicy and full-bodied with smooth, supple layers of fleshy black plums. This wine was aged in American oak barrels. Pair with a pepper steak. Zinfandel food pairings: grilled duck breast, aged cheddar, hearty meat meals, spaghetti Bolognaise. Drink: 2014 - 2018 396168 13.9% D 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. June 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Napa Valley, California, United States: A rich, full-bodied Californian Cabernet from one of Napa's most respected producers. Aromas of dark fruit and toasty oak. decant 2 hours and serve with rare steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: veal chops, rosemary lamb, barbecued ribs in sauce, chicken cacciatore. Drink: 2016 - 2023 91058 14.5% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 92/100. June 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Maurac 2012, Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux A.C., France: A balanced and elegant Bordeaux red wine blend from an excellent vintage, 2010. Pair with a rare, juicy steak. Drink: 2015 - 2019 365817 14.5% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paul Dolan Zinfandel 2013, Mendocino County, Amador County, California, United States: This organic wine has just 14 mg/L of free sulphur. This lively zinfandel has ripe blackberry and blueberry notes with a supple, full-bodied weight. Great for barbecue. Zinfandel food pairings: chicken wings, spaghetti Bolognaise, aged cheddar, grilled lamb loin. Drink: 2013 - 2018 46342 15% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 91/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castell Del Remei Gotim Bru Tempranillo 2012, Costers Del Segre D.O., Spain: A spicy, black fruited wonder with layers of mouth-watering goodness for hearty meat dishes. Great price. Tempranillo food pairings: hearty meat dishes, hard cheese, juicy rare steak, barbecued ribs in sauce, hamburger. Drink: 2014 - 2020 982736 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lindes De Remelluri Viñedos De San Vicente Tempranillo 2011, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Mature aromas of tanned leather and dried herbs. Dusty and earthy and contemplative. Smooth yet full-bodied. Love this style. Pair with lamb and rosemary. Tempranillo food pairings: pork shish kebab, pork roast with apricots and figs, pate. Drink: 2013 - 2020 392860 14% XD 750 mL $27.95 Score: 92/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zonte's Footstep Baron Von Nemesis Shiraz 2013, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: Fantastic for the price! Full-bodied and juicy with layers of mouth-watering flavours: blackberry pie and black plums. Smooth and terrific. Loaded with toasty oak. Dark purple hue with accented highlights of lavender around the edges. Aromas of black cherry, cassis and dried herbs on the finish. Great party wine. Decant 2 hours. Shiraz food pairings: grilled meats, vegetables, fajitas. Drink: 2016 - 2020 212936 14.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Brunelli Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2012, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: A robust, complex Italian red wine with aromas of black cherry liqueur and dark spice. Pair with prime rib. Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico food pairings: spicy sausages, spaghetti Bolognese, tofu stuffed tomatoes. Drink: 2014 - 2020 439745 15% D 750 mL $51.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

San Felice Chianti Classico 2013, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A moderately priced, pleasant Chianti for Italian fare. Very attractive smoke and toasty oak on the nose. Black cherry, spice aromas, with good acidity in this almost full-bodied red wine. Polished tannins. Pair with grilled meats. Chianti Classico food pairings: bucatini with sausage and peas, roast beef, cheesy pizza, stuffed roasted turkey. Drink: 2015 - 2018 282996 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs Zinfandel 2013, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Very smooth and approachable now though it will also do well in the cellar. Full-bodied and smooth with luscious fleshy ripe blackberries and plums. Big black fruit and oak. Chary, toasty, smoky. Pair with filet mignon. Zinfandel food pairings: meatloaf, lentil patties, Italian style pizza, salami, veal shanks, charcuterie, soft cheeses. Drink: 2015 - 2025 982413 14.3% D 750 mL $57.95 Score: 96/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Balbas Reserva 2005, Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain: This full-bodied Spanish red wine has a good grip on the palate is offers more earthy, smoky, dusty aromas and flavours than fruit-forward ones. Decant for 2 hours and pair with lamb and rosemary. Complex, elegant and mature. Food pairings: rack of lamb. Drink: 2015 - 2018 85183 14% D 750 mL $20.95 Score: 91/100. June 2016. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château des Charmes Old Vines Pinot Noir 2011, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, V.Q.A., Canada: Pinot Noir is becoming Ontario’s benchmark red wine but it’s very difficult to grow and make. Lots of dark cherry and wild forest notes here. This pinot is lovely and rustic with the soul of the earth in its heart. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast beef, roasted parsnips, charcuterie plate, roast fowl with jus. Drink: 2013 - 2018 256834 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Altocedro Reserva Malbec 2012, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Rich, deep and brooding with black as night fruit and tarry heart. Smoky with toasty oak on the finish. A full wallop wine. Malbec food pairings: lamb cutlets, chorizo pasta, hunter's chili. Drink: 2014 - 2018 187880 15.2% D 750 mL $37.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart Of The Barossa Mclaren Vale Shiraz 2014, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: Lots of oaky, smoky, toasty aromas. This full-bodied red wine has lip-smacking delicious aromas and flavours of black and purple fruit. Smooth and supple. Love the fact that this big shiraz is not filtered, giving us the full-on flavour experience. The grapes for this robust red wine come from vines 100 years old. The wine is open-fermented with wild yeast, then aged 18 months in French oak barrels, and is not fined nor filtered. This robust Australian Shiraz sources grapes from heirloom vineyards. Try this with lamb and rosemary. Shiraz food pairings: grilled meats and vegetables, pizza, barbecued beef, bison steak, grilled or spice-rubbed chicken. Drink: 2014 - 2018 358127 14.5% XD 375 mL $12.95 Score: 92/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rodney Strong Wine Estates Alexander's Crown Single Vineyard Cabernet 2012, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Winner of a Gold Medal at the 2009 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. This generous wine just keeps giving in flavour, length and mouth-watering goodness. Silky and seductive with fleshy ripe black cherries, rose petals and smoke. Top me up! Cabernet food pairings: lamb Bolognese, grilled New York strip loin, hard cheese, braised pork shanks. Drink: 2015 - 2021 329961 13.9% D 750 mL $99.95 Score: 92/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosé

Conde Valdemar Rosé 2015, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Strawberry florals in this pretty dry and refreshing Spanish rose. Perfect as an aperitif or companion to seafood. Rosé food pairings: grilled salmon, grilled chicken salads, grilled pork dishes. Drink: 2015 - 2017 168278 12% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2015, Coastal Region W.O., South Africa: Lovely cherry-berry rounded and juicy mouth-watering acidity. No Cabernet tannins: the grape base just lends lovely red fruit flavour. Great value and quality for this price point. Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steak, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2015 - 2017 999821 13.5% D 750 mL $12.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Königschaffhauser Vulkanfelsen Trocken Pinot Noir Rosé 2015, Baden, Germany: Cherry berry that doesn't come off sweet on the palate due to racy, nervy acidity. Lovely! Low yields lend a copper tone to this rosé which is refreshing and a great aperitif or companion to ham or grilled vegetables. Pinot Noir Rosé food pairings: turkey tetrazzini, turkey sandwiches, salmon burgers. Drink: 2015 - 2017 168237 13% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. June 2016. Best Value Rosé Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Sumarroca Gran Reserva Brut Nature Cava 2011, Penedès D.O., Spain: Love it! Savoury, robust and juicy Spanish sparkling wine at a bargain rice. Stock up for holiday parties now. Dry and crisp with lime green apple notes. Pair with shellfish. Cava food pairings: lobster tails. Drink: 2012 - 2017 393504 12% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

De Chanceny Excellence Brut Vouvray 2013, Loire A.C., France: Crisp and clean with lemon zest and racy acidity for shellfish. Nice aperitif. The Vintages catalogue says 2012 but we tasted 2013. Vouvray food pairings: seafood, shrimp tempura, sushi. Drink: 2014 - 2018 352237 12.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Graham Beck Brut Rosé 2010, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: A crisp, refreshing South African sparkling wine from one of this country's best producers of this style. Pair with planked salmon. Rosé food pairings: smoked tuna omelet, smoked salmon. Drink: 2016 - 2019 4085 13% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fantinel Prosecco, Giulia, Friuli-Venezia D.O.C., Italy: Crisp, refreshing and solid value. Good party bubbly for the price. Pair with oysters. Prosecco food pairings: gazpacho, onion tart, spinach and mandarin salad. Drink: 2016 - 2018 297812 11.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rotari Brut Rosé, Trentino D.O.C., Italy: Lovely strawberry fields, pretty and refreshing with real character and a great (low) price tag. Pair with grilled seafood for maximum pleasure. Rosé food pairings: chicken in rose cream sauce, grilled chicken breast kiev. Drink: 2015 - 2017 362566 12.5% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Taittinger Nocturne Champagne, Champagne A.C., France: Toasty, bready and robust especially for a Champagne house known for the delicacy of its sparkling wines. Love this. Pair with sushi. Champagne food pairings: steamed Dungeness crab, lobster thermidore. Drink: 2015 - 2019 385195 13.5% D 750 mL $69.95 Score: 94/100. June 2016. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tawse Winery Inc. Limestone Ridge Riesling Sparkling Wine 2014, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Bright and zesty with lime-alive aromas and toasty bread. Great value and quality for the price of this Ontario sparkling wine. Finishes with a lick lemon zest. This Niagara bubbly is made from Riesling from the winery's Limestone Ridge Estate Vineyard. This is a great gift wine or pair it with shellfish. Riesling Sparkling Wine food pairings: deep sea scallops. Drink: 2014 - 2018 370361 12% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Deutz Classic Brut Champagne, Champagne A.C., France: Distinguished, toasty rich and gull-bodied. Persistent mousse and refreshment. OTPair with fried chicken. Champagne food pairings: smoked whitefish, seafood bites, seafood salad. Drink: 2016 - 2018 2964 12% D 375 mL $34.95 Score: 92/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Totus Tuus Reserva Cava, Penedès D.O., Spain: A crisp, earthy, toasty blend of 40% chardonnay, 18% xarel-lo, 18% macabeo, 18% Parellada and 6% pinot noir grapes. Stunningly great price. Fresh, crisp lime notes with lots of mouse and bubbles. Perfect for parties and gatherings. Cava food pairings: smoked trout, pate, tapas. Drink: 2016 - 2018 226282 11.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Whitehaven Pinot Gris 2014, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: A fresh, crisp, energizing New Zealand Pinot Gris with lively notes of white melon and lime zest. Perfect for seafood and shellfish. Pinot Gris food pairings: shrimp tempura, seafood pasta dish, grilled salmon. Drink: 2016 - 2019 447516 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. June 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Donnachiara Greco 2014, Greco Di Tufo, Campania D.O.C.G., Italy: Crisp, dry and mouth-watering with attractive aromas of lime blossom and white melon. Pair with fresh field greens and seafood. Greco food pairings: goat cheese salad, fresh fruit, spring greens salad. Drink: 2016 - 2019 262964 13% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

St. Francis Chardonnay 2013, Sonoma County, California, United States: Buttery and balanced Californian white wine, with full-bodied goodness. Nice price for classic Sonoma chardonnay. Aromas of fleshy white peach and toasty oak. Finishes nicely with ripe apricot and butterscotch. Try this chard with roast turkey. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled pork chops, stuffed chicken breast, beef bourguignon, cheese.. Drink: 2015 - 2018 317131 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. June 2016. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Loosen Bros. Dr. L Riesling 2014, Mosel Qualitätswein, Germany: One of the best values on the liquor store shelf. This lovely, floral, light-bodied German Riesling still packs lots of flavour. Serve chilled as an aperitif or companion to seafood. Riesling food pairings: pork tenderloin, turkey breast, spicy pasta dishes, shrimp tempura.. Drink: 2014 - 2017 599274 8.5% M 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. June 2016. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fielding Estate Winery Riesling 2014, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A pretty Niagara Riesling with good acidity and natural sweetness balancing each other for seafood dishes. Love the low alcohol of just 10.5%. Riesling food pairings: roast chicken, spicy pasta dishes, shrimp tempura, grilled salmon. Drink: 2014 - 2017 251439 10.5% M 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alain Geoffroy Beauroy Chablis 2014, Burgundy, France: This Premier Cru (1Er Cru) Burgundian Chardonnay is clean and crisp with pure green fruit and sunshine spring morning. Mouth-watering, food friendly. Lovely yellow plum and pear aromas on the nose. Great finesse and elegance for a dinner party of gift wine. Try it tonight with seafood. Chablis food pairings: oysters, grilled white fish, chicken, pasta with pesto sauce, avocado salad, mussels with a lemon-herb sauce. Drink: 2014 - 2019 733501 13% XD 750 mL $31.95 Score: 91/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cave Spring Cellars Chardonnay 2013, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A fresh and mouth-filling Niagara Chardonnay that is not heavy, but rather, completely balanced. The 2013 vintage of this Chardonnay from Cave Spring has great depth and persistence of flavours such as green apple and fresh peach. Pair with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: planked salmon. Drink: 2013 - 2018 256552 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese 2013, Mosel, Germany: Intense lime and lemon shafts of citrus vibrancy, lemongrass and grapefruit. Hard to believe natural sweetness of this wine as the acidity balances it perfectly. Concentrated pleasure. Riesling Spätlese food pairings: seafood curry, vegetable curry, pad Thai. Drink: 2015 - 2020 339150 9% M 750 mL $26.95 Score: 93/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Seresin Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Grassy-great and herbal with crisp, ultra dry refreshment. Limes and lemons dance in delight across your palate. This medium-bodied white wine works as both an aperitif or companion to many dishes. A nice snap of refreshment on the finish. Complex and dry. Perfect for fresh seafood. Signature Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand's Marlborough region. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: seafood, Asian chicken salad, rosemary-stuffed pork tenderloin, turkey. Drink: 2014 - 2017 735043 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Featherstone Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: White and green melon in this lovely vibrant Niagara Sauvignon Blanc. Love the lime citrus notes, not much grassy action here though lots of mouth-watering acidity for vegetarian dishes and shellfish. Lemon and gooseberry on this zesty, zingy white wine. Medium-bodied and refreshing. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: vegetarian dishes, shellfish. Drink: 2015 - 2017 89011 13% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Monde Pinot Blanc 2014, Friuli-Venezia Giulia D.O.C., Italy: Straight-forward and subtle Italian white wine with notes of white melon. Good acidity. Nice aperitif. Pinot Blanc food pairings: shellfish, roast pork, turkey. Drink: 2014 - 2017 372417 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 87/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flat Rock Cellars Nadja's Vineyard Riesling 2015, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: This lovely off-dry Niagara Riesling is bursting with aromas of fresh citrus, lime and green apple. two weeks later than the parcel below the winery. Remarkable, even though there are 18 grams of sugar in this wine, the acidity balances it perfectly, yielding only a slight impression of sweetness. Terrific mouth-watering acidity for seafood and salads. Riesling food pairings: grilled chicken with lemongrass stalk, spicy pasta dishes, Feta cheese, butternut squash risotto, duck liver pate. Drink: 2015 - 2019 578625 11.6% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Crios Susana Balbo Chardonnay 2014, Mendoza, Argentina: A medium-bodied Chardonnay not heavy yet flavourful: green apple and ripe peach and a touch of oak. Very nice especially for the price. Chardonnay food pairings: lobster in butter sauce, grilled fish, chicken, beef bourguignon, cheese. Drink: 2014 - 2017 243196 13% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

St. Pauls Pinot Grigio 2014, Alto Adige, Südtirol D.O.C., Italy: A pleasant sipper with mouth-watering acidity. Notes of grapefruit. Needs seafood. Pinot Grigio food pairings: goat cheese salad, fresh fruit, spring greens salad. Drink: 2014 - 2017 391870 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Michel Delhommeau Cuvée Harmonie Muscadet Sèvre-Et-Maine Sur Lie 2013, Loire A.C., France: Mouth-watering and a perfect foil for shellfish. Clean and crisp with lemon and lime notes. Perfect for shellfish. Muscadet Sèvre-Et-Maine Sur Lie food pairings: mussel Portuguese, fresh oysters on the half-shell. Drink: 2015 - 2017 164624 12% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 87/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Casa Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre, Atalayas Vineyard Chardonnay 2013, Casablanca Valley, Chile: Rich and round with enticing aromas of toasty oak, Asian pear, Granny Smith apple and daisies. A clean, spicy finish. Chardonnay food pairings: crab cakes, roast pork, prawn bisque, cheese fondue, stuffed chicken breast, roast turkey. Drink: 2013 - 2018 947937 14.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. June 2016. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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