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Vintages Release January 8, 2017

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Dessert Wine

Puklus Pincészet Szamorodni Sweet Tokaji 2009, Hungary: A lovely, soft, butterscotch-rich dessert wine that is not acidic. Finishes with honey, caramel and ginger spice. Pair with angel food cake. Drink: 2013 - 2019 179374 13.5% MS 500 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. January 2017. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Riesling Icewine 2015, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Gorgeous dessert wine made from the classic Riesling grape. One of Niagara's best producers of icewine. Aromas of apricot, pear and peach. Riesling Icewine food pairings: strong blue cheeses or seared foie gras, for dessert with fresh fruit. Drink: 2016 - 2023 430561 9.5% S 375 mL $49.95 Score: 95/100. January 2017. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Wakefield Jaraman Shiraz 2014, Clare Valley, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Black fleshy plums on the nose with a pleasant zing of acidity mid-palate for lots of dishes from tangy meat sauces to grilled meats. More black fruit and mouth-filling roundness. A consistently good producer at fair prices for the quality. Highly recommended. This Australian red wine is a regional blend of Shiraz grapes of about two-thirds Clare Valley and one-third McLaren Vale regions. The wine was partially cold-soaked for 4 days, then aged in 100% new American oak barrels for 11 months. Deeply concentrated and flavoured. Shiraz food pairings: juicy, grilled rare sirloin steak, hard cheese like Cheddar or Havarti. Drink: 2016 - 2020 377036 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. January 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Shingleback Red Knot Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Mclaren Vale, Australia: A full-bodied Australian red wine made from the classic Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Aromas of blackberry and cassis. Pair with a pepper steak. Drink: 2016 - 2019 91702 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. January 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robert Mondavi Winery Private Selection Bourbon Barrels Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Monterey County, California, United States: A terrific, luscious red wine from the California icon Robert Mondavi, celebrating 50 years this year. This wine is aged in bourbon barrels. Aromas of dark berries, spice and anise. Pair with prime rib. Drink: 2016 - 2021 464149 15% D 750 mL $20.95 Score: 91/100. January 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Maria Estate Grenache 2014, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand: Savoury and meaty with dried herbs and bacon. Gorgeous depth and layering yet not heavy. Rolls around on the tongue and goes down slippery fast with a long finish. Pair with grilled meats. Drink: 2016 - 2021 13% D 750 mL $25.00 Score: 91/100. January 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wolf Blass Yellow Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Langhorne Creek Mclaren Vale, Australia: Wolf Blass first made 250 cases of the Grey Label Shiraz, but realized he could not earn a living based on such a small production of a premium-priced wine. Thus was born Yellow Label in 1966. It was created to be a crowd pleaser with the goal of quality, character and consistency, according to current winemaker Chris Matcher. Consistency is key as Yellow Label is designed to give consumers confidence that they are getting the same signature taste each time. That was the challenge to maintain when Yellow Label moved to regional selection of grapes for this vintage rather than widespread blending. Chris says that they achieve it through careful vineyard management and barrel selection. This Cabernet offers great value and attractive aromas of blackcurrant and cassis. Pair with a juicy steak. Drink: 2016 - 2021 251876 13.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. January 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Rosa 2012, Douro D.O.C., Portugal: Lots of tannins and a big hairy grip on the palate: decant this huge red wine for 2 hours. Tar, black fruit and oak dominate. Food pairings: grilled radicchio, zucchini frittata, barbecued duck, veggie mushroom burger. Drink: 2016 - 2019 933101 14% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 86/100. January 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Salentein Reserve Malbec 2014, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Round, polished tannins give a velvet mouth-feel. This wine was aged 12 months in French oak. A richly hued wine that finishes with black plum, mocha and vanilla spice and a lick of black pepper. Pair with game dishes and duck comfit. Malbec food pairings: lamb shanks in red wine and roasted garlic, grilled lamb lollipops, stuffed lamb tenderloin. Drink: 2016 - 2020 640854 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 92/100. January 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château D'aydie Ode D'aydie 2012, Madiran, Southwest A.C., France: Dark, deep and delicious with aromas of black fruit flavours. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: rich lamb, beef stroganoff, barbecued ribs, fruit chutneys, cassoulet, steak fajitas. Drink: 2016 - 2023 717900 13.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 89/100. January 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sandbanks Estate Winery Sleeping Giant 2015, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A terrific, full-bodied blend of Foch and Baco Noir grapes from Prince Edward County. Lots of smoke and dark fruit. Perfect for grilled meats. Food pairings: BBQ steak, beef stew, spaghetti and meatballs. Drink: 2016 - 2020 164087 12.8% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. January 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Columbia Crest Winery H3 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Washington, United States: This Washington state Cabernet yields only 3 tons per acre as compared to the entry level Columbia Crest wines at 4.5 tons per acre. That means that the H3 line has more power and concentration, yet also great finesse. Columbia Crest owns this label: the winery is the oldest in Washington state and first planted grapes in 1978. This wine features notes of black cherry and spice. Firm structure. Decant 102 hours. Pair with beef tenderloin. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb Bolognese, grilled New York strip loin, hard cheese, braised pork shanks, veal chops. Drink: 2015 - 2020 210047 14% D 750 mL $20.95 Score: 90/100. January 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robert Mondavi Winery Maestro 2013, Napa Valley, California, United States: Terrific finesse and elegance on this special bottle of Mondavi Maestro, celebrating the winery's 50th anniversary (it was found in 1966 but the release of this 2013 vintage is in 2016). Aromas of dark fruit and smoke. An extra long finish. Pair with good memories. Drink: 2016 - 2025 459933 14.5% XD 750 mL $60.00 Score: 95/100. January 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cote Mas Rouge Intense 2015, Languedoc, France: Rustic, robust and tasty with notes of wild black cherry and cedar underbrush. Pair with grilled pork chops. Drink: 2015 - 2017 470021 13.5% D 750 mL $11.95 Score: 86/100. January 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Monasterio De Las Viñas Gran Reserva 2007, Cariñena D.O., Spain: A mouth-watering, delicious Spanish red. Full-bodied, but not heavy with notes of ripe dark red fruit. this wine is a blend of Grenache (otherwise known as Grenache), Tempranillo, Cariñena and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. This Gran Reserva is a rare opportunity to taste mature Spanish wine, a rare treat . Pair with veal. Food pairings: braised beef dishes, turkey, soft cheese, roasted pork, lamb. Drink: 2010 - 2017 82024 13% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. January 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Simi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California, United States: Mocha, dark chocolate, campfire smoke and hickory stick. A full-bodied, savoury Californian Cabernet that needs to be decanted 1-2 hours before serving. Attractive notes of black fruit and smoke. Pair with a rare steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: rib steak on the barbie, garlic and herb rib roast, baseball sirloin burger. Drink: 2015 - 2018 25221 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 90/100. January 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, California, United States: Rich and succulent Californian red wine with gloriously delicious flavours of blackberry and fleshy black plum and mocha. pair with grilled steak. Drink: 2014 - 2018 392647 14% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. January 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lavignone Pico Maccario Barbera D'asti 2014, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: A vibrant, lively northern Italian red wine made from the Barbera grape. Aromas of dark plums and spice. Perfect for grilled pork chops. Barbera D'asti food pairings: meat-sauce pasta, meat lovers' pizza, beef stew. Drink: 2015 - 2018 365486 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. January 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gentleman's Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, South Australia, Australia: A terrific, full-bodied Australian red wine made from the classic Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Aromas of cassis, black currant and wild blackberry. This is a special edition wine named in honour of Lindemans Winery founder Dr. Henry Lindeman, who in 1843, with his wife Eliza, planted the first vines in the Hunter Valley, just south of Sydney. I love the old-fashioned label that reminds me of a Victorian sepia toned catalogue featuring Uncle Bertram's Exlirir for What Ales Yee and corsets for the modern woman. Pair with roast beef and yorkshire pudding. Drink: 2016 - 2020 461533 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 92/100. January 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gérard Bertrand Cap Insula 2013, Languedoc, Midi A.C., France: Vibrant, fresh and alive southern French red wine with juicy, seductive aromas of fleshy ripe black plums, blueberries and wild blackberries. Lip-smacking delicious. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: farmer's style pork chops, slow-cooked pork ribs, crown pork roast. Drink: 2016 - 2022 474973 13.5% D 750 mL $17.00 Score: 92/100. January 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tommasi Arele Parziale Appassimento 2014, Veneto I.G.T., Italy: Peppery red berry fruit and a supple smooth texture. Medium to almost full-bodied. A lovely, balanced example of the Appassimento style that concentrates flavours but doesn't make the wine heavy. Very savoury. This robust Italian red wine takes its name -- Arele -- from the wooden trays that were traditionally used to dry the grapes, or a portion of them, to make Appassimento wine. The 2014 vintage has intense dark red fruit and polished tannins. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: cheese pizza, veal, beef, tagliatelle alla Bolognese (pasta), chicken herb-rubbed roast. Drink: 2016 - 2021 224188 15% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 92/100. January 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Perrin Coudoulet De Beaucastel 2014, Cotes Du Rhone, Rhone A.C., France: In 1687, the wine estate of Pierre de Beaucastel was ennobled by King Louis XIV, and has continued its august heritage in the history of Rhone Valley winemaking. This is a spectacular southern French red wine with 30 hectares of vineyards planted just east of the flagship vineyard Chateau de Beaucastel in the Rhone Valley thus it's often called "baby Beaucastel." Full-bodied with fleshy ripe blackberry jam and black raspberry preserves aromas and flavours. Rich and layered. Pair with roast beef. Food pairings: braised meats, herbed steaks, venison. Drink: 2017 - 2025 48884 13.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. January 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Canepa Finísimo Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Colchagua Valley, Chile, Chile: A beautifully structured Chilean Cabernet with an impressively long finish. There is a splash of Syrah in this wine. Rich and savoury on the palate, with nuances of cassis, black plum, violets and cigar box. A distinctive coffee-espresso finish with some baking spice. Full-bodied and smooth, with polished tannins. Will cellar well. Pair with rare filet mignon. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: beef Carpaccio, roast beef, roast leg of lamb. Drink: 2016 - 2022 211920 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 94/100. January 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kaiken Ultra Malbec 2012, Mendoza, Argentina: A big, dark-fruited Argentine red wine. Aromas of blackberries and fleshy black plums. Supple and delicious. Finishes with dark spice and woodsmoke. Pair with gourmet hamburgers. Malbec food pairings: roasted lamb, veal dishes, grilled pork chops, cheese. Drink: 2013 - 2018 50849 14.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. January 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masi Costasera Riserva Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2009, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Lovely, rich and dark with toasty, smoky goodness. Black fruit and cigar box with some coffee notes. So delicious. Pair with prime rib. Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico food pairings: leg of lamb, pasta with tomato sauce, venison, beef daube, polenta dishes. Drink: 2014 - 2020 324137 15.5% D 750 mL $69.95 Score: 95/100. January 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Maria Estate Private Bin Pinot Noir 2014, Marlborough, New Zealand: The silky tannins and gorgeous mouth-feel of this seductive Pinot Noir strike me most. That's followed by bright red berry and cherry aromas on the palate and finish. There's no first use oak on this wine, only second use oak and stainless steel to preserve freshness. Pair with mature, hard cheeses. Drink: 2014 - 2018 146548 13.5% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 90/100. January 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castaño Solanera Viñas Viejas 2013, Yecla D.O., Spain: Tanned leather, dried herbs and dried red fruit on the nose and palate of this attractive Spanish red wine. The Yecla wine region is in southern Spain and is an emerging area to watch for quality wines. This wine is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% low-yield Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% low-yield Garnacha. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 10 months. Pair with lamb and rosemary. Drink: 2014 - 2018 276162 14% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. January 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

19 Crimes Shiraz Durif 2014, Australia: Burnt coffee in a good way! Full-bodied chicory express. Black chary fruit and smoke. Some mocha and dark cherry on the nose. Nice racy acidity on the palate for hearty meat dishes and tangy tomato sauces. Pair with charred meats. Drink: 2014 - 2018 369777 13% D 750 mL $19.99 Score: 89/100. January 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Napa Valley, California, United States: A robust, beautifully structured Californian Cabernet with aromas of cassis, black currant and blackberry. Judicious use of oak woven throughout. Long, deeply satisfying finish. Pair with rare filet mignon. Drink: 2016 - 2023 232371 14.4% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 93/100. January 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alamos Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Mendoza, Argentina: Juicy, succulent and full-bodied Argentine red wine made from the classic Cabernet Sauvignon grape. The 2014 vintage was a strong and it shows in the glass. Aromas of blackberry and plum. Pair with grilled meats. Drink: 2014 - 2018 295105 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.90 Score: 89/100. January 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gérard Bertrand Grand Terroir Tautavel Grenache Syrah Carignan 2013, Côtes Du Roussillon-Villages Tautavel, Midi, France: Dark fruit, pepper and cedar forest pls on the nose. Full-bodied and fairly smooth but it will help to decant 2 hours. Terrific price for this savoury, full-bodied red. Drink: 2015 - 2022 272575 14.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. January 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tsantali Rapsani 2013, Thessalia, Greece: Juicy with racy acidity and aromas of dark cherry and spice. Medium-bodied and smooth. Pair with tangy dishes and tomato sauce. Drink: 2015 - 2019 392167 13% XD 750 mL $13.20 Score: 87/100. January 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rioja Vega Crianza 2012, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A solid Rioja with racy acidity and tanned leather notes. Very savoury. Perfect for lamb with rosemary. Food pairings: bison burgers, venison stew, stuffed venison flank. Drink: 2016 - 2022 471854 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. January 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Torres Natureo Syrah 2015, Spain: This Spanish red wine made from the Syrah grape has almost no alcohol at just .5% as it has been de-alchholized. It's perfect for designated drivers and those who don't want to imbibe the hard stuff. Very grapey and juicy with lip-smacking flavours of purple plums. Drink: 2015 - 2017 13% D 750 mL Score: 85/100. January 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Miraval Rosé 2015, Côtes De Provence, Provence A.P., France: The 2015 vintage is even better than 2014, and I loved that one. This wine doesn't need to ride on the back of Brad and Angelina's celebrity: it stands alone as a terrific, refreshing rose with aromas of small field strawberries, orange zest and light spices. Should I add though that there's a hint of drama on the nose, with a surprise twist finish? Sure to be a box office hit at your liquor store. Bottled Hollywood style in a lovely, shapely vessel. Lovely ballet slipper pink hue. Finishes floral and elegant. Pair with oysters and movie night. Rosé food pairings: planked salmon, pate, roast chicken, roast breast of veal. Drink: 2015 - 2017 342584 13% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 93/100. January 2017. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Vaporetto Prosecco, Veneto Doc, Italy: Creamy and rich with dry refreshment. Notes of white pear and green apple. Pair with chicken. Drink: 2016 - 2019 99986 11% D 750 mL $18.00 Score: 88/100. January 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Chandon Blanc De Noirs, California, United States: This Californian sparkling wine producer is owned by one of Champagne's most revered wineries, Moët & Chandon, the same house that makes top-of-the-line Dom Pérignon. Chandon is actually no newcomer to the scene having been founded in the 1970s, and the first winery to make sparkling wine using the traditional Champagne method (Méthode Traditionelle). Blanc De Noirs This bubbly offers terrific value for the money; a great bottle to serve at small or larger gatherings given its taste: price ratio. Crisp, clean and dry with aromas of green apple and baked bread. Terrific! Food pairings: fried chicken, vegetable curry, fish tacos. Drink: 2015 - 2020 419374 13% D 750 mL $30.95 Score: 92/100. January 2017. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Foss Maraï Prosecco, Veneto, Italy: Very crisp and dry Italian sparkling wine, with white peach and grapefruit aromas and flavours. Mouth-watering and juicy. Great aperitif or pair with fresh seafood. Prosecco food pairings: calamari or other seafood in a citrus cream sauce, salad. Drink: 2016 - 2019 729392 11.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. January 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Blu giovello Prosecco, Veneto, Italy: Creamy and rich with persistent mousse. Lime blossom and lemon zest. Very fresh and crisp. Drink: 2016 - 2019 85316 11% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. January 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Astoria Prosecco, Veneto, Italy: A tasty bubbly that's easy on the budget. Fresh and crisp with green apple notes. Pair with cheese pizza. Drink: 2016 - 2019 593855 11% XD 750 mL $15.05 Score: 89/100. January 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bottega Vino Dei Poeti Prosecco, Veneto, Italy: Earthy and robust with toasty notes and some peach. Good value bubbly. Prosecco food pairings: fish or seafood, sushi , pasta with pesto and cold chicken dishes. Drink: 2016 - 2019 897702 11% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 86/100. January 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Moet & Chandon Moet & Chandon Rose Games Of Seduction, Champagne, France: Glorious and seductive bubbly with fleeting aromas of field strawberries. Tickles the senses. Drink: 2015 - 2025 127829 12.5% XD 750 mL $75.00 Score: 91/100. January 2017. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne, Marne Valley, Champagne, France: A gorgeous Champagne, with frothy mousse and persistent bubble. Aromas of brioche, golden apple and toast. Long, refreshing finish. Pair with shellfish. Drink: 2015 - 2025 453084 12% XD 750 mL $64.85 Score: 93/100. January 2017. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jackson-Triggs Entourage Silver Series Brut Méthode Classique 2006, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Superb: Look out world, Canada’s coming out! Toasty with green apple goodness and a lovely and persistent mousse. This is classic and elegant with the right finesse for any celebration. Drink: 2011 - 2014 234161 12% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. January 2017. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tenuta S. Anna Extra Dry Prosecco, Veneto Doc, Italy: Crisp and toasty with a touch of melon sweetness. Perfect for fresh seafood. Prosecco food pairings: appetizers, asparagus dishes, seafood courses. Drink: 2016 - 2019 388710 11.5% D 750 mL $17.20 Score: 89/100. January 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mionetto Prosecco, Treviso Doc, Italy: Refreshing and crisp at a bargain price. Some green apple notes and a fresh finish. Pair with fresh shellfish. Prosecco food pairings: appetizers such as prosciutto and mild cheeses. Drink: 2016 - 2019 266023 11% XD 750 mL $18.15 Score: 88/100. January 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Codorniu Brut Traditional Method Pinot Noir Rosé Cava, Penedès, Spain: Robust and tasty with lovely cherry and raspberry notes coming through from the pinot noir. Bone-dry, crisp and refreshing. This is a tremendous value for sparkling wine and a classic example of its type. Stock up for all your parties and celebrations now. Pinot Noir Rosé Cava food pairings: linguine, avocado and papaya salad, basil pesto, pizza, tuna, sushi. Drink: 2016 - 2019 370080 12% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. January 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Casa Vinicola Zonin Prosecco, Veneto, Italy: A refreshing Italian sparkling wine with crisp notes of green apple and some toast. Serve as a well-chilled aperitif or companion to seafood, fried foods or potato chips. Nice price. Drink: 2016 - 2019 1821 11% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. January 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava, Penedes, Spain: A toasty and refreshing sparkling wine at an incredibly great price! Delicious aromas and flavours of ripe pears and baked bread. Creamy layers of flavour and zippy finish make this bubbly perfect for a cocktail party or dinner companion. Drink: 2014 - 2016 216945 12% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. January 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ruffino Prosecco, Tuscany, Italy: A fresh, crisp, vibrant Italian sparkling wine with attractive aromas of freshly cut lemon and lime. This Prosecco makes for a wonderful aperitif or pair it with seafood, shellfish and friend chicken. Prosecco food pairings: pork tenderloin, autumn hodge-podge. Drink: 2016 - 2019 467811 13.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 91/100. January 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Freixenet Legero Cava, Catalonia, Spain: A remarkably tasty and juicy non-alcoholic sparkling wine. Perfect for holiday gathering where some guests don't want to drink alcoholic beverages. Aromas of pear and peach. Refreshing. Drink: 2016 - 2017 MD 750 mL $9.00 Score: 87/100. January 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Giavi Conegliano Valdobbiadene Brut Superiore Prosecco, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: Toasty and mouth-filling with freshly baked bread cooling on a country kitchen window. Perfect for shellfish. Prosecco food pairings: seafood in a citrus cream sauce, salad. Drink: 2016 - 2019 209569 11% D 750 mL $17.95 Score: 88/100. January 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Veuve Clicquot Demi Sec Champagne, Champagne A.O.C., France: Doesn't taste sweet at all, even though there are 40 grams of residual sugar per litre. That's because the racy acidity and mouth-swarming bubbling give this wine tremendous freshness and a clean finish. Apricot loveliness and layers. Perfect aperitif. Drink: 2016 - 2022 38307 12% D 750 mL $73.00 Score: 92/100. January 2017. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fiol Prosecco, Veneto, Italy: Excellent value for this toasty, crisp Italian sparkling wine. Serve as an elegant aperitif or companion to fresh seafood. Drink: 2016 - 2019 394577 11% D 750 mL $16.10 Score: 89/100. January 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fantinel One And Only Single Vineyard Brut Prosecco 2012, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Excellent value: you will not be disappointed or embarrassed serving this over the holidays without denting your wallet. Crisp, toasty and dry. Prosecco food pairings: Solomon Gundy, calamari bites. Drink: 2014 - 2016 390617 12% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. January 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Brut Rosé Champagne 2006, Champagne A.C., France: A lovely, mature rose Champagne from one of the region's most respected producers. Aromas of field berries and dried flowers with some cherry on the finish. Enjoy as an aperitif or companion to salmon. Champagne food pairings: pasta with cheese-based sauce, caviar, lobster thermidore, sushi.. Drink: 2014 - 2022 69831 12% D 750 mL $93.95 Score: 92/100. January 2017. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Fantinel One And Only Brut Prosecco 2015, Friuli D.O.C., Italy: A lovely, vibrant Italian sparkling wine. This prosecco has fresh orchard fruit aromas and crisp finish. Pair with seafood. Drink: 2016 - 2019 390617 12% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. January 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Astoria Fano Asolo Prosecco, Veneto Doc, Italy: A beautiful bottle for a holiday gift. This Prosecco also delivers with what's inside the package. So creamy in texture with persistent mouse and bubbles. Crisp and refreshing. Drink: 2016 - 2019 11% D 750 mL Score: 90/100. January 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Val D'Oca Valdobbiadene Prosecco 2015, Veneto, Italy: Fresh ripe pears and a touch of spice make this bubbly terrific for cocktail parties: It’ll go beautifully with all the hors d’oeuvres and nibbles on the table. Toasty and crisp. Drink: 2015 - 2019 340570 11% D 750 mL $17.15 Score: 89/100. January 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Independent Prosecco, Veneto Doc, Italy: Very creamy with a rich texture and persistent mousse in this Italian sparkling wine. Aromas of white peach. Drink: 2016 - 2019 474717 11% D 750 mL Score: 88/100. January 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Sandi Il Fresco Prosecco, Treviso Doc, Italy: A classic, more earthy Prosecco with notes of golden apple. Pair with shellfish. Drink: 2016 - 2019 394387 11% D 750 mL $14.60 Score: 89/100. January 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Via Nova Galicia Godello 2015, Galicia, Spain: Lemon floral with racy acidity for seafood. Medium-bodied. Drink: 2016 - 2021 298165 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 87/100. January 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Miguel Torres Natureo Muscat 2015, Spain: This Spanish white wine made from the Muscat grape has almost no alcohol at just .5% as it has been de-alchholized. It's perfect for designated drivers and those who don't want to imbibe the hard stuff. Very grapey and juicy with lip-smacking flavours of honeydew and melon. Drink: 2015 - 2017 0.5% M 750 mL $9.50 Score: 85/100. January 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Inniskillin Niagara Estate Niagara Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Lovely green and white melon with some toasty smoke. Medium-bodied and tasty. Serve as an aperitif or companion to roast chicken. Drink: 2015 - 2017 485144 12.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. January 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Gift Pack Cava, Spain: This robust Spanish sparkling wine comes beautifully dressed in a holiday gift pack with two flute glasses. You're ready to toasty the New Year. Drink: 2016 - 2019 898478 12% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. January 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santi Nello Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene Glera, Veneto Do.C., Italy: Floral and pretty, with an off-dry succulent fruit sweetness of honeydew and melon. Terrific refreshment. Drink: 2016 - 2019 10540730 11% MD 750 mL $15.45 Score: 89/100. January 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sandbanks Estate Winery Summer White 2014, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A terrific chilled aperitif or companion to seafood. This light-bodied, aromatic white wine is a party pleaser. Drink: 2014 - 2017 414748 11.5% MD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. January 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sandbanks Estate Winery Shoreline White 2013, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Such a pretty, floral white wine blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio grapes from Prince Edward County. Pair with seafood and vegetarian dishes. Food pairings: oysters, fish. Drink: 2013 - 2017 177477 12.5% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. January 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sattlerhof Vom Sand Sudsteiermark Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Gamlitz, Steiermark, Austria: A lovely aperitif with peach floral blossom and Asian pear notes. Mouth-watering and refreshing. Perfect for roast chicken. Drink: 2016 - 2018 12820129 12% XD 750 mL $19.25 Score: 89/100. January 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sterling Vineyards Chardonnay 2013, Napa Valley, California, United States: A lovely, buttery Californian Chardonnay with terrific balance and length. Aromas of golden apple and freshly baked bread. Pair with roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: shellfish. Drink: 2015 - 2019 330233 13.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. January 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cave Spring Cellars CSV Riesling 2014, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Gorgeous riesling from Niagara. Petrol, wet stone love. Racy acidity for seafood and anything that pleases your palate. Riesling food pairings: roast chicken, grilled chicken with lemongrass stalk, spicy pasta dishes, turkey. Drink: 2014 - 2022 566026 11.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. January 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paul Mas Réserve Marsanne 2015, Pays D'oc, Midi I.G.P., France: Pretty and lightly floral with a medium-body weight. Aromas of fresh melon. Pair with mild curries. Marsanne food pairings: lemon and garlic chicken, roast turkey, mild curries with fruit chutney. Drink: 2016 - 2017 462457 13% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 88/100. January 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dürnberg Falkenstein Tradition Grüner Veltliner 2013, Weinviertel D.A.C., Austria: Terrific lime zest and white pepper on the nose of this vibrant Austrian white wine made from the country's classic Gruner Veltliner grape. Lots of mouth-watering acidity for fresh seafood and shellfish. Grüner Veltliner food pairings: vegetarian dishes, salads, light vegetable curry. Drink: 2016 - 2019 464529 13.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. January 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Maria Estate Taylors Pass Vineyard 2014, Marlborough, New Zealand: A luxurious New Zealand Chardonnay from one of the country's most iconic producers. Smokey and toasty yet not heavy. Golden layers of orchard fruit on the palate. Pair with grilled chicken. Drink: 2016 - 2019 495010 13% D 750 mL $35.00 Score: 93/100. January 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sandbanks Estate Winery Riesling 2015, Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Lovely, light and pretty with white floral aromas and melon notes. Serve as a chilled aperitif or companion to seafood. Riesling food pairings: white fish, salmon, oysters, alfredo sauce with pasta. Drink: 2016 - 2019 139022 11.2% M 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. January 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Maria Estate Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Another delicious, mouth-watering Sauvignon Blanc from Villa Maria! This is classic Marlborough SB, with aromas of freshly cut grass and herbs. The 2015 was one of the strongest in history for the region and it shows in this wine. Pair pan-friesh white fish. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: Thai green curry fish, shellfish, chicken and sage skewers, fresh tomato and basil salad. Drink: 2016 - 2018 974527 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. January 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Maria Estate Cellar Selection Chardonnay 2015, Marlborough, New Zealand: This robust, toasty New Zealand Chardonnay has toasted almond and hazelnut on the nose from oak aging, with a rich, mouth-coating texture on the palate. Aromas of golden apple and peach. Long finish. Pair with roast chicken. Drink: 2015 - 2020 570879 13.5% XD 750 mL $25.00 Score: 92/100. January 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Reif Estate Winery Hanging Man Kerner Nouveau 2016, Niagara River, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Pretty, light-bodied and floral Niagara white wine that's perfect as a chilled aperitif or companion to a light seafood dish. This is Reif's take on the nouveau style wines made famous in the Beaujolais region of France, except this one is made from the Kerner grape. Fresh fresh and vibrant. Drink: 2016 - 2017 408013 10% MD 750 mL $12.95 Score: 86/100. January 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Allram Kamptal Reserve Grüner Veltliner 2014, Kamptal, Austria: A crisp, vibrant Austrian white wine made from the country's classic Gruner Veltliner grape. Only 1,000 cases were produced of this wine. Lots of mouth-watering acidity and lime flavours. It'll keep well in the cellar for at least another 5-7 years. Pair with fresh seafood. Drink: 2016 - 2021 13% XD 750 mL Score: 91/100. January 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Enigma Chardonnay 2014, California, United States: A robust Californian Chardonnay with toasty oak warmth and golden apple aromas. Great price. Pair with roast turkey. Drink: 2014 - 2018 428854 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 87/100. January 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cote Mas Blanc Mediterranee 2015, Languedoc, France: A crisp, fresh and lightly floral white wine from southern France. Nice price. Perfect for fresh seafood or as a chilled aperitif on its own. Drink: 2015 - 2017 470013 12.5% D 750 mL $11.95 Score: 86/100. January 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Acrobat Pinot Gris 2014, Oregon, United States: Juicy and delicious with loads of ripe white peach and pear aromas and flavours. The ultimate summer aperitif or companion to fresh seafood. Lovely, liquid lovely. Pinot Gris food pairings: pork tenderloin, roast turkey , seafood, pasta with cream sauce, salads. Drink: 2015 - 2017 420729 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. January 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dürnberg L & T Falkenstein Grüner Veltliner 2015, Niederösterreich, Weinviertel, Austria: A crisp, fresh white wine from Austria made from the country's classic Gruner Veltliner grape. Lots of juicy, mouth-watering acidity for fresh seafood and shellfish. Grüner Veltliner food pairings: quiche, egg dishes, corn dishes, steamed shellfish. Drink: 2015 - 2018 464537 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100. January 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough, New Zealand: Exceptional value for this New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc! Herbal notes with chives and lime and grapefruit. So refreshing. Pair with spinach quiche. Drink: 2015 - 2017 610972 12.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. January 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wente Vineyards Morning Fog Chardonnay 2015, Livermore, California, United States: A gorgeous, rich Californian Chardonnay from the cool climate of the Livermore Valley. Toasty oak wraps around green apple goodness. Perfect for roast chicken or turkey. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled maple glazed salmon, chicken picatta, seafood pasta with saffron cream sauce, roasted pork tenderloin with apple chutney. Drink: 2015 - 2019 175430 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. January 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Willm Réserve Riesling 2015, Alsace, France: Fresh and crisp with lemon zest. Medium-bodied with good acidity. Pair with seafood. Riesling food pairings: roast chicken, spicy pasta dishes, shrimp tempura, grilled salmon with lemon sauce, duck liver pate. Drink: 2014 - 2018 11452 12% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. January 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Stadt Krems Kremstal Grüner Veltliner 2015, Niederösterreich Qba, Austria: Light and pretty with apple blossom and lime zest. Light-bodied, perfect aperitif. Drink: 2015 - 2020 12% XD 750 mL $15.45 Score: 88/100. January 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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