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Vintages Release May 6, 2019

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Dessert Wine

Warre's Finest Reserve Port, Portugal: Produced by Vintage And Fine Wine International, this fortified dessert wine offers tremendous value in the glass. Attractive aromas and flavours of blackcurrant liqueur, blackberry jam and spice. Pair with Black Forest cake. Port food pairings: blue-veined cheeses, foie gras, dark chocolate. Drink: 2018 - 2025 197202 20% S 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. May 2019. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cave Spring Indian Summer Riesling 2016, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, V.Q.A., Canada: The Riesling grapes for this dessert wine are picked later in the fall, well after those from the dry style table wine. The result is much more concentrated flavours and fruit sweetness like apricot preserves. Liquid gorgeous year after year, Cave Spring delivers this late harvest Riesling for our drinking pleasure. Apricot peach blossom. Perfect for angel food cake and fruit-based desserts. Pair this terrific wine with blue cheeses and toasted almonds. Riesling food pairings: spice cake, crème brûlée, fruit-based desserts, pastries, fresh field berries in cream. Drink: 2018 - 2025 415901 12.5% S 375 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. May 2019. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Suduiraut Lions De Suduiraut 2014, Sauternes, Bordeaux A.C., France Food pairings: blue-veined cheeses, foie gras, dark chocolate. Drink: 2019 - 2025 633859 14.5% S 375 mL $23.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Other Wines/Drinks

Glenmorangie Signet Whisky, Scotland, United Kingdom Whisky food pairings: bread pudding, fruit cake, Florentines. Drink: 2019 - 2029 327452 46% D 750 mL $339.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Giulio Cocchi Storico Vermouth Di Torino, Piedmont, Italy Vermouth Di Torino food pairings: pork chops, lamb shanks, meaty stews. Drink: 2019 - 2022 461913 16% S 750 mL $27.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Amaro Lusôr, Friuli, Italy Food pairings: liverwurst, grilled fennel sausages, bresaola or speck. Drink: 2019 - 2025 576751 15.5% S 700 mL $47.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Gianni Gagliardo Barolo 2014, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: A lighter Barolo style with earthy violets, cedar underbrush and smoky on the nose. Not an easy vintage but lean and elegant. The Nebbiolo wine grapes for this vintage were sourced from La Morra, Monforte, Barolo and Serralunga vineyards. Aged six months in previous use oak barrel and then large casks for over two years. Barolo food pairings: minced sirloin, sausage and cheese pizza, Tuscan rabbit, sausage cassoulet. Drink: 2020 - 2028 548719 14.5% XD 750 mL $58.95 Score: 93/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ridge Lytton Springs 2016, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Plushy, rich and velvety on the palate on this mostly Zinfandel wine with Petit Sirah, Carignane and Mourvèdre. Full-bodied with smoky, toasty with dark cherry, plum, blue florals and meaty flavours on the palate. Could easily cellar for another three years as this wine promises to give many years of drinking pleasure. Food pairings: meatloaf, lentil patties, Italian style pizza, salami, veal shanks, charcuterie, soft cheeses. Drink: 2019 - 2035 982413 14.3% D 750 mL $74.95 Score: 96/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2016, Rhône A.C., France: A deep ruby, full-bodied CNDP with rich layers of red and black fruit, damson plum, ripe dark cherry and wild herb flavours on the palate. Could easily cellar for another 15 years. Châteauneuf-Du-Pape food pairings: crown pork roast, veal chops in red wine sauce, Margherita pizza. Drink: 2020 - 2035 700922 14.5% XD 750 mL $67.95 Score: 91/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Herdade da Pimenta Touriga Nacional Touriga Franca Alicante Bouschet 2013, Vinho Regional Alentejano, Portugal Touriga Nacional Touriga Franca Alicante Bouschet food pairings: grilled game sausage, roast goose, bison burgers. Drink: 2019 - 2024 445114 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mas des Tannes Rouge 2017, Languedoc A.C., France Food pairings: slow-braised beef brisket, roasted root vegetables, meat lover's pizza. Drink: 2019 - 2024 645317 13.5% D 750 mL $16.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Antica Mountain Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley, California, United States Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled lamb chops, bison burgers, roast saddle of rabbit stuffed with prunes and dried apricots. Drink: 2019 - 2028 266551 14% XD 750 mL $68.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Grand Vin De Margaux 2015, Margaux, Bordeaux A.P., France Food pairings: rack of lamb, Baron of beef, crown pork roast. Drink: 2019 - 2023 526871 13.4% XD 750 mL $39.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Glenelly Estate Reserve Red Blend 2011, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa: Savoury with blackberry, black currant, cedar brush, espresso, dark plum, cake spice and garrigue herb flavours. on this full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Petit Verdot red wine blend. Enjoy now and for the next three years with grilled meats. Food pairings: grilled steak, pan-roasted beef filet and rösti potatoes, cheeseburgers, turkey. Drink: 2019 - 2022 652289 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Manos Negras Atrevida Malbec 2017, Mendoza, Argentina Malbec food pairings: lamb cutlets, barbequed beef ribs, prime rib. Drink: 2019 - 2024 494518 13.9% XD 750 mL $17.95 May 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Calling Pinot Noir 2016, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States Pinot Noir food pairings: roast leg of lamb, roast duck, veal Porterhouse. Drink: 2019 - 2024 613661 14.1% XD 750 mL $61.00 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine St-Jacques 2017, Côtes Du Rhone, Rhône A.C., France Food pairings: grilled lamb chops, roast breast of veal, grilled bavette steak. Drink: 2019 - 2024 638692 15.2% D 750 mL $17.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Maison Chanzy Pinot Noir 2017, Burgundy A.C., France: Great value on this Old World Burgundian Pinot Noir produced by Maison Chanzy. Classic dark cherry, flinty, smoky and earthy floral flavours on the palate matched with mouth-watering acidity for food. Pair with a turkey dinner. Pinot Noir food pairings: chicken, braised lamb, roast beef, rosemary pork tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2024 408153 12.5% D 750 mL $25.95 Score: 92/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Echeverria Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Central Valley D.O., Chile: From Echeverria, this is a limited edition, full-bodied red blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah and 5% Carmenère wine grapes. Rich on the nose with ripe cherries, blackberries and plums and dry on the palate with minty herbs, pepper and savoury spice with a lingering dark chocolate finish. Nicely done and delicious. Pair with braised beef ribs and other hearty meat dishes. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: sausage and bean cassoulet, gourmet hamburgers, Salisbury steak. Drink: 2020 - 2026 389221 14% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 88/100. May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bersano Nirvasco Barolo 2014, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy Barolo food pairings: roast leg of lamb, roast duck, venison steak. Drink: 2019 - 2029 713628 13.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Il Molino Di Grace Chianti Classico 2014, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: A juicy Chianti Riserva to go with that favourite meat pasta and rich tomato sauce dish that Nonni made on Sundays. Floral with sweet tobacco notes on the nose, ripe dark fruit, cherry, and dusty herb flavours on the palate. Easy to enjoy. Chianti Classico food pairings: rich tomato and roasted Italian vegetables sauce over penne, beef stuffed tomatoes and peppers, vegetarian lasagne. Drink: 2019 - 2026 382945 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Noble Vines 337 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Lodi, California, United States Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: savoury pot roast, roast boar, rich beef stew. Drink: 2019 - 2025 483321 14% D 750 mL $19.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Arterra Pinot Noir 2017, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A medium-bodied, smooth Niagara Pinot Noir with sweet cherry aromas and flavours. Part of the wine undergoes the appassimento method where grapes are dried before fermentation to add weight, colour and alcohol to the wine. Pair with veal. Drink: 2016 - 2020 13% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 88/100. May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Robin Ridge Winery Gamay 2015, Similkameen, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: An incredibly delicious BC Gamay year after year. It's hard to believe that the alcohol is so high at 15% yet the wine doesn't taste warm in any way. It's elegant and balanced. Aromas of dark cherry and spice with smooth tannins. Pair with veal. Drink: 2016 - 2021 15% D 750 mL $20.00 Score: 91/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castaño Monastrell 2016, Murcia, Spain: A simple, straight-forward Spanish red wine with aromas of dark fruit and oak. Pair with meat lovers' pizza. Drink: 2018 - 2021 635771 13% D 750 mL $10.00 Score: 86/100. May 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Phantom Creek Estates Phantom Creek Vineyard Cuvee 2016, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A superb BC red wine made from the classic Cabernet Sauvignon grape grown on the Black Sage Bench planted in 1996 at 315-330 metres above sea level. The vineyard is just 7 acres and only 13 barrels were produced of this wine. Aromas of dark fruit, smoke, earth, graphite and spice. Decant 1-2 hours and enjoy with a rare steak. Drink: 2018 - 2024 14.5% XD 750 mL Score: 93/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Phantom Creek Estates Becker Vineyard Cuvee 2016, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A beautifully structured, full-bodied BC red wine made from vines planted in 1977. Just 34 barrels produced. Aromas of dark fruit and toasty oak. Pair with prime rib. Drink: 2018 - 2022 14.5% XD 750 mL Score: 90/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tommasi Palanca 2016, Veneto I.G.T., Italy Food pairings: osso Bucco, veal stew, braised lamb ribs. Drink: 2019 - 2028 527077 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Larose-Trintaudon Blend - Meritage 2011, Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux A.C., France Blend - Meritage food pairings: turkey, roast breast of veal, prime rib. Drink: 2018 - 2022 297945 13.7% XD 750 mL $26.95 May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rivera Il Falcone Riserva Castel Del Monte 2013, Puglia D.O.C., Italy Food pairings: lamb cutlets, beef stew, grilled chicken. Drink: 2018 - 2025 177295 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Magondeau 2015, Fronsac, Bordeaux A.C., France Food pairings: roast beef, veal Porterhouse, roast pheasant. Drink: 2019 - 2025 636761 14% D 750 mL $22.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ferngrove Frankland River Cabernet Merlot 2016, Frankland River, Western Australia, Australia Cabernet Merlot food pairings: pork roast, bison burgers, roast turkey. Drink: 2019 - 2023 632638 14.4% XD 750 mL $16.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Saint Hubert 2010, Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France Food pairings: roast chicken, meat lover's pizza, hard cheeses. Drink: 2019 - 2022 647065 13.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gianni Gagliardo Da Batie Nebbiolo 2017, Langhe, Piedmont D.O.C., Italy Nebbiolo food pairings: bison burgers, venison stew, stuffed venison flank. Drink: 2019 - 2028 638320 13.7% XD 750 mL $24.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Prieto Pariente La Provincia 2015, Castilla Y León, Spain Food pairings: meat lover's pizza, tourtière, roast shoulder of lamb. Drink: 2019 - 2021 644872 15.9% XD 750 mL $24.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flat Rock Cellars Gravity Pinot Noir 2015, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: This is another gorgeous Flat Rock Pinot Noir! The Gravity 2015 is even better than the 2014, which itself was terrific. Aromas of ripe black cherry, and a pleasant slightly bitter zing at the back palate for balance, along with racy acidity. The winery uses the gentlest methods to press the grapes and make the wine via a gravity flow system rather than pumping (thus the name gravity on the label). Then the wine was aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. Medium ruby hue with cherry accents, polished tannins, silky smooth texture and medium bodied weight. Gorgeous cherry-berry aromas and flavours on the mid-palate. Then it finishes with black raspberry and vanilla toast. Try it with veal or grilled chicken. Pinot Noir food pairings: duck risotto, planked salmon, roast chicken. Drink: 2018 - 2023 1560 13% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 92/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Foreign Affair Winery Pinot Noir 2013, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, V.Q.A., Canada: Winemakers Len and Marisa Crispino use the traditional Valpolicella method of appassimento which involves drying grapes before pressing to concentrate flavour and body, along with alcohol. They bought land in Niagara in 2000. 20% of the Pinot for this wine was dried for the final blend, which then spent 20 months in French oak. Cherry liqueur, rich plum and baking spice flavours on this PN. Good structure and ripe tannins, pair it with a roast leg of lamb. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled burgers, mushroom and onion risotto, roast chicken. Drink: 2018 - 2024 127332 13.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Tzafona Cellars Cold Climate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Tart blackberry and sour cherry aromas and flavours with lots of acidity on the palate. Medium- to full-bodied. Tzafona in ancient Hebrew means northward, a nod to the cool climate in which the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grow in Niagara. This wine is Kosher and vegan friendly. Pair with brisket or grilled meats. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast chicken, grilled flank steak, roasted root vegetables. Drink: 2018 - 2022 493981 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 87/100. May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Deep Roots Winery Merlot 2016, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A full-bodied, smooth BC red wine made from the Merlot grape. Aromas and flavours of sweet blackberries, dark chocolate and mocha. Pair with Mexican mole. Drink: 2018 - 2022 14% D 750 mL Score: 88/100. May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Momo Pinot Noir 2016, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Momo 2016 is a juicy, smooth, medium-bodied New Zealand Pinot Noir from Marlborough, South Island with ripe cherry fruit, spice and light herb flavours on the palate and silky tannins. The vineyard is bio-grow certified and Momo is made using organic and biodynamic winemaking practices. Momo translates to "Offspring" in the native Maori language. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled lamb chops, mushroom risotto, planked salmon, frittata, coq au vin. Drink: 2018 - 2021 163972 13.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rivera Il Falcone Riserva Castel Del Monte 2012, Puglia D.O.C., Italy: Rivera Il Falcone Riserva Castel Del Monte 2012 is a robust 85% Nero di Troia and 15% Montepulciano wine blend from grapes sourced in the Puglia wine region. Fruit is bright with fresh mulberry, blueberry and fresh sagey herbs and tanned leather on this dry medium-plus-bodied red. Decant for one hour and enjoy now with a meaty pasta dish or cellar for five years. Food pairings: lamb cutlets, beef stew, grilled chicken. Drink: 2018 - 2025 177295 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Gerard Bertrand Naturae Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Languedoc, France: This full-bodied, smooth French red wine is organic with no added sulphites during the winemaking process. Aromas of cassis and blackberries with smoke. Pair with free range beef. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled beef steak, gourmet burgers, rich soups. Drink: 2019 - 2021 644393 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. May 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Matetic Corralillo Syrah 2015, San Antonio Valley D.O., Chile: A savoury, meaty red produced by Vinos y Turismo. A deep, full-bodied Syrah with layers of ripe blackberry, blueberry and flinty flavours on the palate. Finishes long with fine tannins. Enjoy now with a rare rib roast. Syrah food pairings: roast leg of lamb, BBQ ribs, roast chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2024 146407 14% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 91/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Terre Natuzzi Rosso, Tuscany I.G.T., Italy Food pairings: eggplant Parmesan, vegetarian lasagne, Margherita pizza. Drink: 2019 - 2024 644849 12.6% D 750 mL $13.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Manos Negras Atrevida Malbec 2016, Mendoza, Argentina: Always a joy to drink, rich, dark, full-bodied Malbec that goes well with burgers from the grill as it would a roast beef. Ripe blackberries, dark cherry and plums finishing with soft spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are smooth on this easy to enjoy juicy red from the Mendoza. Malbec food pairings: lamb cutlets, barbequed beef ribs, prime rib. Drink: 2019 - 2024 494518 13.9% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 89/100. May 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Palacios Remondo La Vendimia 2017, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Wonderful nose of ripe red berries cedar box and dark plum on this Tempranillo and Grenache red wine blend produced from organically grown grape, rich and juicy with savoury herb and spice flavours on the palate. Enjoy now with grilled meats. Food pairings: leg of lamb, cheese, venison stew, hearty lasagne. Drink: 2019 - 2025 674564 14.5% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kew Vineyards Barrel Aged Gamay Noir 2016, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A, Canada: Aromatic, smoky Gamay with ripe red plum, raspberry, red berry and fresh cherry flavours on the palate. Vibrant acidity for food. Pair with a duck confit or roast turkey. This winery is housed in a historic 160-year-old home in Niagara. Gamay Noir food pairings: baked ham with cherry coulis, roast duck, roast chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2024 515270 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Faust Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Napa Valley, California, United States: Faust 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with some Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot added. The blended wine was, aged for over a year and a half in 30% new French oak barrels. This is the magnum-size of this full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with wine grapes mostly sourced from the Coombsville estate vineyard with ripe blackberries, black currants, underbrush, earthy blue florals and wild herb flavours on the palate. Tannins are grippy and there is great acidity for food. Drink or hold in cellar for about 10 years. Pair a grilled Tomahawk steak. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pork roast, vegetarian stew, slow-roasted beef long ribs. Drink: 2019 - 2030 377242 14% XD 1500 mL $139.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pickett Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Napa Valley, California, United States Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: BBQ pork ribs, grilled lamb chops, slow-braised brisket. Drink: 2019 - 2026 548297 15.3% XD 750 mL $97.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Zonte's Footstep Chocolate Factory Shiraz 2016, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Zonte's Footstep Chocolate Factory is a juicy 100% Shiraz with savoury, meaty, fleshy ripe blackberry and ripe dark fruit flavours on the palate. Weighty and rich on the palate with a lingering spicy finish. Enjoy now and for the next five years. Pair with a roast leg of lamb. Shiraz food pairings: rosemary lamb, kangaroo tenderloin, roast pheasant. Drink: 2019 - 2027 396481 14.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 91/100. May 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Clos Bel-Air 2016, Montagne-Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France Food pairings: grilled lamb chops, veal Porterhouse, roast chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2022 633040 13.5% D 750 mL $22.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cloudlift Halcyon Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Columbia Valley, Washington, United States Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled ribeye steak, lamb tangine, veal Marsala. Drink: 2019 - 2023 633933 14.6% XD 750 mL $34.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Camigliano Brunello Di Montalcino 2013, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: The 2013 vintage Brunello di Montalcino is complex, full-bodied yet elegant. Aromas of dark fruit, smoke and anise. Made from Sangiovese grape, this robust Italian red wine offers a richly textured wine, despite the cooler vintage of 2013. Lots of cellar potential. Pair with wild game. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: rosemary lamb, New York striploin steak, roast pheasant. Drink: 2020 - 2028 941757 13% XD 750 mL $60.95 Score: 93/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Calem Curva Tinto 2016, Douro D.O., Portugal Food pairings: meat lover's pizza, tourtière, roast shoulder of lamb. Drink: 2019 - 2024 631499 13.3% XD 750 mL $15.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Roche Cairanne 2015, Côtes Du Rhône-Villages, Rhône A.P., France: Deep violet in the glass and delicious with a juicy red blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah mostly aged in concrete tank with a small portion blended in oak barrel. Loads of ripe black cherry, dark berry, spicy, peppery flavours on this full-bodied red with fine velvety tannins. Enjoy now and for the next five years. Food pairings: roast leg of lamb, prime rib, venison tenderloin. Drink: 2019 - 2023 283184 14% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 91/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Bean Coffee Pinotage 2017, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: From the Mooiplaas Estate, The Coffee Bean is a coffee-espresso Pinotage. Delicious and smooth. Pinotage was originally created by crossing Pinot Noir and Cinsault grapes. Juicy red fruits combined with fine espresso and smoky, toasty oak flavours. Smooth with fine tannins. Pair with coffee-rubbed grilled beef ribs. Pinotage food pairings: roast leg of lamb, grilled chicken, venison steak. Drink: 2019 - 2024 251165 14% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marquis de Mons 2014, Margaux, Bordeaux A.C., France Food pairings: grilled game sausage, roast goose, bison burgers. Drink: 2019 - 2024 633073 14% XD 750 mL $39.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Legua El Transformador Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Cigales, Castilla Y León D.O., Spain Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: leg of lamb, pasta with tomato sauce, venison, beef daube, polenta dishes. Drink: 2019 - 2024 645812 13.5% D 750 mL $18.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rocca delle Macìe Campo Maccione Morellino di Scansano 2017, Morellino Di Scansano, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy Food pairings: osso Bucco, spaghetti Bolognese, braised lamb ribs. Drink: 2019 - 2024 969428 13% XD 750 mL $17.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Georges Duboeuf Domaine Mont Chavy 2016, Morgon, Beaujolais A.C., France: A beautiful, medium-plus-bodied, Old Morgon Beaujolais made from 100% Gamay Noir. Rich raspberry, red plum, earthy violets, vanilla and flinty flavours on the palate. Tannins are present but manageable. Enjoy now with a roast chicken. Food pairings: gourmet burgers, grilled game sausages, vegetarian pizza. Drink: 2019 - 2021 276477 12.8% D 750 mL $20.95 Score: 91/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Argyle Pinot Noir 2016, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: I love this lush, juicy, velvety Pinot Noir produced by Argyle from the Willamette Valley, Oregon. So very good with fleshy cherry flavour, raspberry, dried herbs, pepper spice flavours and a zesty finish. An elegant Pinot Noir with good acidity for food. Chill slightly and enjoy on its own or pair with a mushroom and wild leek risotto. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast leg of lamb, lamb tangine, lamb stew. Drink: 2019 - 2024 909499 13.9% D 750 mL $34.95 Score: 91/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

L'Oca Ciuca Chianti 2016, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy Chianti food pairings: spaghetti and meatballs, veal Parmesan, grilled chicken breaks in marinara sauce. Drink: 2019 - 2024 645788 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lagar de Robla Premium 2012, Castilla Y León, Spain Food pairings: osso Bucco, spaghetti Bolognese, braised lamb ribs. Drink: 2019 - 2024 439729 14% XD 750 mL $14.85 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Primus Carmenère 2017, Apalta, Colchagua Valley, Chile: A juicy and well-priced medium-plus-bodied Carmenère produced by Alto de Casablanca from the Colchagua Valley. Nicely balanced and layered with black currant, chocolate, minty and garrigue herb flavours on the palate finishing long and refreshing. The Caménère grapes for this wine enjoy a warm southern exposure along the Tinguiririca River. Pair with smoked meats, game and strong cheeses. Carmenère food pairings: wine-braised beef, turkey with gravy, chorizo tacos, bean fajitas. Drink: 2019 - 2024 439356 14% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. May 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masi Grandarella Refosco 2014, Veneto I.G.T., Italy: A full-bodied red wine produced in appassimento style with Refosco grapes. Lovely, plushy dried red berry, earthy, and savoury spice flavours on this robust red. Pair with grilled meats. Refosco food pairings: rich meat-based or baked pasta dishes, blackened leg of lamb, strong cheese, mushroom risotto with plenty of Parmigiano-Reggiano. Drink: 2019 - 2024 606921 14.5% D 750 mL $28.95 Score: 92/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Carmen Gran Reserva Carmenère 2017, El Peñasco Vineyard, Apalta, Colchagua Valley D.O., Chile: Carmen Gran Reserva is a classic Chilean Carmenère from the El Peñasco Vineyard, Apalta in the Colchagua Valley. Dark ruby in the glass, intense cherry, sweet tobacco and dark chocolate aromas with dark cherry, sweet cake spice and dark chocolate on the plate. Delicious. Pair with a grilled prime rib. Carmenère food pairings: lamb, pasta, venison, char-grilled burgers, tamarind-marinated steaks. Drink: 2019 - 2024 439166 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 92/100. May 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Badine de la Patache 2014, Pomerol, Bordeaux A.C., France Food pairings: venison tenderloin, roast boar, bison burgers. Drink: 2020 - 2026 647073 13% XD 750 mL $53.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vieni Founder's Blend Reserve 2016, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada Food pairings: roast duck, veal chops, grilled sausages. Drink: 2019 - 2023 646513 13.1% D 750 mL $15.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Pardon Cuvée De l'Ermitage 2017, Beaujolais-Villages, Beaujolais A.C., France Food pairings: roast chicken, turkey, tourtière. Drink: 2019 - 2024 649582 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château La Garde 2015, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux A.C., France: An excellent medium-plus-bodied, juicy Bordeaux, but young. Needs serious cellar time to sooth out and come together. Deep violet in the glass, fresh blackberry, savoury spice and cocoa on the nose, grippy on the palate. Château La Garde 2015 would benefit with a couple of years in cellar to begin to show its best. This is the flagship wine of this house, and it declassifies 50% of production to maintain incredibly high standards vintage after vintage. The vines are planted in all the proto-typical Bordeaux soils: gravel, clay and limestone. The current owners purchased this chateau in 1990. Food pairings: rare grilled steak, game roasts, hard cheeses. Drink: 2022 - 2026 682617 12.5% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 92/100. May 2019. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château d'Aydie Odé d'Aydie Madrian 2015, Madiran, Southwest A.P., France: Excellent now, but better in a couple of years. Lovely dark, but tannic, full-bodied and pure Tannat red from Madiran in Southwest France. Layers of rich dark fruit, savoury spice and herbs on the palate. Pair with grilled meats. Food pairings: rich lamb, beef stroganoff, barbecued ribs, fruit chutneys, cassoulet, steak fajitas. Drink: 2022 - 2028 717900 13.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 89/100. May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bonterra Cabernet Sauvignon, California, United States: Focussed, classic Cabernet Sauvignon from Bonterra with juicy blackberry, cassis, mocha, savoury herb and toasty oak flavours on the palate. Decant for two hours if pouring now. Great cellaring candidate for the next three years. The winemaker is Jeff Cichocki. Bonterra has been producing organic wine for 20-plus years. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled steak, bison burgers, roast pork. Drink: 2019 - 2024 342428 13.8% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. May 2019. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

CedarCreek Estate Winery CedarCreek Pinot Noir Rosé 2018, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely BC rose made from Pinot Noir. Aromas of small field berries and strawberries. Mouth-watering and refreshing. Pair with roast chicken. Pinot Noir Rosé food pairings: a charcuterie board. Drink: 2019 - 2021 157412 13% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Rosé 2018, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A superb Niagara rose, particularly for this price point. A blend of Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Zweigelt grapes. The juice had 24 hours of skin contact. Aromas of strawberry, watermelon and pineapple. Mouth-watering and refreshing. Pair with roast chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2021 613471 12% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. May 2019. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Kew Vineyards Sparkling Riesling 2017, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada Sparkling Riesling food pairings: seafood canapes, sushi, sashimi, quiche. Drink: 2019 - 2022 645309 11.2% XD 750 mL $19.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Emiliana Sparkling, Casablanca Valley, Chile D.O., Chile Sparkling food pairings: smoked fish, fresh steamed mussels and clams, grilled prawns. Drink: 2019 - 2022 536607 12.5% XD 750 mL $19.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Caballo Loco Grand Cru Brut Nature Sparkling 2014, Bío Bío Valley, Chile Sparkling food pairings: brunch dishes, onion tarte, crab cakes, fish tacos. Drink: 2019 - 2025 635516 12.8% XD 750 mL $44.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Duca Catemario Collezione Privata Prosecco 2017, Italy Prosecco food pairings: crab cakes, green salads topped with feta cheese, fish tacos. Drink: 2019 - 2020 632216 11% M 750 mL $19.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cave de Hoen Mausberg Brut Crémant d'Alsace Blanc De Blancs, Alsace A.C., France: Toasty and refreshing with an expensive looking label which is always a plus at fancy get-togethers where you don’t want to blow the budget but serve good stuff. White peach and melon and baked bread. The Alsace wine region is right next to Champagne, so it shares many similarities in climate and soil, and thus style. Pair with sushi and shellfish. Crémant D'alsace Blanc De Blancs food pairings: sushi, fried chicken, turkey, grilled halibut. Drink: 2017 - 2020 171785 12.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Westcott Vineyards Violette Sparkling 2017, Vinemount Ridge, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A crisp, fresh Niagara sparkling wine. Terrific quality, especially at this price. Aromas of freshly baked bread, golden apples and brioche. Pair with oysters. Food pairings: oysters Rockefeller, mussels Portuguese, grilled shellfish. Drink: 2019 - 2022 438200 12.5% XD 750 mL $25.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lombardi Axiome Champagne, Champagne A.C., France Champagne food pairings: grilled chicken, oysters on the half shell with strawberry mignonette, seafood canapes. Drink: 2019 - 2023 624817 12.2% M 750 mL $49.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Pg Zaumau Tempranillo Blanco 2017, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain Tempranillo Blanco food pairings: fish tacos, crab cakes, grilled shellfish. Drink: 2019 - 2022 628867 12.9% XD 750 mL $18.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Ema Amplus Chardonnay 2017, Leyda Valley D.O., Chile Chardonnay food pairings: grilled pork chops, roast chicken, sautéed Dover sole. Drink: 2019 - 2020 638437 13.7% XD 750 mL $21.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Les Hauts De Lagarde Blanc 2018, Bordeaux A.C., France: Love this white Meritage blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon produced from organically-grown grapes and vinified in stainless steel to preserve delicate fruit and floral flavours. Ripe melon, citrus curd, ripe apple, pear and a lingering fresh grass and herb finish on this vibrant white blend and a perfect pairing to grilled salmon dishes. Food pairings: oysters Rockefeller, poached salmon in white wine sauce, grilled shrimp. Drink: 2019 - 2022 387787 12.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. May 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

L'avenir Far & Near Chenin Blanc 2018, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa Chenin Blanc food pairings: grilled salmon, chicken, crab cakes, green salads topped with grilled prawns. Drink: 2019 - 2023 556365 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Far Niente Chardonnay 2017, Napa Valley, California, United States: A limited-production Chardonnay with wine grapes sourced from volcanic and gravelly loam soils in the Coombsville AVA. Smoky with white florals and mineral notes aromas, lush, ripe and creamy tropical fruit, citrus and toasty oak flavours on the palate. So rich with terrific balance and poise. Nicole Marchesi is the winemaker for this Chardonnay from a cool-climate AVA moderated by fogs that roll in from the San Pablo Bay, and on average can be as much as ten degrees cooler than surrounding areas. Chardonnay food pairings: steamed mussels, lemon-herbed chicken, pan-fried trout. Drink: 2019 - 2024 539130 14.2% XD 750 mL $99.95 Score: 93/100. May 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Kechris Kechribari Retsina, Greece Retsina food pairings: calamari, dolmades, Taramasalata. Drink: 2019 - 2020 581942 11.5% XD 500 mL $8.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Abbotts & Delaunay Les Fleurs Sauvages Viognier 2017, Languedoc I.G.P., France: A lovely, aromatic southern French white wine made from the Viognier grape. Notes of white florals and fresh peach. Pair with mild to medium curries and spices. This wine won a Bronze medal at the prestigious 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards. Viognier food pairings: fish tacos, crab cakes, pan-fried panfish. Drink: 2019 - 2022 646794 13.6% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. May 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Seresin Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand, New Zealand: Seresin's 2016 is a juicy, mouth-watering, medium-bodied white wine blend of 95% Sauvignon Blanc with the balance in Semillon fermented and aged in previous-use French oak to add finesse and structure to the wine. Lovely citrusy flavours with green leafy notes on a silky smooth palate. Chill and enjoy now with all of its freshness. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: seafood, Asian chicken salad, rosemary-stuffed pork tenderloin, turkey. Drink: 2019 - 2020 735043 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 92/100. May 2019. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château De Rochemorin Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux A.C., France Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: herb rubbed chicken, seafood, shellfish. Drink: 2019 - 2025 91371 12.8% XD 750 mL $31.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Glenelly Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2016, Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, turkey, corn on the cob, grilled pork chops. Drink: 2019 - 2024 382200 13% XD 750 mL $18.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Maison Roche De Bellene Chardonnay 2016, Burgundy A.C., France Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, quail stuffed with chanterelle mushrooms, grilled veal chops. Drink: 2019 - 2021 299867 13% XD 750 mL $23.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flat Rock Good Kharma Chardonnay 2016, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, V.Q.A., Canada: A medium-bodied Niagara white wine made from the Chardonnay grape. Aromas of green apple and smoke. A percentage of sales are donated to the Ontario Association of Food Banks. Pair with seafood. Chardonnay food pairings: grilled corn on the cob, grilled chicken, salads, fish tacos. Drink: 2018 - 2020 356873 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. May 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Flat Rock Riesling, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: The Riesling wine grapes for Flat Rock Cellars Riesling were sourced from the Twenty Mile Bench on the Niagara Escarpment. Lovely florals, off-dry with peachy, fresh apple, pronounced mineral and lime citrus flavours on this zesty white from a well-known producer. Pair with schnitzels, charcuterie and medium-bodied cheeses. Riesling food pairings: herb rubbed chicken, seafood, shellfish. Drink: 2019 - 2022 43281 11% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 91/100. May 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Frogpond Farm Chardonnay 2017, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, turkey, corn on the cob. Drink: 2019 - 2022 203547 12.2% XD 750 mL $16.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bonterra Chardonnay, Mendocino County, California, United States: Smooth, creamy with ripe tropical fruit, toffee caramel flavours on the palate, buttery mouthfeel matched with vibrant acidity. I love this Chardonnay from Bonterra. Balanced and tasty with a lingering smoky and nutty finish. Pair with fresh steamed lobster in a drawn butter. Right! Chardonnay food pairings: scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, grilled seafood, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2022 342436 14% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Boyar Quantum Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Thracian Valley, Thracian, Bulgaria Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: grilled whitefish, sautéed scallops, crab cakes, fish tacos. Drink: 2019 - 2022 647412 12.8% D 750 mL $14.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Trucha Albariño 2017, Rías Baixas D.O., Spain Albariño food pairings: grilled sardines, calamari, steamed mussels and clams. Drink: 2019 - 2020 629485 13.3% D 750 mL $29.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Yalumba Viognier 2017, South Australia, Australia: Pale with green flecks in the glass, so floral on the nose with jasmine, ripe stone fruit and honey aromas. On the palate, this Viognier is dry, creamy, rich with honeyed stone fruit, toasty almond and sweet cake spice flavours. Delish! Vegan and vegetarian-friendly. Viognier food pairings: Moroccan couscous; grilled pork chops with mango chutney, pork tenderloin en croute. Drink: 2019 - 2022 288217 14.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. May 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ca' Marcanda Vistamare 2017, Tuscany I.G.P., Italy Food pairings: grilled shrimp, pan-fried panfish, grilled calamari. Drink: 2019 - 2021 628479 14% XD 750 mL $68.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henri Bourgeois Petit Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc 2017, France: Love this bone-dry, and crisp Sauvignon Blanc from the Val de Loire wine region. Fresh and zesty on the palate with asparagus, fresh herb and lime zest and clean mineral flavours. Chill and enjoy now. Pair with quiche, onion tarte and salads. The Bourgeois Family have been making wine in the Loire Valley for over 10 generations. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: grilled seafood, vegetarian pâté, goat cheese. Drink: 2019 - 2020 672345 12% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. May 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jean Geiler Pinot Gris 2016, Alsace A.C., France: Nicely done Pinot Grist with peachy, apricot, honey, flinty dry white from the Alsace wine region. Fresh with a light spritz and good acidity to pair with sushi, sashimi and grilled seafood dishes. The 2016 vintage was awarded Gold at the 2017 Grand Concours des Vins d'Alsace. Pinot Gris food pairings: grilled shrimp, pan-fried panfish, grilled chicken. Drink: 2019 - 2020 315119 13% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. May 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ramey Chardonnay 2014, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, United States Chardonnay food pairings: grilled herbed chicken, sautéed trout, fish tacos. Drink: 2019 - 2022 613786 14.5% XD 750 mL $51.00 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Calling Dutton Ranch Chardonnay 2016, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, turkey, halibut, grilled shrimp. Drink: 2019 - 2022 613729 14.3% XD 750 mL $45.00 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Joseph Mellot La Chatellenie Sancerre 2017, Burgundy A.C., France: Mouth-watering acidity on this incredibly balanced Sancerre with green apple crunch, gooseberry, vivid citrus and flinty mineral flavours on the palate. Pair with oysters Rockefeller, shrimp on toast and grilled, lemon-herbed chicken breasts. The Joseph Mellot family estate has been making wine in the Loire Valley since 1513. Sancerre food pairings: seafood chowder, Coquilles St. Jacques, Alfredo seafood. Drink: 2019 - 2023 525154 12.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 87/100. May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

El Enemigo Chardonnay 2016, Mendoza, Argentina Chardonnay food pairings: sautéed pork tenderloin, grilled chicken, grilled shellfish. Drink: 2019 - 2020 482984 14.3% XD 750 mL $29.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wittmann 100 Hills Trocken Riesling 2017, Rheinhessen Qualitätswein, Germany Riesling food pairings: pork cutlets with applesauce, onion tarte, mild curries. Drink: 2019 - 2024 645176 12% M 750 mL $17.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Corte Giacobbe Pinot Grigio 2017, Veneto D.O.C., Italy Pinot Grigio food pairings: grilled shrimp, pan-fried panfish, grilled calamari. Drink: 2019 - 2021 672401 12.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Anselmi Capitel Croce 2015, Veneto I.G.P., Italy Food pairings: green salads, brie, camembert, quiche, brunch dishes. Drink: 2019 - 2020 966655 13% D 750 mL $26.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Louis Jadot Chablis 2016, Burgundy A.C., France: From Maison Louis Jadot, an Old World, unoaked Burgundian Chardonnay from the northern region of Chablis with green apple crunch, fresh pear, lemon curd and briny mineral flavours on the palate. Lean, racy and mouth-watering. Chill and enjoy with pan-fried trout, asparagus, artichoke and goat cheese quiches. Chablis food pairings: grilled, herbed chicken, grilled seafood, salads. Drink: 2019 - 2021 468751 12.5% XD 750 mL $31.95 Score: 88/100. May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jean Perrier & Fils Cuvée Gastronomie Roussette de Savoie 2017, Midi A.P., France Food pairings: grilled shrimp, pan-fried panfish, grilled calamari. Drink: 2019 - 2021 254375 11.8% XD 750 mL $21.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paul Mas Estate Viognier 2017, Midi I.G.P., France: From Paul Mas Estate this 100% Viognier is fresh spring florals on the nose, spicy with ripe peach, lemon curd, sweet spice and clean mineral flavours on the palate. Easy to enjoy and a perfect pairing to roast chicken. Wine grapes are sourced from Nicole Estate in the Pézenas commune of southern France. Viognier food pairings: grilled pork, chicken, roast pork tenderloin with apricot puree. Drink: 2019 - 2022 370098 13.5% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. May 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

S. Cristina Massoni Lugana 2017, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: A great aperitif wine produced by the well-known Zenato. This zesty northern Italian white wine is made from 100% Trebbiano di Lugana (aka Verdicchio) grapes grown on vines planted along the southern shores of Lake Garda. Look for fresh floral and light herb aromas on the nose, zesty fresh pear, green herb and minty flavours on the palate. Chill and enjoy now with grilled seafood dishes. Food pairings: grilled sardines, calamari, steamed mussels. Drink: 2019 - 2021 200097 12.5% XD 750 mL $23.95 Score: 88/100. May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Julia Torrontés 2018, Mendoza, Argentina, Argentina: Santa Julia's Torrontes is always a crowd-pleaser. Perfect for grilled fish and shellfish dishes from the BBQ. So fragrant on the nose with spring florals, it's a summer wine for sure with its ripe stone fruit, soft orange, citrus zest and zesty on the palate. Pair with fresh steamed shrimp, butternut squash pasta. The Santa Julia Winery was the first in Mendoza to earn Fair for Life certification ensuring Fair trade practices and the protection of workers' Human Rights. Torrontés food pairings: sushi, Thai noodles in a light lemongrass sauce, crab cakes. Drink: 2019 - 2021 232694 13% XD 750 mL $13.95 Score: 89/100. May 2019. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lamoreaux Landing Riesling 2016, Finger Lakes, New York, United States Riesling food pairings: pork cutlets with applesauce, onion tarte, mild curries. Drink: 2019 - 2021 633750 12.6% D 750 mL $27.95 May 2019. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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