Category Archives: Wines $20 to $30

Christmas Wine Essentials

ShareThe LCBO has over 100 wines that they stock all the time in the vintage section.  I have chosen a few for your holiday entertaining.  You will find them somewhere. Terra D’aligi Tatone Montepulciano D’abruzzo 2008, Doc, Italy. $15.95 (994616) A nice … Continue reading

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4 Tasty Grey Cup Wines

ShareDescendientes De J. Palacios Pétalos 2010, Do Bierzo, Spain.  $23.95 (675207) Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of meeting and tasting with the artistic maker of these wines, Alvaro Palacios.  His vibrant personality is contagious and his wines exude his raw … Continue reading

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Some French Wines to Dance With

ShareSimonnet Febvre Chablis 2010, Ac, Burgundy France, $19.95 (41780) Here we are now, entertain us.  A nice steely sipping Chardonnay from France here.  Like a high school dance.  Its clean, fresh, lighthearted and smells like teen spirit.  ”With the lights out, … Continue reading

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Warm Weather Cool Down Wines

ShareDe Bortoli Windy Peak Pinot Noir 2010, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia $17.95 (48587) This is a great light summer sipper from a very established producer Down Under.   A great deal too.  Like the Beatles eating Chinese food with a little help … Continue reading

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Pinot-tastic Vino

ShareRodney Strong Estate Pinot Noir 2009, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, USA, $21.95 on sale! (954834) A perfect burger and summer salad wine.  Serve well chilled.  Like listening to some Warrant while watching the Euro Cup (who doesn’t do that!). … Continue reading

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Red Rioja and Greasy Rose

ShareHeredad De Baroja Gran Reserva 2001, Doca Rioja, Spain $21.95 (276113) Oh me oh my.  12 year old beauty Rioja here.  Like Hugh Hefner BBQing Portobello’s at the mansion.  It mature, smells like cooked mushrooms and popped cherries, and its silky smooth … Continue reading

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Sweet Sauvignon Blanc and Fruit Filled Valpolicella

ShareSeresin Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Marlborough, South Island, $21.95 (735043) Get a box full of this Sauvignon Blanc from the Kiwi’s.  Great nose of sweetness and wet stone, followed by a generous mouth watering acidity.     Throw on some Dave Matthews, chill … Continue reading

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Your Tongue Will Thank You For These Wines

ShareCoto De Imaz Reserva 2005, Doca Rioja, Spain $19.95 (23762) A real beauty from Spain for a buen precio.  In 2005 the tune “Drop it Like its Hot” was popular with the hip kids.  Like Snoop Dog in a sauna eating some … Continue reading

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Meaty wines

ShareTaurino Salice Salentino Riserva 2008, Dop, Puglia, Italy $14.95 (177527) Buy 6 of these.  Amazing deep and smooth Italian red here.  Like Meat Loaf at the Tea Emporium eating a pastrami sandwich.  Its big, kinda ugly, and smells like fresh … Continue reading

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Family Day Tipples

ShareI’m on top of things this weekend.  Found an LCBO that puts the Saturday release on their shelves on thursday night!  SA LCBO. Mount Riley Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand, $16.95 (981670) Every time I read the word Mount, … Continue reading

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