Category Archives: Wines under $20

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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I Gotta Good Feeling About These Wines.

ShareValle Reale Montepulciano D’abruzzo 2007, Doc Abruzzo, Italy $17.95 (216408) The region of Montepulciano D’abruzzo lies due east of Rome where the main grape is Montepulciano.  Not to be confused with the Tuscan region Vino Nobile di Montepulciano which is a wine … 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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Super Bowl Hangover Wines

ShareThese are 2 wines that you really should buy. Finca Nueva Reserva 2004, Doca Rioja, Spain. $19.95 (268425) This is a Giant of a wine that is Super good.  Like Madonna’s half time show.  Its old, carefully crafted,  has a lot of … Continue reading

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Budget wines for 2012

ShareTrivento Amado Sur Malbec/Bonarda/Syrah 2009, Mendozo, Argentina $15.00 (37036) Here is this years first great value.  A delicious Malbec blend that is perfectly priced for that Tuesday night tipple.  You’ll be like Pooh bear on a pot of honey.  It’s nice and … Continue reading

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Wines Perfect for Gifting

ShareChâteau Des Charmes Old Vines Riesling 2008, VQA Niagara On The Lake, $16.95 (277228) For the girlfriend.  She’s bright, fresh, and juicy.  So is this wine.  Wrap it up with Adele’s CD and hope she is 1 of 100 people … Continue reading

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2 Great Red Wines From Bargain Regions

ShareCave De Roquebrun La Grange Des Combes Saint Chinian Roquebrun 2009, Ac Languedoc Roussillon (Midi), France, $16.95 (155804) Great Frenchie.  Kyrie Eleison, this wine reminds me of grade 8.  It smells like a blended up mash of berries and dried herbs … Continue reading

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Red Wines That’ll Make You Sing.

ShareRuffino Modus 2007, Igt Toscana Blend, Tuscany Italy $28.95 (912956) Modus is a super seductive blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot.  Like a greasy breakfast sandwich in the hands of an unshaven, hat wearing gangster.   It smells like smokey jacket, dirty … Continue reading

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Zippy Italian and Leathery Argentinean

ShareVolpaia Chianti Classico 2008, Tuscany, Italy $21.95 (953828) Very nice Chianti here.  Get on it.  Made from cooler vineyards up on the hills of Tuscany.  Its like Adele singing your favorite song on the piano.  It looks pretty good, has some great … Continue reading

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Ontario Gem and Marlborough Classic

ShareMount Riley Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand $15.95 (981670) The New Zealand Marlborough region makes some classic tasting Sauv Blancs.  This smells like grass, gooseberry and grapefruit and has mouth watering acidity that keeps you wanting more. Just like … Continue reading

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