OTTAWA -- Terra d'Aligi Tatone Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2016
Abruzzo D.O.C., Italy

A beautiful Montepulciano D'abruzzo vibrant with grippy tannins. Full-bodied and earthy with layers of ripe red berry, dark berry fruit, dark chocolate flavours with a lingering smoky and spicy finish. The wine was aged 24 months in Slavonian oak barrels. The wine was first produced in 1997, by Carlo and Adriano Spinelli. Tatone is the local word for "grandfather," and the name given to the wine because it reflected the strength and authority of their grandfather. Pair with bison burgers.

Alcohol:  14%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink:  2020-2024
Perfect Pasta and Tomato Sauce Wine
Price: $16.95
Score: 87/100
LCBO:  994616

Inniskillin Niagara Estate Pinot Noir 2019
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario VQA, Canada

Cranberry juicy on the nose and palate. Could there be a better wine for Thanksgiving turkey? Medium-bodied and smooth with lots of racy acidity. Great value.

Alcohol:  12.2%
Sweetness: Dry
Drink:  2020-2024
Terrific Turkey Wine
Price: $13.95
Score: 89/100
LCBO:  261099

Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier Dom Off-Dry Riesling 2016
Mosel Qualitätswein, Germany

A lovely off-dry German Riesling with zesty balancing acidity. Aromas of lime and lemongrass with clementine. Perfect for seafood.

Alcohol:  11%
Sweetness: Medium
Drink:  2020-2024
Calm Curry Wine
Price: $19.95
Score: 91/100
LCBO: 15293

Tegernseerhof Grüner Veltliner 2017
Durnstein Wachau D.A.C., Austria

A superb Austrian white wine made from the country's classic Gruner Veltliner grape. Aromas of white pepper, lemongrass and lime zest. Ultra refreshing. Racy acidity for seafood and shellfish. Simply summer in a glass.

Alcohol:  13%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink:  2020-2022
Venerated Vegetarian Wine 
Score: 94/100
LCBO:  14229

Joseph Cattin Brut Rosé Crémant D'alsace
Alsace A.C., France

A refreshing, come-alive Crémant with great displays of white pear and green apple crispness. This is an amazing price for this sparkling wine. In 2010, this bubbly won a gold medal at the prestigious competition, Concours des Vins d’Alsace. Great aperitif.

Alcohol:  12%
Sweetness: Dry
Drink:  2020-2022
Sensational Shellfish Wine
Price: $19.95
Score: 89/100
LCBO: 264572