Paxton AAA Shiraz Grenache 2017

Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia

From the McLaren Vale wine region, this is a juicy, medium-bodied 60% Shiraz and 40% Grenache red wine blend produced from biodynamically grown grapes, vinified separately in open or closed vessels and matured in previous use oak barrels for one year prior to the final blending.

Alcohol: 14%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2019-2033

Plush Pork Wine

Price: $19.95
Score: 89/100
LCBO: 149898


Ondarre Reserva 2015

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain

Wow. This is a big, smoky, toasty Rioja red blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha and 5% Mazuelo wine grapes aged in American and French oak barrels. Dark berries, cherries with dried sweet tobacco leaf, dark spices, chocolate and smoky vanilla flavours on the palate. Tannins are firm. Ondarre is located in the town of Viana, about eight kilometres from Logroño, it is part of Bodegas Olarra Group founded in 1973 and has since been known as the Cathedral of La Rioja.

Alcohol: 12.8%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2020-2024

Complete Cheese Pizza Wine

Price: $19.95
Score: 88/100
LCBO:  723452


2027 Cellars Wismer Vineyard Fox Croft Block Chardonnay 2017

Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Wow. Just buy this Chardonnay from 2027 Cellars. At $23 Wismer Vineyard Fox Croft Block is incredible value showing beautifully ripe red apple, pear, sweet spice, lemon pie flavours on the palate. Weighty, rich on the palate but with balanced acidity and a flinty, creamy finish. Just plain good.

Alcohol: 12.8%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2019-2023

Sensational Shellfish Wine

Price: $22.95
Score: 88/100
LCBO:  421362


Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling 2018

Columbia Valley, Washington, United States

From Chateau Ste. Michelle, a great value Riesling under $20. Floral with lemon-lime citrus aromas on the nose. Off-dry, medium-bodied and mouth-watering with citrus, flinty and bitter almond flavours on the palate. Chill and enjoy with mild curries and spicy crab cakes.

Alcohol: 12%
Sweetness: Medium
Drink: 2020-2021

Calm Curry Wine

Price: $16.95
Score: 92/100
LCBO:  685651


Château des Charmes Vidal Icewine

Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Lovely aromas of apricot jam, peach preserves and honey on the nose and palate of this Niagara dessert wine. Pair with crème brûlée.

Alcohol: 9%
Sweetness: Sweet
Drink: 2014-2020

Divine Dessert Wine

Price: $26.95
Score: 92/100
LCBO:  565861