Principessa Gavia Gavi Vigne Regali 2013   

Piedmont D.O.C., Italy

Pure lemon sunshine in this zesty Italian white wine from Vigne Regali (Gavi)! Clean, crisp and refreshing with terrific mouth-watering acidity for seafood and salads. Medium-bodied layers of pleasure in this DOCG wine. This would also be a great aperitif. Finishes crisply with notes of chives and lemon.

Alcohol: 12%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Drink: 2014-2017

Splendid Salad Wine   

Price: $19.95

Score: 90/100

LCBO:  250696


Quady Essensia Orange Muscat 2012   

California, United States

Clementine bite, sharp and soft at the same time in this gorgeous dessert wine. Quady is one of California's best-known and most respected dessert wine producers. The Quady Essencia was first produced in 1980. 

Alcohol: 15%

Sweetness: Sweet

Drink: 2012-2018

Divine Dessert Wine   

Price: $14.95

Score: 88/100

LCBO:  299552


Freemark Abbey Chardonnay 2013   

Napa Valley, California, United States

Full-throttle Californian Chardonnay from the heart of Napa Valley. This is such a well-known (and respected) winery. Aromas of toasty oak, pear and smoke. There's no secondary (malolactic) fermentation to preserve the fresh acidity which is nicely balancing. Primary fermentation took place in a combination of stainless steel and French oak barrels to lend creaminess. Only about 15% new French oak, the rest is second use to not add too much oak flavour. 

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Drink: 2014-2018

Charming Grilled Chicken Wine   

Price: $27.95

Score: 90/100

LCBO:  361949


Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2011   

Coonawarra, South Australia

Full-bodied Australian red wine with classic Cabernet aromas of cassis, blackcurrant and blackberry. Surprisingly elegant for a New World cab. Like it lots! This wine is aged for 22 months in French and American oak and offers a toasty finish. Nicely balanced oak with the fruit and character of the wine. Pair with brisket. Highly recommended.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Drink: 2014-2018

Best Beef Wine   

Price: $29.95

Score: 93/100

LCBO:  590471


Château Blaignan 2010   

Médoc, Bordeaux A.C., France

Lots of attractive toasty oak and smoke on the nose of this robust, rustic red wine. This Cabernet blend from Bordeaux is well-priced. It gets a bit thinner on the palate than the nose would lead you to believe but is nonetheless good value.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry 

Drink: 2015-2019

Heavenly Hamburger Wine   

Price: $23.95

Score: 89/100

LCBO:  400606