Trapiche Extravaganza 2013


Rich and full-bodied with lots of mocha, dark chocolate and vanilla spice on the nose from generous oak aging. A mouth-filling wine with layers of fleshy black fruit flavour on the palate. This is a blend of Malbec, Bonarda and Syrah grapes that yields a velvet texture on the tongue. Try it with coffee-rubbed steak or ribs.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2014-2018

Best Beef Wine

Price: $15.95
Score: 90/100
LCBO: 360776


Yellow Tail Pink Bubbles Rose Sparkling

South Australia

A good value sparkling wine that offers pleasant notes of faint strawberry. Crisp and refreshing, not sweet. You can't beat the price.

Alcohol: 11.5%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2013-2014

Scrumptious Seafood Wine

Price: $13.95
Score: 82/100
LCBO: 229047


Kim Crawford Fizz Methode Traditionnelle 2009

Marlborough, New Zealand

All the grapes for this sparkling wine come from the Marlborough region. It's crisp and clean with lovely notes of green melon and green apple. Perfect as an aperitif or companion to seafood and vegetarian dishes. The winemaker Anthony calls 2009 a terrific vintage.

Alcohol: 12%
Sweetness: Dry
Drink: 2013-2016

Venerated Vegetarian Wine

Price: $30.00
Score: 92/100
LCBO: 381236


Laborie Brut Sparkling Wine Méthode Cap Classique Kwv Sparkling White 2009

Western Cape, South Africa W.O.

Toasty and smoky and robust. Terrific quality for the price.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Sweetness: Dry
Drink: 2012-2014

Scrumptious Seafood Wine

Price: $17.95
Score: 88/100
LCBO: 280115


Casa Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Colchagua Valley, Chile

Very dry and savoury with dried herbs and cassis. Lovely elegance with a long finish. Very well-structured. Decant 2 hours. A dinner party wine.

Alcohol: 14.5%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2011-2015

Voluptuous Veal Wine

Price: $24.95
Score: 90/100
LCBO: 947929