Small Gully Mr. Black's Little Book Shiraz 2014

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

I love a little black book, reading with a sympathetic robust red wine that has a big vocabulary when it comes to aromas and flavours, like this one! Rich and full-bodied with fleshy ripe blackberry, mint and black olive aromas on the nose. Layers and smooth, with polished tannins and a long finish. Terrific mouth-watering juiciness. You put on the jazz music and I'll pour the wine, deal?

Alcohol: 15%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Drink: 2014-2020

Harmonious Hard Cheese Wine 

Price: $17.95

Score: 90/100

LCBO:  287979


Vina cobos Felino Malbec 2015

Mendoza, Argentina

The Malbec grapes for this elegant red wine are selected from several mountain vineyards in the Uco Valley and Lujan de Cuyon districts of the Mendoza wine region that are planted at altitudes of 2,300 and 3,800 feet above sea level. The cool nights high on the mountainside where the vines for this wine are planted provide a lively, vibrant balance for this full-bodied wine that is redolent of blackberry and black cherry. Terrific smoky finish with a lingering note of dried herbs. Finishes with attractive black fruit and minerality. Polished tannins. Pair with prime rib. This unfiltered Argentine red wine is produced by the renowned Californian winemaking consultant Paul Hobbs.

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Drink: 2016-2020

Perfect Pasta and Tomato Sauce Wine

Price: $19.95

Score: 93/100

LCBO:  118067


Guicciardini Strozzi Villa Cusona Vernaccia Di San Gimignano 2015 

Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy

A crisp Italian white wine made from the Vernaccia di San Gimignano grape. Notes of white grapefruit and lime. Pair with vegetarian dishes.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Drink: 2015-2017

Sensational Shellfish Wine

Price: $14.95

Score: 85/100

LCBO:  172726


Vineland Estates Gewürztraminer 2015

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

A lovely, floral, aromatic Niagara white wine made from the Gewürztraminer grapes. Aromas of lavender, lilies, baking spice, lychee and rosewater. Medium-bodied with good acidity for curries and spicy dishes.

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Drink: 2017-2019

Calm Curry Wine

Price: $17.95

Score: 88/100

LCBO:  434779


Gonzalez Byass Nutty Solera Medium Oloroso Sherry 

Jerez, Spain

Lovely! You need to acquire a taste for sherry, but it's a lovely change from the usual. Nutty, warm aromas of roasted almonds and hazelnuts. It offers terrific balance with acidity. Try this well-priced sherry as an after dinner drink.

Alcohol: 20%

Sweetness: Medium

Drink: 2017-2020

Divine Dessert Wine

Price: $16.95 

Score: 88/100

LCBO:  35204