Roederer Estate Brut Sparkling   

Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California, United States

One of my favourite California sparkling wines that's consistently great year after year. The price of this zesty and refreshing sparkling wine is incredibly reasonable, especially for the quality. Terrific toasty aromas with full-bodied weight and lift on the finish. Keep some in stock throughout the summer. Pair with shellfish.

Alcohol: 12%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2015-2018

Sensational Shellfish Wine   

Price:  $29.95
Score: 91/100
LCBO: 294181

Serego Alighieri Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2009    

Veneto D.O.C., Italy

Juicy with mouth-watering acidity and pleasantly bitter, tarry black fruit and spice and wood smoke. Full-bodied but not heavy and an good food companion. The Appaxximento method of winemaking was first developed by Masi in the XXI century, a technique of infusing the wine with greater concentration of flavour by drying the grapes before fermentation.

Alcohol: 14%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2012-2016

Glorious Game Wine   

Price: $23.95
Score: 87/100
LCBO: 661306

Kurt Angerer Kies Grüner Veltliner 2013   

Qualitätswein, Niederösterreich, Austria

This mouth-watering Grüner Veltliner has lots of acidity for shellfish and seafood. Notes of lime and white grapefruit. Closed with a screwcap.

Alcohol: 12.5%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2013-2016

Venerated Vegetarian Wine     

Price: $18.95
Score: 87/100
LCBO: 12138

Josef Chromy Tasmanian Cuvée Sparkling   

Tasmania, Australia

A crisp, toasty, refreshing Australian sparkling produced using the Méthode Traditionnelle is the second fermentation in the bottle as they do in Champagne.

Alcohol: 12.5%
Sweetness: Dry
Drink: 2014-2017

Luscious Lamb Wine   

Price: $28.95
Score: 88/100
LCBO: 409102

Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Heredad Cava    

Penedès D.O., Spain

Here's your sparkling wine for the summer (and year round)! Terrific value in this well-made, toasty and refreshing bubbly from Spain that's a third of the price of Champagne. Segura is one of the most respected producers of Cava, the Spanish name for sparkling wine. Terrific earthy aromas mingle with toasted almond and some green apple. Great aperitif or try it with roast turkey, fried chicken, or yes, even potato chips. Elegant, layered, refreshing.

Alcohol: 12%
Sweetness: Dry
Drink: 2015-2018

Terrific Turkey Wine   

Price: $29.95
Score: 92/100
LCBO: 558825