Hamilton Russell Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2013 Dry 2013   

Hemel-En-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay W.O., South Africa

Lavish fleshy ripe cherry aromas and flavours yet not simple or sweet. Complex, elegant and layered. Some dark spice on the finish. Silk texture. Chapter three of my second book (Unquenchable) includes a visit to this winery and dinner with the brilliant Anthony Hamilton Russell.

  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Drink: 2015-2023

Gorgeous Gift Wine   

  • Price:  $57.95
  • Score: 95/100
  • LCBO: 999516  


Muga Selección Especial 2010   

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain

Complex, rich, balanced, powerful and concentrated: this robust Spanish red really does have it all. Great price-quality ratio too. Try it with Kobe beef.

  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Sweetness: Extra Dry
  • Drink: 2015-2022

Best Beef Wine   

  • Price:  $39.95
  • Score: 93/100
  • LCBO: 712067


Schloss Vollrads Volratz 1573 Riesling 2013   

Rheingau Qualitätswein, Germany

A zesty and refreshing German Riesling with notes of lime zest and minerality. Pair with freshly caught halibut or sole.

  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Drink: 2014-2019

Enchanting Feta Cheese Wine   

  • Price:  $19.95
  • Score: 89/100
  • LCBO: 424481


Ad Lib Hen & Chicken Chardonnay 2014   

Pemberton, Western Australia, Australia

A terrific, robust Australian chardonnay produced by The Yard Wine Company. A mouth-watering acidity balances the luscious tropical fruit flavours here. Green apple vibrancy is blanketed in toasted hazelnut. Full-bodied and generous. Highly recommended. Pair this full-bodied chardonnay with pasta and rich chicken dishes (naturally).

  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Sweetness: Extra Dry
  • Drink: 2014-2018

Scrumptious Seafood Wine   

  • Price:  $19.95
  • Score: 90/100
  • LCBO: 297697


Carpineto Rosé 2014   

Tuscany I.G.T., Italy

This robust Italian rosé is made with Sangiovese and Canaiolo, the signature grapes of Chianti. The vines are dry-farmed, which adds extra depth and nuance to this refreshing rosé with lots of acidity. Terrific notes of wild strawberry and field flowers on the finish. Dry and crisp and medium-bodied. Great aperitif or sunset sipper. Dry, refreshing finish. Enticing floral aromas on the nose of this medium-bodied to robust rosé that pairs well with grilled seafood and veal.

  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Sweetness: Extra Dry
  • Drink: 2014-2016

Perfect Pasta and Tomato Sauce Wine   

  • Price:  $14.95
  • Score: 88/100
  • LCBO: 699934