Zonte's Footstep Chocolate Factory Shiraz 2017

Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia

From South Australia's McLaren Vale, the 2017 vintage of Zonte's Footstep Chocolate Factory is a 100% Shiraz at a great price. This wine is savoury, juicy and meaty with mouth-watering flavours of fleshy ripe black raspberry and black plum. Spicy with dark pepper on the finish. Pair with grilled meats.

Alcohol: 14.5%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2019-2027

Glorious Game Wine

Price: $19.95
Score: 91/100
LCBO:  396481

Casas del Bosque Reserva Carmenère 2017

Rapel Valley D.O., Chile

Casas del Bosque 2017 Reserva Carmenère is a succulent mouthful of blueberry, ripe dark cherries, sweet plum flavours, smoky vanilla and toasty oak spice flavours on the palate. Excellent value under $20. The wine was aged in oak barrel for 10 months. Fresh acidity on this wine to pair with smoky, braised meats.

Alcohol: 14.5%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2019-2024

Plush Pork Wine

Price: $15.95
Score: 90/100
LCBO:  205872

Astrolabe Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

Super refreshing with vibrant acidity and a grassy, gooseberry and green herb nose on the medium-bodied, bone-dry Sauvignon Blanc. Produced by winemaker, Simon Waghorn, the SB grapes are sourced from Wairau Valley, Awatere Valley and Kekerengu Coast.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2019-2021

Splendid Salad Wine

Price: $24.95
Score: 92/100
LCBO:  10421

2027 Cellars Wismer Vineyard Fox Croft Block Chardonnay 2017

Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Wow. Just buy this Chardonnay from 2027 Cellars. At $23 Wismer Vineyard Fox Croft Block is incredible value showing beautifully ripe red apple, pear, sweet spice, lemon pie flavours on the palate. Weighty, rich on the palate but with balanced acidity and a flinty, creamy finish. Just plain good.

Alcohol: 12.8%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2019-2023

Sensational Shellfish Wine

Price: $22.95
Score: 88/100
LCBO:  421362

Paumanok Riesling 2017

North Fork Of Long Island, New York, United States

A bone-dry Riesling from the North Fork region of Long Island made for seafood and grilled shellfish dishes. Easy to enjoy at 11% abv with a vibrant acidity that will laser any rich food.

Alcohol: 11.5%
Sweetness: Dry
Drink: 2019-2027

Calm Curry Wine

Price: $24.95
Score: 89/100
LCBO:  508770

United Stars Kindzmarauli 2017

Kakheti, Georgia

The wine is both savoury and sweet with ripe red berry fruit. Great for meaty dishes, mild beef curries with a touch of sweetness and spice. This Georgian late-harvest wine is made from the country's indigenous Saperavi grape, whose name means "paint dye" due to its naturally dark colour. The "Kindzmarauli" designation means this wine is of high quality and is naturally semi-sweet. Lightly chill and pour with blue-veined cheeses.

Alcohol: 12.5%
Sweetness: Medium Sweet
Drink: 2018-2023

Divine Dessert Wine

Price: $17.95
Score: 85/100
LCBO:  13961