Jim Jim The Down-Underdog Shiraz 2017
South Australia, Australia
Wines - jimjimJim-Jim the Down-Underdog is so named for the winery's faithful dog, Jimmy, who passed away in 2010. This robust, dark and juicy Shiraz is not an underdog, but does have the same zest for life that Jim-Jim did. Ripe red berry, vanilla, cracked pepper and savoury herb flavours on the palate -- This Shiraz is a consistent crowd-pleaser.

Creekside Iconoclast Syrah 2016 
St. David's Bench, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
Wines - creekA robust and supple Syrah from the Niagara wine region. Creekside has three variations of Syrah red wines: Broken, Unbroken and Iconoclast. Iconoclast is a medium-bodied Syrah (with some Viognier added for aromatics) with ripe red berry, blackberry, cherry, savoury herb, cracked pepper and espresso coffee flavours on the palate. Juicy and very approachable now but could easily hold in cellar for another five years.

  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Sweetness: Extra Dry
  • Drink: 2019-2022
  • Luscious Lamb Wine  
  • Price: $24.95
  • Score: 88/100
  • LCBO: 471797

McManis Pinot Grigio 2018 
River Junction, California, United States
Wines - mcmanisA medium-bodied, crisp and fresh Pinot Grigio with wine grapes sourced from the McManis' Lodi River Junction Vineyard, certified sustainable. Look for fresh pear, ripe yellow apple, stone fruit and bright citrus flavours on this vibrant Pinot Grigio. Pair with fish tacos.

Momo Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2016 
Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Wines - momoVibrant and crisp with a terrific nervy and racy acidity running through the core of this New Zealand white wine made from the country's iconic Sauvignon Blanc grape. This kiwi savvy is herbal and refreshing with lots of mouth-watering, lime zest acidity for a range of dishes. There's some lemon zest on the finish. Intense, vibrant and clean. Mouth-watering acidity weaves its way through fresh aromas of grapefruit and guava. Bring it, especially for movie night with fried chicken!

United Stars Kindzmarauli 2017 
Kakheti, Georgia
Wines - unitedThe 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