Château Recougne 2017

Bordeaux A.C., France

A Merlot-dominated red blend with some Cab Franc and Cab Sauv added to the mix. Full-bodied and concentrated with rich dark fruit, cherry, spicy plummy and dried herb flavours on the palate. The wine saw elevage in cement tanks. Pair with roast beef.

Alcohol: 13%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2020-2024
Luscious Lamb Wine
Price: $15.95
Score: 88/100
LCBO: 368167

Ardal Selección Especial Reserva Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Ribera del Duero D.O., Spain

A full-bodied Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon red wine blend with dark plum, blackberry, anise, earthy and smoky on the nose. Dry, intense and muscular with blackberry, black currant, smoky and mineral flavours on the palate. Tannins are chewy. Pair with a smoked, slow-braised beef brisket.

Alcohol: 14%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2020-2028
Harmonious Hard Cheese Wine
Price: $24.95
Score: 91/100
LCBO: 167700

Sperling Market White 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada

Produced from 45% Bacchus, 45% Pinot Blanc and 10% Riesling wine grapes this is a crisp and vibrant white wine blend with citrusy, lime, mineral and subtle spice flavours on the palate. Chill and pour anytime.

Alcohol: 10.8%
Sweetness: Dry
Drink: 2020-2021
Scrumptious Seafood Wine
Price: $17.95
Score: 90/100
LCBO: 551374

Aveleda Solos de Granitos Alvarinho 2018

Minho, Portugal

A full-bodied vibrant white with citrus fruit, green apple and mineral notes on the palate. Structured and textured, pour with a seafood curry. Good now, better in 2021.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2021-2023
Splendid Salad Wine
Price: $19.95
Score: 93/100
LCBO: 17514

Chateau Ste. Michelle Brut Sparkling


Washington State, United States

Crisp and clean. Uses the method classique. Produced by Domaine Ste Michelle in Washington State. Wow, especially for this price.

Alcohol: 11.5%
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Drink: 2018-2020
Fantastic Fried Chicken Wine
Price: $19.95
Score: 90/100
LCBO: 557637