The major LCBO Christmas sale is upon us with more than 100 wines selling for less than $20 (34 for less than $12), save with up to 20% on brands like Woodbridge, Tom Gore, Ruffino, Trius and Carnivor.
There are some terrific deals to be had and here are five which we think you will find of particular interest.
But to look for all your favourites on our complete list of all Wines Under $12 and $20 on sale, with our Great Values highlighted click here.
For the full list of 35 Low Sugar/Low Carb Wines on sale, click here.
Luccarelli Primitivo Puglia IGT ($10.95, reduced from $11.95)
Italy: Puglia Vivino Rating: 3.8
Deep ruby colour with dark fruit aromas followed by tastes of dark plums, prunes, spices and oak in a nicely balanced slightly sweet wine.
This smooth drinking Primitivo (better known as Zinfandel outside Italy) regularly appears in Vivino’s Best Under $20 Wines.
Medium bodied with a long finish, pair it with orechiette pasta with Italian sausage, broccoli rabe and olive oil.
ABV 14.0%, 13 g/L residual sugar.
Felix & Lucie Sauvignon Blanc ($11.95, reduced from $13.95)
France: Languedoc-Roussillon Vivino Rating: 3.6
If you like the fruity, refreshing character of Sauvignon Blanc but are looking for something a little softer and less acidic then try this wine from the south of France.
Aromas and tastes of melons and pears with tropical fruit and hints of honey.
Fresh and refreshing, it is actually a dry wine equally suitable for sipping or with appetizers.
ABV 12.0%, 2 g/L residual sugar.
Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico ($15.95, reduced from $18.95)
Italy: Tuscany Vivino Rating: 3.7
Expect juicy red and black fruits, cherry, raspberry and strawberry with oak and a typical Chianti touch of earthiness.
Medium body, tannins and acidity, let it breathe and it will open up nicely and finish softly.
Serve with roast chicken and vegetables.
ABV 13.5%, 2 g/L residual sugar.
Calmel & Joseph Villa Blanche Chardonnay ($13.25, reduced from $15.25)
France: Languedoc-Roussillon Vivino Rating: 3.9
Highly popular with our followers, the typical oak and vanilla tastes are subdued allowing the tropical and stone fruit flavours to shine through.
Lighter than typical California Chardonnays it is still medium bodied, smooth and easy drinking.
Serve it as an aperitif or with a lighter dish such as ravioli ricotta and limone.
ABV 13.5%, 4 g/L residual sugar.
Columbia Crest Horse Heaven Hills Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon ($16.95, reduced from $19.95)
United States: Washington Vivino: 3.9
Not as heavy and intense as many California Cabs, the nose of blackberry, plum and chocolate continues to the palate with dark fruits, vanilla and some earth notes.
Fruit forward but nicely balanced, soft and easy drinking with a smooth finish.
Great with a grilled rib eye steak.
A Wine Spectator Top 100 Wine.
ABV 14.5%, 6 g/L residual sugar.