The latest four-week LCBO sale is upon us with some great deals on well-known brands such as Josh, Jacob’s Creek, Apothic, Frescobaldi and Catena.
There are more than 100 wines on sale, including Cabernet Sauvignons, Pinot Noirs, Sauvignon Blancs, Chardonnays and more, and we're highlighting five of the best values.
Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Cava ($13.95, reduced from $15.95)
Spain Vivino: 3.7
An old favourite and great substitute for Champagne.
A variety of tastes ranging from peaches, pears and apples to lemons, grapefruit and toast all present themselves in this medium to full bodied sparkler.
Make sure you have an adequate supply on hand because this is a food friendly wine and some of your guests just might want to drink this throughout the meal.
ABV 12.0%, 10 g/L residual sugar.
Cavaliere D’Oro Gabbiano Chianti DOCG ($11.95, reduced from $13.95)
Italy: Tuscany Vivino: 3.6
Really good value for a basic easy-drinking Chianti.
Light to medium bodied with tastes of cherries and blackberries, it has a touch of earthiness.
Letting it breathe really opens it up. Tannins are light with typical firm acidity, which makes it ideal to accompany pizza and pasta dishes.
ABV 12.5%, 5 g/L residual sugar.
Stoneleigh Latitude Sauvignon Blanc ($18.95, reduced from $21.95)
New Zealand: Marlborough Vivino: 3.9
An upgrade from the very good basic Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc, light golden yellow straw colour with tropical fruit on the nose continuing through to the palate and joined by grapefruit, lime and citrus flavours.
All the best of this grape but off dry and less acidic than most wines from this region. A good sipper that pairs nicely with grilled white fish.
ABV 13.5%, 7 g/L residual sugar.
Santa Carolina Reserva de Familia Cabernet Sauvignon ($16.95, reduced from $19.95)
Chile: Maipo Valley Vivino: 3.8
A classic Cabernet Sauvignon with blackberry and blackcurrant, oak and vanilla plus a touch of chocolate and smoke.
Bold, rich and fruity, it is dry but balanced and soft; very pleasant drinking.
Serve it with meat from the BBQ.
ABV 14.5%, 4 g/L residual sugar.
Jacobs Creek Moscato Rose Sparkling ($11.95, reduced from $13.95)
Australia: South Australia Vivino: 3.7
Moscatos are hugely popular for many different reasons, among them people wanting lower alcohol levels, a wine to stand up to spicy foods, or just a preference for sweeter wines.
Expect fragrant aromas with tastes of strawberries, raspberries and apricots plus a touch of honey with lively bubbles.
It drinks much less sweet than it sounds, especially when served well chilled with spicy appetizers or Asian food.
ABV 7.6%, 65 g/L residual sugar.