Friday, June 26
Every four weeks the LCBO places more than 100 wines on sale at discounts between $1.00 and $5.00 per bottle. The current offering expires on July 19, 2020.
Here are our top nine picks, all are highly rated and recommended by What Wines When.
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc ($16.95, reduced from $19.95).
New Zealand: Marlborough
Iconic wine which stands the test of time, this is bright, crisp and refreshing with tropical fruit and citrus flavours. Appears regularly on the Vivino Best Under $20 lists. Serve as an aperitif or with appetizers al fresco.
ABV 13.5%, 3 g/L residual sugar.
Enzo Vincenzo Valpolicella Ripasso ($13.30, reduced from $16.30).
Great price for this medium bodied, rich wine with dark fruit flavours and a long smooth finish with a hint of sweetness. Big enough to serve with barbecued red meats.
ABV 13.5%, 9 g/L residual sugar.
Cavit Collection Moscato Pavia ($11.45, reduced from $13.45).
Terrific value for this popular low alcohol, sweet and fruity offering with a touch of fizz. Peach apricot and honey flavours in this sweet wine make it a good match for Thai yellow curry dishes.
ABV 7.0%, 91 g/L residual sugar.
Cavaliere D’Oro Gabbiano Chianti ($11.95, reduced from $13.95).
Inexpensive everyday Chianti, purple colour with cherry, strawberry and red fruit tastes on the palate along with earthy notes. Let it breathe and it becomes noticeably smoother to consume with a vegetarian pizza.
ABV 12.5%, 5 g/L residual sugar.
Casal Garcia Vinho Verde ($8.95, reduced from $9.95).
Incredible price for this perennial favourite featuring citrus, pear, lemon and lime flavours with slight effervescence. Crisp, refreshing and slightly off dry, serve it with grilled shellfish.
ABV 10.0%, residual sugar 11 g/L.
Carnivor Zinfandel [ch1] ($14.95, reduced from $17.95).
United States: California
Big and bold, intense black fruit flavours plus oak, vanilla and spice in a classic California Zinfandel style with a smooth finish. Perfect with grilled red meats.
ABV 15.0%, 8 g/L residual sugar.
Strewn Two Vines Riesling Gewurtztraminer ($12.95, reduced from $13.95).
Bright straw colour with floral aromas lead to tropical fruit and citrus tastes in this easy drinking, off dry wine with a pleasant finish. Pairs nicely with spicy Asian dishes.
ABV 12.0%, 20 g/L residual sugar.
19 Crimes The Uprising Red Wine ($16.95, reduced from $18.95).
Australia: South Australia
A big red blend aged in rum barrels which adds oak and vanilla to the predominant red fruit tastes. This is a big, bold offering with a touch of sweetness which calls for pairing with burgers.
ABV 15.0%, 14 g/L residual sugar.
La Vieille Ferme Rose Ventoux ($10.95, reduced from $12.45).
Superb value to welcome summer with this well rated dry, light bodied rose which delivers flavours of citrus and raspberry. Serve as an easy sipper or with a light lunch salad.
ABV 13.0%, 2 g/L residual sugar.
NB Both the Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc and La Vieille Ferme Rose wines are suitable for low carb/low sugar diets.