Category: red wine

🍷  My top wine picks from February 22 LCBO VINTAGES Release are now posted. Wintry Reds featured + so much more:

🍷  Celebrating Valentine’s Day with this lovely

$25 Zuccardi Apelación Vista Flores Malbec

(91 pts) from Argentina. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES Feb. 22. Full review here:

🍷 TGIF! Sipping on this coffee-mocha-chocolate flavoured Pinotage from South Africa tonight. $14 in LCBO VINTAGES. Full review here:

2016 Meridio “Liama” Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT

Oh heyyyy, it’s Fri-YAY! Tart cherries, a hint of cranberries, loads of tart red fruit, and a whiff of aged balsamic on the nose. More tart cherries and red fruit on the palate with even a hint of dark cherries, a touch of anise mid-palate, and lingering acidity on the finish. This wine definitely needs food to balance it out. 

3/5 bones


Nero d’Avola, Frappato di Vittoria, Alicante

13% abv

Sicily, ITALY

🇮🇹 🍷 Trying the

Gagliappo varietal for the first time and I am impressed. Enjoying $18 Tenuta Iuzzolini Cirò Rosso Classico

(87 pts) from Calabria. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES Feb. 8. Full review here:

2017 Hobo Wines Folk Machine “Avian Science” Carignane

Recovering from Super Bowl Sunday with this California Carignan. Blackberries, black cherries and spiced cranberries on the nose. Blacker fruit on the palate – black cherries, blackberries, and blueberries. Decent tannins on this guy with dry acidity. 

4/5 bones



12.8% abv

Redwood Valley, California, USA

🍷 Happy Friday! Enjoying this lovely

$20 TintoNegro Limestone Block Malbec (89 pts) from Argentina tonight. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES February 8. Full review here:

2018 Giacomo Bologna Braida Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG

Ending the week on a sweet note with this lovely sweet Italian sparkler. Really pretty color and a teasingly sparkling mouthfeel. Sweet fresh and stewed strawberries on the nose. Delicate, nice mousse on the palate with strawberries and quince jelly notes. Just really enjoyable. Not cloying at all because of the great acidity.

5/5 bones



5.5% abv

Piedmont, ITALY

2014 Bodegas Pinuaga 200 Cepas Vino de la Tierra de Castilla

Enjoying this lovely Tempranillo to chase away the chills of winter. Red and black cherries, oak, green herbs, and purple flowers on the nose. Rich cherries and blackberries on the palate along with darker herbs, spices, vanilla, and wood notes. Only 6,000 bottles made of this stuff! 

4/5 bones



14% abv

Castilla La Mancha, SPAIN

🍷 Happy Wine Wednesday! Sipping on this Baco Noir from Niagara’s Lakeview Cellars tonight. $17 at LCBO and winery. 87 pts. Full review here: