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2012 Pol Roger Brut

Happy V-Day! For all you lovers out there, I’d like to introduce two of my loves: Shake Shack and Champagne. The acidity from the champagne clears out the fat from every bite of burger so you get that first juicy bite of burger feel every time. It’s heavenly. Now onto the bubbly: peach, fresh-cut pear, apple, yeast, bread, biscuits, candied ginger, and daffodils on the nose. Cooked apple, lemon, ginger, honey, peach, apricot, and sourdough biscuit on the palate. 

4/5 bones


Pinot Noir (60%), Chardonnay (40%)

12.5% abv

Champagne, FRANCE

🍷  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

🍷 Happy Friday! Enjoying this lovely

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

🍷 TGIF! Enjoying 2015

Valdebarón Reserva

(89 pts) from Rioja tonight. Came through LCBO VINTAGES in October for $23. Full review here:

🍷  It’s Friday night! Enjoyed lovely 2010 Olarra Cerro Añon Gran Reserva (90+ pts) from Rioja tonight. Came through LCBO VINTAGES in October. Full review here:

🍷  TGIF! Enjoying this vegan-friendly $17 Yealands Sauvignon Blanc (89 pts) from New Zealand tonight. Fresh, new label for this delicious wine. Available at LCBO now. Full review:

🍷 TGIF! Enjoying

2015 Marqués de Cáceres Excellens Cuvée Especial (87 pts) from Rioja tonight. Vegan-friendly wine arriving in LCBO VINTAGES tomorrow for $17. Full review:

🍷  TGIF! Enjoying this excellent

$23 Castello di Bossi C. Berardenga Chianti Classico (91 pts) tonight. Very mineral driven. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES next weekend. Full review here: