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2014 Barolo From Paolo Scavino | May 11, 2018

2014 Barolo from Paolo Scavino A distinct vintage! 2014 surprises with elegance and freshness.    Paolo Scavino is a big name in Barolo. The winery was founded in 1921 in Castiglione Falletto in the heart of Barolo and the wines have gotten better and better since. Enrico Scavino is the man running the show. He did his first […]

Wine of the Week | Morgon From Dominique Piron | May 8, 2018

DOMINIQUE PIRON, Beaujolais 2016 Morgon ‘La Chanaise’ $26.99 (12 btls/cs) Dominique Piron runs this family estate that is now in its 14th generation. His family has grown grapes here since the late 16th century and works with a patchwork of small vineyards scattered throughout the appellation. Beaujolais was once considered frivolous juice to be glugged during […]

Next Level Priorat — Marco Abella Offer! | April 25, 2018

Marco Abella  Your newest obsession from Priorat! Perfumed and mineral.    The red wines from Priorat kind of have it all: bold fruit, floral delicacy, and palpable minerality. Priorat is one of only two appellations in Spain, along with Rioja, to have DOQa status, the country’s highest qualification. The small region is nestled in the mountains […]

Wine of the Week | Provence Rosé! Spring Has Sprung! | April 23, 2018

DOMAINE DES ASPRAS, Provence  2016 ‘Les Trois Frères’ Rosé $28.99 (12 btls/cs) Quick, get some rosé in your glass before it snows again! Too soon? We’ve been waiting for what feels like an eternity to flog this perfect salmon-coloured darling to ceremoniously welcome the new season. The story of Domaine des Aspras is a romantic one […]

The Cab Project from BlankBottle | April 18, 2018

6 different bottles of Cabernet from South Africa’s cult winemaker $44.99 / bottle (6 btls/cs) Pieter Walser famously doesn’t put any details on his bottles. Consider it a lesson in not judging a book by its cover. He once had a woman visit his garage-style winery looking for ‘anything but Syrah’, which, as a test, […]

2016 Patrick Piuze Offer | April 3, 2018

There’s Chablis and then there’s Patrick Piuze. The French Canadian owned a wine bar in Montreal before deciding that he needed to get his hands dirty. He had a chance encounter with Marc Chapoutier (of the famous Northern Rhone winery) in the early days when he was working out west as a server. Chapoutier connected […]

The Lifford Grand Tasting Is Back | March 23, 2018

The Grand Tasting is Back.  Join us! Taste through a collection of our favourite wines and meet the folks from around the world who make them. Wednesday, May 2nd 6:30-9:00PM The Globe and Mail Centre 351 King St E, Toronto    You will have the opportunity to sample the latest offerings from over fifty stellar producers from […]

Wine of the Week | Premium Verdicchio – The Jewel Of The Marche | March 21, 2018

GAROFOLI, Marche, Italy 2014 ‘Podium’ Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi  $36.99 (6 btls/cs) Like so many other things from the nineties, Verdicchio is back! Italy’s coastal Marche region is home to some of the best-value wines the country has to offer with Montepulciano-based reds and serious whites from the native Pecorino and Verdicchio grapes. It’s easy […]

Wine of the Week | Biodynamic Muscadet from Vincent Caille | February 28, 2018

VINCENT CAILLÉ, Loire Valley 2016 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine ‘Fief Seigneur’ (certified biodynamic) $24.99 (12 btls/cs) If you don’t already know about Muscadet, it’s a secret you’ll want in on. This sassy French white is light bodied, crisp, and known for its citrus and baked bread character. It’s a perfect oyster wine and is similar to Chablis, […]

Wine of the Week | Il Poggione 2012 Brunello Riserva | March 8, 2018

It’s here! Well, it’s in Italy. Reserve now for delivery in June.  Another sensational release from this legendary producer!    There is a reason that Il Poggione has a cult following. Lovers of fine Brunello know that year after year the historic Tuscan winery produces one of the best-value bottles in all of Montalcino. The […]