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The Best Sips of 2019

The holidays are a time for celebration, reunion and enjoyment. What better way to do that than by a table filled with delicious holiday goodies and bottomless glasses of the year’s best drinks.

Sure to get you in the Holiday spirit, here are our top choices for the top bottles that are sure to brighten up your next party and add a little extra Holiday Cheer!  Entertaining Tip: Don’t show up to your next holiday gathering empty-handed!

Henkell Rosé Sparkling

A fun light salmon colour sparkling wine that has soft floral notes and a citrusy and berry fruit flavour! Easily pairs with seafood, salads and desserts, it’s a fun addition to any holiday season feast! Not to mention Henkell bottle sizes come in small (piccolo) medium (750Ml) and large (magnums)

Available at the LCBO for $14.95.

  1. Bottega Prosecco

A little bubbly is always the perfect way to greet and celebrate! Enjoy the fresh taste of Bottega Vino Dei Poeti Prosecco DOC. This light Prosecco has hints of apple, pear, citrus and just a bit of honeysuckle, making it slightly sweet yet wonderfully refreshing.

Have a glass of this fun citrusy staple, readily available at your closest LCBO for $15.95.

LeftField Sauvignon Blanc

This instant classic has pronounced aromas of passionfruit, lime, grapefruit, asparagus and jalapeno pepper. Vibrant and refreshingly dry, with lively acidity and medium body. A perfect wine for first courses, cheese and as an aperitif. 

Perfect with grilled seafood, light cheeses and veggies and readily available at LCBO for $20.00.

  1. The Doctors Rosé

A beautiful light rose made from Pinot Noir and Arneis that is incredibly crisp, light and refreshing. Blessed with notes of sour cherries and citrus fruit, it’s a fun wine to pair with grilled seafood and leafy salad! Lighter in alcohol, you can enjoy with lunch!

Fill your prescription for $19.95 at the LCBO!

  1. Deinhard Dry Riesling

Made from Riesling sourced from the world-renowned Mosel Valley, this bright, pale straw coloured wine has aromas of apple, melon and citrus that will add a fresh summery feel to the colder nights ahead!

It’s a soft white with medium sweetness and balanced acidity, making it a fun compliment to bell pepper or arugula based dishes. Great with cheese and for easy drinking. 

Available at the LCBO for just $9.95.

EL Gringo Tempranillo

Rich in flavour and rich in stories. This new addition to the Hammeken Cellars roster is an experience for the senses.

A deep velvety purple colour embodies the notes of strawberries, roasted coffee beans, black cherries and chocolate that make this wine a lusciously smooth experience. Enjoy with tapas or shared dishes medium to full in flavour. 

Visit your local LCBO and uncover the legend for $13.95

Tarapaca Carmenere

The perfect wine for a decadent dinner, the Vina Tarapaca Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, goes perfectly with a beautifully roasted rack of lamb or a portion of creamy, savoury pasta.

A feast for the senses with seductive aromas of dill, bayleaf and just a hint of lavender, this is the ultimate wine to cap up your nights. 

Elegant, sleek and youthful, you can find this signature red starting on November 23rd at your local LCBO for $17.95.

Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon

Notes of Chocolate, Blackberry, Cassis and Cedar lend their robust flavours to create the deep, full-bodied decadence of Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon. A premium cab aged to perfection that pairs perfectly with a delicious steak or succulent lamb.

Available at your nearest LCBO, grab a bottle today for $22.95 and enjoy a signature red from ‘the most admired wine brand in the world.

Jairo Rosso Red

Made from Corvina grapes that hail from Italy’s Veneto region, this beautiful blend is gifted with attractive aromas and flavours of vanilla, cherry, plum and hints of cedar.

It’s a medium-bodied red with a fruity, cranberry palate, making it the perfect dish for rich holiday dishes.

Available at your closest LCBO for $11.95. 

  1. Ruffino Chianti Classico

A prime example of fine Tuscany Wine: Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale continues the almost century-old traditions of Chianti Classico, updated with modern techniques.

A balanced red with sweet plums, tart cherries and hints of cedar, it’s the perfect pairing for vibrant Italian classics like a plate of Osso Buco or your traditional holiday favourites!

Pour yourself a glass today! Available at your local LCBO for $25.95.

  1. Brave New World Shiraz

This deep purple wine has complex aromas and flavours of black cherry, cassis, dark chocolate and licorice! The savoury and deep mix of ingredients are complemented with a fine-textured and soft tannin that is perfect with grilled or saucy dishes! Need to cuddle up with a good book fireside? This is a great addition to your evening routine. 

Hope onto this brave new Shiraz that will surely brighten up any feast for just $17.25 at LCBO!

Ocean Vodka 

Ocean Vodka is the only one that’s distilled using deep-sea mineral water. This unique ingredient creates a unique rich taste and velvety finish; Combined with organic cane sugar, it makes for a clear, unassuming vodka with a subtle complexity rooted in natural ocean minerals. It is a dream for mixing the perfect cocktail! 

Ocean Organic Vodka comes in an intricately crafted reusable bottle and is available at your local LCBO for $46.25.

  1. Aguamiel Tequila

The citrusy, fresh aroma of Aguamiel Tequila highlights its bright agave flavour that has hints of grilled pineapple, black pepper, vanilla bean and lemongrass. 

It’s a versatile spirit that can be used for a variety of tropical-inspired cocktails to bring some sunshine to your next gathering!

Available at your local LCBO for $60.20

  1. Sombra Mezcal

This premium spicy, smokey and citrusy Mezcal has full agave flavours of vanilla and white pepper! It’s a soothing and warming drink that leaves a clean, fruity finish.

Perfect for traditional dishes with Pineapple and Pulled Pork or mixing the perfect cocktail!

We recommend grabbing some Ginger Beer, Agave Syrup and Pineapple Juice for the best Mezcal Mule! Pick up a bottle from your local LCBO for $59.95.


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