Steals and Deals at the Liquor Store
We were blessed with some decadent wine tasting last week and thought we’d share some of the deals we found on wines that could make great hostess gifts, pair with a holiday meal, be left out for santa, or consumed home alone if you need to drown your holiday sorrows, or merely escape for a night.
Mionetto Treviso +86256 – On sale on Dec 4th $2.00 off at $15.99
Bubble is a nice way to start a party and with this sparkle you can pop a few bottles without blowing your holiday budget. It’s dry with lots of fruity and floral aromas and stone fruit, citrus and a little nuttiness on the palate. Please pour me a glass if you’re having one.
Santa Rita Secret Reserve – +348870 – Until Dec 3 $2.00 off$11.49
A blend of cabernet sauvignon with merlot, syrah, petit verdot and carmenère, this fruity, friendly wine is perfect for a lively party, and is such a great value, you can have that party every day.
Brotte La Fiole – +194498 – Until Dec 3 Off $2.00 to $15.49
Count on this Cote du Rhone to deliver some plum, pepper, herbaceous and smoky flavours with a descent wack of acidity. A Grenache Noir-Syrah blend, this is a great gift for your brother in law who BBQ’s all winter. Also works with lamb chops should you be serving some.
Louis Latour Gamay +822809 – Until Dec 3 Off $2.00 to $20.99
Lots of floral, raspberry, plum and earthy aromas, this nice light fruity wine has soft spice notes and would make a great pairing for the holiday turkey, or perhaps a roast duck.
Villa Antinori +104885 – Until Dec 3 Off $2.00 to $22.99
Over to Italy for a sassy red with lots of cherry, strawberry and spice aromas, followed by lots of red fruit, hints of vanilla and leather and some soft tannins. Great for a fancy burger night, and over the holidays why not perfect that beef wellington.
Tomaresca Trentangeli – +675843 – Until Dec 3 Off $2.50 to $16.99
Another super deal from our Italian friends, this wine has some darker fruit aromas, an earthiness and a hint of spice. There’s some pretty cool layers as you sip this one with some thought and you’ll find ripe fruit and a jammyness that just sings it’s time for a celebration. Now you know Puglia, and this blend of 70% Aglianico, 20% Cabernet and 10% Syrah.