Each month, we'll scour LCBO.com to bring you three great mid-range wines.

You can think of it as a free wine-box subscription. We check that all of the wines are available for “in-store pickup” and that ordering the trio will meet the LCBO's threshold for free pickup. All of our selections are unbiased. Happy exploring!

This Month's Picks

#06 — November, 2020

Fall is for Full-bodied Reds

We're now entering colder fall days with knit sweaters, spiced teas as the leaves change colour. Colder weather calls for richer and bolder flavours, and we've got a lineup of fantastic reds this month. We're focusing on different full-bodied varietals to introduce their characteristics and unique qualities for our November wines. Enjoy a glass by a fire or sip with a decadent meal; get a little indulgent this time of year.

Our first varietal is a familiar one, a Cabernet Sauvignon but from Chile. Chilean Cab Sauv's share similar characteristics to Northern California and Bordeaux, France, due to their colder climate, bringing out more herbal notes. This wine features cassis, plum, mint, licorice, and oak.

Next up, we have a Touriga Nacional blend from the Douro Valley in Portugal. This varietal originated from the Douro Valley and was traditionally used for Port wine. Standout flavours for this wine include violet, blueberry and black currant, vanilla and minerals.

Our third varietal is another South American wine: a Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina in the Uco Valley, one of Malbec's primary producers. The Uco Valley has high-elevation, which brings out higher acidity, more tannins, and floral and herbal notes. This Malbec features black fruit flavours, along with chocolate, sweet tobacco, and iris.

We've got a bonus wine for you this month! We've chosen an Italian varietal, Nebbiolo, coming from Piedmont, Italy, in the Barolo region. Nebbiolo typically has herbal and floral notes like rose, bright red fruit, and earthy tones like leather and clay. It's similar to a lighter-bodied wine but has high amounts of tannins that make it a full-bodied wine.

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