"Bonterra's organic winemaking practices bring out the vibrant fruit flavours in this California Chardonnay from Vintages. Its smoky, buttery and tropical fruit aromas make it an ideal match for one of my favourite meals to make at home – creamy mushroom, chicken and green pea risotto."
"This balanced organic red offers great value which explains why it's one of the world's best-selling French wines. It has intense notes of baking spice, fig, herb and anise wrapped up in a dry, medium-bodied and soft-tannin package. It's my go-to with charcuterie and cheese."
"Here's another example that shows you can get a great Ontario VQA wine without burning a hole in your wallet. It's an approachable, flavourful wine, with lush berry flavours, balanced acidity and a slight touch of earthiness. It's a great price for the quality and for many customers it becomes a regular."
"Wines like this show how much talent we have in Ontario. This Ripasso-style red is medium- to full-bodied and very smooth with dark fruit aromas and a touch of earthiness. The winery has quite a story behind it and that alone is why many customers try it, but what they taste keeps them coming back for more."
"This wine is bright, crisp and flavourful and priced at the lower end of other sparkling wines, but it's right up there with what it delivers in quality. It's great for celebration toasts, pairs well with a wide variety of foods and is a good bubbly to drink on its own."
"Primitivo/Zinfandel is the hottest grape in Southern Italy and this one overdelivers with a bang. It's silky smooth and bold with upfront aromas of dark lush berries, black pepper and toasted wood, followed by a dry finish. Sip it or savour it alongside burgers, beef, lamb or pasta."
"You're getting incredible value for this red blend from Rhone, France, a region known for its food-friendly wines. It's fruity, elegant and intensely aromatic with a medley of smoke, juniper, prune and tobacco aromas and concentrated dark fruit flavours. Try this one with braised beef or pepper steaks."