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Lyrarakis Liatiko Queen

Crete, Greece

750ml, 33.99

Savoury herbal character, fresh raspberry and cranberry with a vibrant line of acidity this is a lively and juicy treat.
Enjoy on its own or perfect with any herbal or Mediterranean dishes. We had it with Feta and olives stuffed chicken and it was perfect!

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Astrolab Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough, New Zealand

750 ml, 23.99

The new world’s most celebrated Sauvignon Blancs often hail from Marlborough and this is no different - aromatic, bright acidity and layered complexity

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Nugan Estate Durif

Riverina, Australia


Dark fruit character, vanilla, spice and soft tannins make for a rich and satisfying wine, great with lamb, shepherd's pie or roast beef.

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D'Angelo Estate Tempranillo

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley

750ml, 28.99

In the heart of the Okanagan Valley with lots of sunshine and ideal growing conditions the Naramata Bench creates some of BC’s best wines . Perfect with a hearty winter meal on one of these freezing nights!

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Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc

South Africa

750ml, 36.99

This Chenin blanc comes from one to the best areas for the grape in the world, 40 year old dry-farmed vines from the foothills outside Capetown. Notes of stone fruit and pear with warm spice and oak undertones. The perfect white wine for a chilly winter day.

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Delamotte Brut

Champagne, France

750ml, 89.99

A luscious and beguiling Champagne with depth and fine acidity. Anything but austere yet balanced and elegant; fresh, stylish, and long. Makes a lovely aperitif or food pairing with salty, spicy or rich items.

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A Pie de Tierra A Dos Manos

Mentrida, Spain

750 ml, 30.99

12 months in neutral french oak allows the fruit to shine and flavours to integrate before bottling

Red fruits, violet and a savoury crunch - complex and super food friendly

only $30.99 - excellent value as Spain so often is. Plus, as always 10% off three or more and 15% off six or more!

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Caminos Del Bonhomme

Valencia, Spain

750ml, 24.99

Lots of sunshine and 22 months in French Oak make for a brooding and ripe example of Cabernet Sauvignon. Chocolate, black and red fruits, a touch of menthol, vanilla and toast on the nose and palate
plus only $24.99 - excellent value as Spain so often is. Plus, as always 10% off three or more and 15% off six or more!

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High Elevation Zinfandel

Lake Country, California

750 ml 29.99

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Conceito Contraste Douro Red

Douro Valley, Portugal

750 ml, $34.99

Conceito Contraste is a barrel-aged red wine made with the Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz varieties in the Portuguese DOC Douro sub-region by the Conceito wines family winery. After training in different wineries in Bordeaux, California, New Zealand and South Africa, the young winemaker Rita Ferreira Marqués took charge of Conceito wines. Aged 18 months in used French oak barrels, this wine offers a nice concentration of black fruits and violets as well as accents of smoke and licorice to complete the profile of a wine worth discovering.

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Niepoort Dialogo Douro Red

Douro Valley, Portugal

750 ml, $23.49

The independent family-owned company Niepoort has been in business for over 150 years. Its "Dialogo" range offers casual cuvées to be enjoyed with friends during a good meal. The illustration on the label tells various stories on the different editions, reinforcing this pleasant aspect. A blend of Touriga Franca 40%, Touriga Nacional 30%, Tinta Roriz 20% and Tinta Amarela 10%, Diálogo is a pleasant, easy drinking red wine, but with complexity, mineral notes and great depth, found in the classic Douro wines. The wine has an intense hue, concentrated revealing violet tones when swirled. Earl Grey notes combine with black berries, hints of graphite and a subtle minty character which lends the wine complexity and freshness. The palate is wonderfully round and elegant, with pronounced acidity. Pairs well with white meats, pasta and vegetarian dishes.

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Presqu'ile Bien Nacido Chardonnay

Santa Maria Valley, California

750 ml, $75.99

One of our recent faves for Chardonnay is this Wine of the Week from Presqu'ile in Santa Barbara, California! Presqu'ile arose from a penchant for fine wines, an inclination for adventure, and the discovery of Santa Maria Valley's ideal terroir. This white wine from the legendary Bien Nacido site is full of crisp floral, pear, and blossom notes, noted with lime-like acidity and chalky minerality. Steely and textured, it drinks great now but will age gracefully.

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Birgit Braunstein Blaufränkisch

Burgenland, Austria

750 ml, $36.99

From Austria's beloved Birgit Braunstein, a female winemaker with a classic, lifted and mineral focus in her wines, comes the new vintage of Blaufränkisch from her Heide vineyard. This wine was stainless steel fermented and aged for one year in oak. It has a peppery, savoury, blackberry dominant palate with supple tannins and medium body. Great balance, structure, and nuance, yet light enough to accompany a wide spectrum of proteins and dishes!

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Rabl Steinhaus Riesling

Kamptal, Austria

750 ml, $28.99

Riesling is a classic pairing with Thanksgiving Dinner — but we've come a long way from the overly sweet Riesling of the past. Enter the Rabl Steinhaus Riesling, a dry, crisp white wine with medium weight. With his emphasis on natural yeast fermentation, Rudolf Rabl is able to bring out the naturally perfumed fruitiness of Riesling. This Riesling has tight fruit with hints of conifers; juicy and medium bodied, easy going but with serious structure. With floral flavours and notes of grapefruit and white pepper, it will match well with your Thanksgiving meal!

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Malivoire Small Lot Gamay

Niagara Escarpment VQA, Ontario

750 ml, $29.99

Gamay is the grape of Beaujolais, but it also grows incredibly well in Niagara, which is at the same latitude as Burgundy in France. The Malivoire Small Lot Gamay was named one of Canada’s top Gamay wines by Wine Align. On the nose, it has scents of fresh cherries, strawberries and a suggestion of white pepper. The palate finds the wine fleshy and a medium weight, with flavours of ripe Niagara cherries and raspberries.

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Yalumba Y Series Viognier

Eden Valley, Australia

750 ml, $19.99

This Viognier hails from Australia's oldest family-owned winery — Yalumba was established in 1849. It shows all the unique characteristics of this exotic variety, without being too rich on the palate. Bright straw in colour with green hues, it has aromas of orange blossom with fresh ginger, hints of honeysuckle and white flowers. Fresh apricot, white tea, dried figs and fennel lead to a creamy mid-palate with a silky, textural finish. Enjoy with French onion soup or scalloped potatoes.

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Yangarra Estate Old Vines Grenache

McLaren Vale, Australia

750 ml, $46.99

Did you know that September 15th is International Grenache Day? So let's celebrate with some Old Vine Grenache!

Yangarra Estate Vineyard is a biodynamic vineyard and winery located in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Devoted to southern Rhône varieties, the estate was first planted in 1946 and is home to 170 hectares of land, with roughly 87 hectares planted to vines, led by Grenache and Shiraz. The elevated Blewitt Springs subregion is unique for its 54-million-year-old geology and wind-blown sands, from which Yangarra sources only single estate grown fruit to produce wines of provenance.

These gnarly vines were planted in 1946 in a deep sandy dune we call The Beach, overlying the North Maslin Sands geological formation. The Old Vine Grenache is a complex, perfumed and elegant wine with a trademark tannin structure.

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Collazzi I Bastioni Chianti Classico

Chianti, Italy

750 ml, $26.99

In honour of Chianti Day on September 8, this is a lovely Chianti Classico DOCG — Collazzi I Bastioni combines the elegance and pleasantness of Sangiovese (80%) with the roundness and complexity of small parts of Merlot (18%) and Malvasia Nera (2%).

A few kilometers away from the cellar, at San Casciano in Chianti Classico, the mature Sangivoese vines, along with the smaller sections of Merlot and Malvasia Nera, are combined to create “Bastioni”. The grapes are harvested by hand from 7 hectares registered in the D.O.C.G. list, with stone-rich and well-draining soils. The grapes are fermented in controlled temperature vats, and later refined for 12 months in barriques that give the wine elegance and sapidity.“Bastioni” imposes itself due to a unique personality: bouquet notes of red fruit and cherry, with thick, ripe tannins that give complexity and character to this wine.

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Luis Pato Baga

Bairrada, Portugal

750 ml, $19.99

Luis Pato (which is Portuguese for ‘duck’) is the best-known producer in the Bairrada region. He’s widely regarded as the modernizer who brought a struggling region back to life, and he’s also a champion of the local red grape, Baga. While it’s true that Baga can produce rather tannic, fruitless wines that are tough and somewhat joyless, Pato has shown that Baga deserves a bit more respect than it’s often given. This wine is produced from Baga (60%) and Touriga Nacional (40%) grape varieties, made to enhance the primary flavours of the blend and the chocolate characteristics of Baga. Black fruit and bitter chocolate, good acidity and lively, fine tannins, with a slightly smoky note due to time in barrels.

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El Enemigo Chardonnay

Mendoza, Argentina

750 ml, $36.99

One of Argentina's most acclaimed wineries, El Enemigo has rocketed to superstardom in just a few short vintages. El Enemigo is a joint venture of two big names in Argentine wine — Catena's winemaker Alejandro Vigil and Dr. Catena's younger daughter, Adrianna. These two were drawn together by a passion for creating more approachable and mineral-driven wines that are expressive of the nuances of Mendoza’s special terroirs. This Chardonnay is unique in that it was aged for nine months in 500-liter barrels, partially in flor — flor is a thin layer of yeast that forms on the surface of wines after alcoholic fermentation, and protects the wine from oxidation during aging. It’s most commonly found in sherry production! The aromas deliver cedar, hazelnut, hints of white fruit, a touch of yeast and a whiff of sherry. Dry in the mouth, with a terse, velvety texture that nonetheless remains compact. The backdrop is full of cedar and flor flavors with hints of salinity and a prolix aftertaste.

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