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Wines for the holidays

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Danny co-owns Innovative Beverages, is an importer of fine wines and is a CAPSAC-certified sommelier. Photo: Tammy Fancy

Danny co-owns Innovative Beverages, is an importer of fine wines and is a CAPSAC-certified sommelier. Photo: Tammy Fancy

There’s no excuse for drinking bad wines over the holidays. Halifax Magazine wine columnist Danny Hewitt offers this bonus post, with his favourite great-value wines for Christmas.

From the NSLC

Great values Under $20

Dao Meia Encosta White Blend, Portugal $12.99
Peter Lehmann Layers White, Australia $17.99 8 Air Miles Anselmi San Vincenzo, Italy $19.99
Luis Felipe Edwards Malbec, Chile $14.99 (10 Air Miles for 2, 20 for 3 bottles)
Kaiken Cabernet Sauvignon, Argentina $15.99
Frescobaldi Castiglioni Chianti DOC , Italy $18.99
Peter Lehmann Clancys Red $19.99 now $2.00 off, $17.99

Splurge Worthy Holiday Celebration Wines

Catena Malbec, Argentina $22.99 8 Air Miles
Mitolo Jester Shiraz, Australia $24.99
Frescobaldi Nippozano Riserva, Italy $28.98
Fontanfredda Barolo DOCG, Italy $37.99 now $2.00 off, $35.99

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Great Values Under $20

Villa San Martino Pinot Grigio, Italy $13.99 Zenato Soave Classico Organic White, Italy $16.50 Albet i Noya Xarel-lo Classic, Spain $17.75 Peter Lehmann Weighbridge Shiraz, Australia $17.50 Zenato Valpoicella Superiore, Italy $19.99

Splurge Worthy Holiday Celebration Wines

Hess Collection Chardonnay , California $27.00 Montes Alpha Syrah, Chile $28.50
Spy Valley Pinot Noir, New Zealand $32.00
Zenato Valpolicella Ripassa, Italy $35.00
Seghesio Sonoma County Zinfandel $37.00
Prevedello Prosecco, Italy $19.99
Taittinger Brut Champagne, France $69.00

Which ones would you add to the list? Have you tried any of these yet? Post a comment and share your views.

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