I am currently on a very important search…….looking for a bottle of wine that is easy on the wallet, but doesn’t make me feel cheap.
If someone looking for a $10 bottle of wine can be called a Wine Snob, then that is me. You see, this bottle can’t come from a giant, soulless winery that takes juice from who knows where and produces affordable bottles for the masses. It must have character, complexity, and potentially a cute label. It must also not be sold at the Wine Rack in WalMart, because that would indeed make me feel cheap.
When I first moved to Ontario in 2006, I lamented the government control of liquor. Coming from Alberta, the land of privatization, I immediately felt limited by mass-purchasing and the LCBO’s hours. However, over the years I have fell under the spell of the LCBO (aided by their lovely magazine, Food & Drink), and am particularly in love with their website. With the click of a button I can see what’s in stock at my local store.
Please join me as I embark on a journey through the LCBO’s affordable bottles (which will of course be limited to what is in stock in Kingston, ON).
I will be trying both whites and reds, from any country that sells something under $10, and will be posting my thoughts on the enjoyability and value of each. I am by no means a sommelier, just someone who knows what they like in a glass.