LCBO STRIKE? Stock Up on Our Best Deals. 94 Points. $14.95/Bottle. Lopez Crianza and Blanco Make The Perfect House Wines.

Our most requested wine. No matter what we do, we can’t keep the LDH Crianza in stock. New PO arrived just in time.


94 points / Gold Medal – Vino Sub 30 2017
Best Value Red Wine – Wines from Spain Awards London, UK, 2016 for 2013 vintage
91 points – Wine Advocate for 2008 and 2010 vintages

Bottle Price : $14.95

Case Price : $179.40

Winery : Bodega Classica

Wine Region : Rioja (Spain), Spain (Spain)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables

The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin: tart red berried fruit, laced with tobacco and dried herbs on the dry, crisp finish. This is a superb classical Rioja Crianza and a stunning value.

We are dismayed about the possibility of a strike at the LCBO. There couldn’t be a worse time than right before the Canada Day weekend and the all important months where us Canadians actually get to enjoy the weather. Going through this time without the wines we love seems unfair and something none of us want to face. We hope that the LCBO will keep their warehouses open, and we will be able to conduct business as usual, but this can not be guaranteed. If having wine around is important to you, we suggest you order as we can guarantee that you will receive any wine you order that is in stock.

There is something about the Lopez de Haro wines that makes them appealing to the masses. People go through case after case in vintage after vintage. I constantly have friends and clients telling me that the Lopez de Haro Rioja Crianza and Blanco for that matter is the best deal they have ever found for a wine. The quality is remarkably consistent from vintage to vintage and the wine, (like most Rioja), ages extremely well.

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If you plan to host a lot over the Summer and want to serve something really good while not breaking the bank, the Lopez de Haro wines are the perfect solutions. Whether you are hosting at home, or at the cottage, wine seems to disappear a lot faster during the summer than during the winter. Maybe this is due to the fact that it stays lighter longer, maybe this is due to the fact that it is mostly warmer outside. Either way, it is nice to know you are serving your guests something delicious while not destroying your budget.


You may have noticed, we have been getting in to creating more video lately. We want to be able to help clients as much as possible when it comes to understanding the wines they are drinking. We have asked and clients have explained that video is their preferred medium when it comes to learning about wines. We have embedded a video about terroir towards the bottom of this email as well as video on particular wines on their respective product pages. We encourage feedback, so if you have any thoughts, we would love to hear them.

The 2016 version of the Lopez de Haro Blanco has now been released. For you ratings hounds, it even won a Gold Medal at the prestigious Baco Wine Awards. This wine has been flying out the door since arrival, so to ensure you get your case, or cases, i would suggest you order sooner than later.

Ahh, amazing value from Spain seems to be the name of the game today. I can’t help but let people know about the Ribeira Sacra Adras from Isaac Fernandez. This is undoubtedly the very best deal from the region. Spicy and delicious, Isaac Fernandez’s quality to price ratio is through the roof. A new PO just landed, but this wine does to go really fast. There is a high degree of drinkability while maintaining plenty of spice and complexity.

Should you have any questions, thoughts, or comments, we are always here to listen and help, so please feel free to reach out.

Have a great Friday and weekend…..


Best Value White Wine – Wines from Spain Awards 2016 (2015 Vintage)

Bottle Price : $14.95

Case Price : $179.40

Winery : Bodega Classica

Wine Region : Rioja (Spain), Spain (Spain)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, White Meat


91 points – Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media, Oct 2016

Bottle Price : $19.95

Case Price : $239.40

Winery : Isaac Fernandez Selección

Wine Region : Ribeira Sacra (Spain), Spain (Spain)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables, Soft Cheese

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