Top Values at the LCBO (October 2019)

New Wines at the LCBO Join the Top 50 List 
Your Guide to Best Values, Limited Time Offers & Bonus Air Miles selections at the LCBO
by Steve Thurlow

Steve Thurlow

Steve Thurlow

There are many wines discounted this month at the LCBO with 13 on the Top50 discounted plus another four with Bonus Air Miles (BAMs). And, since I have been tasting a lot of new wines, there is much to tell you about with 8 wines joining the Top 50 including another delisted wine.

So I have chosen to write about those joining the list but I encourage you to consult my entire Top50 Best Values List given all the discounts (LTOs) and BAMs for the next 4 weeks.

Among the wines in today’s report about the Top 50:

  • Eight joined the Top 50 this month.
  • Some big discounts; as much as $5.
  • Three delisted wines with thousands of bottles in inventory.
  • All wines score 87 or more points.
  • One Vintages Essentials

The current promotional period runs until October 10th so don’t hesitate. Thanks to WineAlign’s inventory tracking, I can assure you that there were stocks available, when we published, of every wine that I highlight.

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Top Value Reds

La Vieille Ferme Red 2018, Ventoux, Rhone Valley, France ($10.95 was $12.45) New to Top50
This is a youthfully exuberant red with fresh red cherry and raspberry fruit with white pepper and jammy notes. It is mid-weight and juicy with soft fresh acidity and finishes dry. Good to very good length. A good versatile food red.…

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How does a wine get selected for the Top Value Report:

Today’s report pulls best buys from Steve’s Top 50 which is a standing WineAlign list based on quality/price ratio of the 1,600 or so wines in LCBO Wines and the VINTAGES Essentials Collection. 

There are three ways that a wine gets into this monthly report of wines that are always in the stores either on the LCBO “General List” or the VINTAGES Essential Collection. (You can access these lists under the Wine tab on WineAlign.)

• On Sale (LTO’s or Limited Time Offers): Every four weeks the LCBO discounts around 200 wines I have looked through the current batch and have highlighted some of my favourites that offer better value at present…. so stock up now.

Bonus Air Miles (BAM’s): If you collect Air Miles then you will be getting Bonus Air Miles on another 150 or so wines…a few of these have a special appeal for a while.

• Steve’s Top 50: Wines that have moved onto my Top 50 Best Values this month. This is on an-on going WineAlign selection that mathematically calculates value by comparing the price and rating of all the wines on the LCBO General List. The Top 50 changes all the time, so remember to check before shopping.

I will be back next month with more news on value arrivals to Essentials and the LCBO.

Cheers!

Steve

Top 50 Value Wines
Wines on Limited Time Offer
Wines with Bonus Air Miles

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