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Our Favourite Sales at the LCBO Right Now!

December 13, 2018

By Erin Henderson | Certified sommelier and co-founder of The Wine Sisters and Drink Toronto

We were going to start this blog by telling you how much we love a sale.

But then we realized that's stupid, because, who doesn't love a sale? And more than that, at this time of year when we are all gifting and hosting and entertaining to the point of certain financial and psychological danger, a sale on booze is especially welcome (excuse this minor pause while I blow out the glowing red embers of my smouldering wallet).

You can only imagine my joy shopping at the LCBO this weekend, and seeing some of my favourite bottles on sale. Now, don't get too excited, this is still the LCBO remember, so we're never going to see the Black Friday type of fire sales that those lucky ducks living in the US or even certain other provinces get to experience, but hey – a couple bucks off here and there can add up when you're throwing a bash for 50 of your nearest and dearest.

All in, there's probably somewhere in the neighbourhood of 350 products on sale right now – everything from 20 cents off a can of Bud Light (don't spend your savings all in one place), to $25 off premium bottles of Cognac (right?!? Keep reading, we'll get there).

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That's a lot of boozy overwhelm.

So, because I'm fabulous, I've taken the liberty of listing out a dozen or so bottles that are budget-friendly for serving a crowd, as well as stellar deals on those premium brands for gifting a loved one (or someone you just need to suck up to).

If I've missed one of your favourites, send me a note to let me know your can't-miss deal and I will be sure to get shopping pronto.

Budget-Friendly Under $25 Bottles that Just Got Friendlier

Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rúfina
Tuscany, Italy 2015
Vintages #107276
Save $5 - Now $17.40 Was $22.40

Blackberry and cherry, sun-dried black olive, smoke. Pair with standing rib roast or braised beef.

Maliviore Chardonnay
VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara, Ontario 2017
Vintages #573147
Save $2 - Now $17.95 Was $19.95

We sampled this at a private wine tasting for 70 American Express Cobalt card holders and it was a crowd favourite! Crisp apple and pear with a light touch of creaminess. Pair with roast turkey or ham.

Errazuriz "Max Reserva: Cabernet Sauvignon
Chile 2017
LCBO #335174
Save $3 - Now $16.95 Was $19.95

Blackberry, mocha and vanilla. Pair with beef tenderloin or blue cheese burgers.

christmas dinner - sales at the LCBO
Torres "Gran Coronas" Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
Penedès, Spain 2017
Vintages #36483
Save $2 - Now $17.95 Was $19.95

Fresh fig, plum and spice. Pair with a rack of lamb, or beef tourtière.

Gérard Bertrand "Côtes des Roses" Rosé
Languedoc, France 2017
Vintages #36483
Save $2 - Now $16.95 Was $18.95

Everyone's favourite bottle of blush – this gorgeously carved glass bottle is an impressive addition to the holiday bar. Pair with fresh oysters, whole branzino or roast pork loin.

Chapoutier "Marius" Rouge
Rhone, France 2017
LCBO #470096
Save $2 - Now $12 Was $14

A solid choice for entertaining a crowd! Red currant, Bing cherry and spice. Pair with prime rib or beef Bourguignon. 

Savings on Splurge-Worthy over $50 Wines & Spirits

Stag's Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, California 2017
Vintages #996405
Save $5 - Now $54.95 Was $59.95

Cassis, black cherry, wood smoke. Pair with prime rib or roasted rack of lamb.

Castelgiocondo Brunello do Montalcino
Tuscany, Italy
Vintages #650432
Save $5 - Now $47.95 Was $52.95

Blueberry, spice, wild herb, leather. Pair with roast pheasant, beef and mushroom stew or blue cheese.

Hine Bonneuil Grande Cognac
Cognac, France 2006
LCBO #498253
Save $25 - Now $143.20 Was $168.20

Dried fruit, honey, chocolate, roast nut. Pair with caviar, smoked trout, or roast duck.

christmas dinner - sales at the LCBO
Bowmore 12-Year-Old Islay Single Malt Scotch
LCBO #330803
Save $5 - Now $57.95 Was $62.95

Orange peel, honey and smoke. Pair with smoked salmon or Roquefort cheese plates.

The Glenlivet French Oak Reserve 15-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch
LCBO #603050
Save $5 - Now $84.95 Was $89.95

Butterscotch, raisin, poached apple. Pair with dark chocolate or smoked venison.

Courvoisier XO Cognac
Cognac, France
LCBO #217943
Save $20 - Now $234.95 Was $254.95

Dried fig, prune and raisin, vanilla and orange peel. Pair with aged cheddar, dark chocolate, game meats.

mulled wine - sales at the LCBO
Louis Roederer Premier Brut Champagne
Champagne, France NV
Vintages #268771
Save $5 - Now $69.95 Was $74.95

Ripe pear and apple, flint, toasted hazelnut. Pair with cheddar gougère, oysters or salmon.

Taittinger Brut Réserve Champagne
Champagne, France NV
Vintages #365312
Save $5 - Now $56.75 Was $61.75

Citrus, brioche, yellow apple. Pair with pâté, roast turkey, triple cream cheese.

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