Hello lovelies! It's time once again for our monthly wine picks. We are still dealing with COVID-19 and are in fact on day 75 of social distancing and stay at home guidelines, so trips to LCBO are still pretty limited. Home delivery isn’t viable at this time either, so buying alcohol hasn’t been top priority for us. That being said, we did manage to pick up a few bottles and thankfully, they were actually good. You never know at this price range, as we have gotten some fairly bad ones in the past, so we were pleased.
In March we featured two white wines and in April two reds, but this month we are back to our regular format with one of each. So without further ado, I bring you May’s picks!
Our white wine pick for May is Naked Grape Pinot Grigio. This is a medium-bodied, fruity and crisp Pinot Grigio from Arterra Wines Canada, Inc. The wine had a rating of XD (extra dry) on the sweetness scale and its alcohol percentage is a 12, but I find that rating to be a bit misleading. It is one of the sweetest Pinot Grigios I’ve tasted, with a very fruity flavor. This pairs well with fish and seafood as well as pasta dishes, as Pinot Grigio often does. It may border on being too sweet a Pinot Grigio for some, but I found it to be a quite refreshing and wouldn’t hesitate to have a glass on a warm summer day. The cost for this bottle was $9.95 CAD which is about $7.22 USD.
Our red wine pick for May is Mezzomondo Negroamaro Puglia IGT. This is a medium-bodied and fruity Negroamaro from Mgm Mondo Del Vino S.R.L. in Puglia, Italy. The wine has a rating of D (dry) on the sweetness scale and its alcohol percentage is a 13. This pairs well with grilled meats, spicy food, and tomato bruschetta, making it a great wine for gatherings and BBQs. I have to say that this wine was surprisingly good for this price range, and I can see us stocking it in the wine fridge in the future. The cost for this bottle was $10 CAD which is about $7.25 USD.
*Just a note on our currency conversions... these change daily as it all depends on the strength of both the Canadian and US dollar. Right now the currency conversion rate is definitely in favor of the US dollar, and will most likely be that way for a while, thanks once again to COVID-19.*
So there you have it, our two picks for May. Until next time, make sure you are following me on Instagram and Twitter and remember to be kind, be loving, & be better!