The Cave de Lugny Brut Blanc de Blancs Crémant de Bourgogne ($22.95; 11.5% alc./vol.) is 100% Chardonnay and priced at a fraction of its high-end counterparts. It boasts a harmonious blend of citrus-lemon notes and a subtle essence of wet stone, delivering a crisp mineral finish, which makes it the perfect aperitif-style sparkling wine.  Find it here.

Moving to Bordeaux’s Haut-Médoc is the Château Picourneau 2020 ($19.95; 13.5% alc./vol.). Wines from this region are usually Cabernet Sauvignon, the Picourneau surprises with a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Petit Verdot. It’s a deep shade of red, with scents of black and red berries, complemented by enticing roasted notes. As hails it, it’s a “fresh, ripe, very approachable Haut-Médoc that offers wide appeal at a great price.” Find it right here.

Wherever you find yourself this weekend, we should always cheers to discovery.


Both Cave de Lugny and Château Picourneau are represented in Ontario by Woodman Wines And Spirits.

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