Rod Phillips is back with his hugely popular guide to the best wines currently on sale from the Liquor Board of Ontario's General Purchase and Vintage Essential lists. Now in its ninth edition, Rod has sipped and re—sipped over 1500 wines to bring you his 500 top choices from the LCBO, adding over 100 new picks for 2017.
The 500 Best—Value Wines in the LCBO is the wine purchaser's bible, with accessible, jargon—free descriptions of white, red, sparkling and dessert wines from around the world. Five—star ratings with suggested food pairings and a sweetness indicator help the consumer select what wine is right for any occasion, all with up—to—date prices and information on grape varieties and vintage. Each entry includes a space for notes, so you can keep track of your own preferences as you search for the perfect wine to accompany a meal, or just to enjoy on its own.
Rod Phillips is professor of history at Carleton University, Ottawa, and the author of a number of books on alcohol and wine, including 9000 Years of Wine — A World history, shortly to be published by Whitecap and eight editions of The 500 Best—Value Wines in the LCBO. His books have been translated into many languages. He writes a weekly wine column for the Ottawa Citizen, writes on wines and spirits for NUVO Magazine, and has contributed to wine media such as The World of Fine Wine (U.K.), Wine Spectator (U.S.), and Vines (Canada). He is known for his in—depth knowledge and understanding of wine, and he has judged at wine competitions in Canada, France, Italy, Chile, and New Zealand.