Food & Drink

Full Bodied Reds That Won’t Break the Bank

Reds Under $15

I’m happy to share three recommendations from the Shop & Tell community for mouth-watering reds under $15. They range in price from $12.95 to $14.95 (at LCBO).

First up, a Nero D’Avola by Cusumano. Nero d’Avola is a lesser known Sicilian grape variety that produces a full-bodied wine, in the same boldness as Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, and is known for its bold fruit-forward flavours. This particular wine, by Cusumano, is a deep ruby colour with cherry and plum flavours, and is a great wine to serve with steak or burgers.  Find it at LCBO for $12.95.


Next a South African Cabernet Sauvignon – Nederburg, $12.95 at LCBO. Flavours include black cherry, red current and vanilla. Recommended pairings include beef stew, lamb or mature cheeses.

We’ll round out the post in the Vintages section at LCBO, where I found Perez Cruz Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, squeaking in just under the price point at $14.95. It’s a Chilean Cab, and has earned a big name for itself in wine circles as an excellent wine at a surprising price point.



Cheers to the weekend!