Wine Access Magazine

Wine Access Magazine

September 01, 2010 18:00 ET

Wine Access Reveals the Best Labour Day Wines from the 2010 International Value Wine Awards

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 1, 2010) - The Wine Access International Value Wine Awards (IVWA) is North America's premier value wine competition. Held annually in Calgary, Alberta, the IVWA seeks out the best wines retailing for $25 CDN or less anywhere in the Canadian market. Full results will appear in the October/November issue of Wine Access magazine. Below we present the best Labour Day weekend wines from the IVWA winners - no matter what your personal taste, or how you intend to serve it, one of these wines is sure to brighten your long weekend!

Labour Day weekend isn't the official end of summer but, for most Canadians, it is the time when we shift our focus toward the fall, cooler days and nights and red wine. Wine Access editor-in-chief Anthony Gismondi selected some favourite fall reds from among the dozens of bargain wines awarded the coveted Judges' Choice medals at the Wine Access 2010 International Value Wine Awards. The picks below signal the breadth and depth of the IVWA winners and make up a list of must-drink fall wines at affordable prices for all Canadians.

    89 Bleasdale 2008 Second Innings Malbec, Langhorne Creek, South Australia $15-$17
    89 Jackson-Triggs Okanagan 2007 Proprietors' Reserve Merlot, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada $14-$18
    89 Yalumba 2007 Y Series Shiraz Viognier, South Australia $15-$18
    88 Bodegas Castaño 2006 Lujuria, Yecla, Valencia and Murcia, Spain $11-$13
    88 MGM 2007 Barbera D'Asti Ricossa, Piedmont, Italy $13-$16
    88 Santa Carolina 2008 Reserva Carmenère, Valle del Rapel, Region del Valle Central, Chile $12
    87 De Bortoli 2009 dB Family Selection Shiraz, New South Wales, Australia $11-$13
    87 Cecchetti 2009 Redtree Pinot Noir, California, United States $14-$16
    87 Errazuriz 2008 Estate Merlot, Valle del Curicó, Region del Valle Central, Chile $12-$16
    87 Michel Torino 2009 Cuma Organic Malbec, Salta, Argentina $10-$14

Full results and tasting notes will appear in the October/November issue of Wine Access magazine.

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Home to Canada's most celebrated and respected wine critics, led by editor-in-chief Anthony Gismondi, Wine Access magazine is the last word on wine in Canada. With more than 100 reviews in each issue and a plethora of wine and food tips, Wine Access embraces all levels of wine consumers equally and enthusiastically from the insanely passionate to the weekend tippler. For more information, visit

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