French Revival - 2 great new wines now available at the LCBO


Volo Biou Grenache Vin de Pays d'Oc IGP

Grenache is one of the region’s most famous grape varieties
and perfectly adapts to Southern France’s climate.
This wine has aromas of black cherry, blackberry
and peppery gingerbread.
On the palate, fruity in the attack, followed by black fruit
and mild spice 
with liquorice and pepper notes in the finish.
Pair with red meat, lamb or hard cheeses. 

Yes, that's right, there is there a flying bull on the label...
“Volo Biou” means “flying bull” in Occitan,
a romance language still spoken in Southern France.
Legend has it that during the middle ages,
a small village in the Languedoc region,
had generous grape harvest. What could be wrong with that?
Well, those grapes produced wines that were so acidic,
the locals could not drink it.
So, the mayor decided to organise a festival
to help sell this undrinkable wine.
He invited all the surrounding villages to come
see a bull fly through Saint-Ambroix.
Thousands came. The wine was drunk
and the bull probably did fly!

Want to know more of this legend?

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Yvon Mau Sauvignon Blanc 1500ml
Cotes de Gascogne 

Yvon Mau is a popular, successful
and well respected brand
at the LCBO so it was about time the Merlot 1.5L
had a white counterpart on shelves.

Aromas of mango and pineapple,
with fresh aromas of lemon and grapefruit,
and hints of white flowers and cassis buds.
The palate is fresh and lively,
revealing a broad array
of citrus and exotic fruit flavours.

The 1.5L size makes it perfect for a party.
Fire up the BBQ, grill up some big garlicky shrimp or squid
and serve with a chilled glasses of this white.
More of in indoors person?
Why not host a French-Mexican fuzion party!
Serve with nachos or tacos filled with veg
like avocado, tomatoes, green onions, olives.


To find availability in a local store near you, click on the bottle image.

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