|November Colours '11|
An average price for these groups are calculated which could be a rationale for future purchases. However this is mute since my interest is as much in sampling different styles from different wine regions and searching for the best Value within a budget below $25 per.
For the complete list of wines click on REDS or WHITES+
Note: Ratings in this blog are based on the Wine Advocate Rating system summarized in the Side Panel. A 'Value' assigned for a wine is described in previous blogs details of which are also given in the Side Panel. Needless to say 'Value' wines are less likely to be available however the #nnnnnn link can be used to check LCBO inventory.
The following is an interpretation of my investment in wines from local wineries and the LCBO for the period from July 1st 'til end of 2011.
- Tastings for 192 wines were blogged: 74 whites, 86 reds, 6 Nouveau, 12 rosés, 13 sparklings and one Other. The reds and whites came from ten countries. Canada, or more specifically Niagara since our local monopoly doesn't stock other Province releases to any great extent, has the highest number with 52 wines purchased, 19 reds and 33 whites. The US (22,15/7), France (15,11/4) and Chile (16,8/8) came next with six other countries making up the rest.Two South African whites planned for December have been deferred until the New Year.
- During this period France had the higher percentage of wines, 12 of 15, rated 85+. Niagara had 27 (10 red, 17 white) of 52 in the 85+ range.
- The average price for 108 imported wines: for 41 whites it was $15.45 and for 67 reds, $16.44
- The average price for 52 Niagara (includes BC) wines: for 33 whites it was $20.70 and for 19 reds it was $21.06
- The average price for 75 imported wines rated 85+: for 24 whites it was $17.05 and for 51 reds, $17.70
- The average price for 27 Niagara wines rated 85+: for 17 whites it was $22.51 and for 10 reds it was $24.40
- Of the 86 reds 47 were considered good Value - 6 were from Niagara.
- Of the 74 whites 29 were considered good Value - 9 were from Niagara.
Numbers can be what they appear to be - just numbers… or they can lead to meaningful conclusions.