$15 or less
WHAT : Henry of Pelham Sur Lie Chardonnay 2004 VQA (white)
RATING : NNN
WHERE : Niagara Peninsula
WHY : You're probably getting ready to sit down to turkey, and a number of wines would go well with it. If you want to go white, this is a good choice. Its got the approachability of a chardonnay, but without the oak, it doesn't get too big. Could also work for vegetarian options.
PRICE : 750 ml/$11.95
AVAILABILITY : general LCBO release. Product #291211
WHAT : Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Brouilly (red)
RATING : NNN
WHERE : Beaujolais, France
WHY : Another bird-worthy choice. Not to be confused with the more publicized nouveau, this wine comes specifically from the Brouilly region of Beaujolais. Soft, light and bright, it has a spicy kick that will help cut through the gravy slush. Look for the bottle that resembles a bowling pin.
PRICE : 750 ml/$18
AVAILABILITY : general LCBO release. Product #70540
Sips and nips
WHAT : Remy Martin XO Excellence Cognac
RATING : NNNNN
WHERE : Cognac, France
WHY : Aged an average age of 25 years, this cognac doesn't have to show its ID. Its maturity is apparent in the glass and the mouth, suffusing both with a rich glow. A knockout combination of intensity and smoothness. Expensive, yes, but you'll be drinking this slowly.
PRICE : 750 ml/$185.20, product #583468; 375 ml/$99.95, product #604918
AVAILABILITY : At selected liquor stores.
N = Under the bridge NN = Drinkable NNN = Cheers NNNN = Intoxicating NNNNN = Liquid gold