Looking For A Great Ripasso?

Let the WineAlign Critics help you find the Right Wine for the Right Price, Right Now!

Get Your Free Access Now

Top 5 Ripasso at the LCBO

Find the BEST wines in YOUR price range

  • Over 125,000 wines reviewed and ranked
  • Reviews from Canada's top professional wine critics
  • Articles by Canada's best wine writers
Start drinking better wine now

Latest Articles

John Szabo’s Vintage’s Preview April 27th: Best of Vintages, Oregon and Spain


By John Szabo MS, with notes from David Lawrason, Sara d’Amato and Michael Godel This week we bring you an assortment of smart buys from the Vintages April 27th release (with much alignment), including the crü’s top picks from the Pacific Northwest, which is in the spotlight this week. In a separate, special report, Michael […] More

Special Report: Emerging Oregon


Getting deeper into Oregon, thanks to a recent masterclass and trade tasting, as well as a private sit-down interview with the thoughtful David Adelsheim of Adelsheim Vineyard by Michael Godel When I think of Oregon, it delivers me to a place where you saddle up to a pioneer town bar and lie beneath a blanket […] More

A John Szabo Feature: New Spain


by John Szabo MS Awareness and popularity of Spanish wines in Canada lags desperately behind the US market (and many others), so it was a real pleasure to see the country in the spotlight here in April with two significant tastings, both for the first time in Toronto. The inaugural visit of winery association Grandes […] More

National Wine Awards of Canada

Discover Canada's best wines! In 2016, 22 judges tasted 1,535 wines from 230 wineries across the country to identify Canada's top wines.

View Award-Winning Wines

World Wine Awards of Canada

Seventeen judges tasted 1,000 wines in 21 categories in 2015 to find the world's best wines sold in Canada under $50.

View Award-Winning Wines



Ripasso

Ripasso is an Italian red wine from Valpolicella made by fermenting young wine with the unpressed but drained skins and lees left over from making Amarone. Today, the ripasso method, originally invented by Masi, is made by a number of producers, often using their own variations of this basic method. Ripasso is a very full, rich red wine though it normally has a lighter taste than Amarone wines which makes it easier to combine with food, and it is typically less expensive than Amarone.