Imagine a really fine local red selling for about $7 a bottle, grown right here in Ontario. It doesn't really seem to exist at the moment... but is there any reason why that should be?
Hybrid grapes like Baco, Foch and Dechaunac could easily fit the bill.
About ten years ago, it was still possible to buy varietal Foch of tremendous quality for about $8-9 a bottle. These reds were oaked, and had a lot of personality. They were amazing wines to serve with pizza and ribs, and in good years, had enough body to stand alone as sipping wines.
And then, as if in near unison, most of those wines disappeared.
Dechaunac is a one case in point. Lakeview cellars made an amazing, straightforward varietal Dechaunac up until about 1999 that sold for under nine bucks a bottle. It was the perfect Ontarian vin de table. It went superbly with pizza, or wings. It was versatile and flavourful.
Such wines should still be available.