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Hi Natalie, January 6, 2011

I hope you had a terrific holiday! Now that we're into January, wine bargains are hitting the liquor store shelves, with lots of tasty wines under $15 among my picks below. Stock up, keep warm.

If you're one of the 10,869 web sites or blogs that posted my free Drinks Matcher pairing tool before July last year, please update it now with the new code here. It only takes 3 clicks to post this tool that will get visitors coming back to to your site for more food and wine pairings.

Just for fun, I paired wine and books in a recent column in the Globe & Mail. You'll find those under the wine tip below. Here's to a delicious 2011 ahead of us!

The Vintages release this Saturday features so many terrific reds and whites under $15 from many regions, but especially Argentina, Chile, South Africa and Australia.

I've highlighted my top value and top rated picks so you can grab your text-only shopping list. More »

Our featured recipe is a Roasted Fig and Gorgonzola Quiche that would be amazing with the Suzanna Balbo Torrontes or Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc that I've recommended.

This savoury recipe is from Melanie Seccani who offers both cooking classes and catering ... More »

I enjoy pairing books with wine. Wuthering Heights is stormier with a glass of brooding shiraz.

Pinot noir, otherwise known as the heartbreak grape because it's so difficult to grow, pairs well with The Scarlet Letter. I can't pick up A Tale of Two Cities without drinking a ... More »

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