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Hi Natalie, February 3, 2011

My latest wine picks feature terrific reds from Tuscany (perfect for pasta), robust Washington reds and whites and some tasty sweet wines for Valentine's Day. I've highlighted the bargains too.

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This week's newsletter features tips on pairing wine with seafood and other dishes.


In my Feb. 5 picks, several of my favourite wines include Cono Sur Gewrztraminer, Trapiche Bonarda Broquel and Les Grandes Serres. I've also recommended 8 big reds from Tuscany. Here are all my top value and top rated picks ... More »

Author and chef Stephen Jack has contributed a wonderfully appetizing dish of Chinese Steamed Fish. The Chinese New Year was yesterday, but why not still celebrate this festival and pair this delicious, healthy meal with a zesty Riesling, Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc? Here's the recipe ... More »

Here are some quick tips on pairing fish with wine as well as other dishes, from salads to steaks. My rule of thumb: complement flavour, texture and weight between your glass and your plate ... More »

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