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Dear Bacchus, January 18, 2012

Several spectacular B.C. wines hit the LCBO store shelves in tomorrow's Vintages Release. Several of them below are hosting their own Twitter tasting next Thursday, January 24 at 8 p.m.

Pick up a few bottles this weekend and you can join them that evening. They’ve chosen the hashtag #ONtastesBC so you can follow the conversation. You'll find more wines in the Jan 19 wine picks here.

'Tis the season of exchanges and returns
. To help you get through the more trying experiences, I've paired several
wines with bad customer service in More Magazine.

Meanwhile, giving the gift of wine is a great idea year-round: doubles are fine, one size fits all and it's easy to re-gift. Listen to our chat about tips on choosing the right one and favourite Ontario wines on CBC Fresh Air.

Have a great weekend!
P.S. You can find details on how I taste and review wines and what my scores and reviews mean here.


Wines of the Week
Here are all my picks for Best Value and Top Rated red, white, sparkling, rose and dessert wines. More »

Wine Pairing of the Week
I love food cookbook author Carla Johnson's recipes for  "Grandma Started It"; Chicken Cacciatore and her equally whimsically named “Comfort of Home” Sherry Potatoes ... More »

Wine Tip of the Week
Dragon's Den host Kevin O'Leary below is known as the Merchant of Truth. How would he pitch his own new Niagara wine brand on the show? What advice does he have for both the wine industry and wine consumers?

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