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Dear Bacchus, July 19, 2013

They say you can't buy happiness, but you can buy wine and that's kind of the same thing ;)

To help you with that, I've launched a new Google+ Page with great wines you can buy ... if it makes you happy, please click on the "Follow" button (same as a Facebook like).

Here are my top picks for tomorrow's wine picks plus a text shopping list showing stock for all 79 wines I've recommended.

You can also look at the reviews for the August 3 wines (seven are published in the Vintages Catalogue and store shelf slips, the most quoted Canadian source of reviews). I hope you find them useful.

Have you taken sommelier or wine courses? I'd love to hear from you on the value of this training. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the Algonquin Sommelier Program

In the video to the left, we chat about pairing Le Clos Jordanne Chardonnay and chicken with the winners of the Gold Medal for Canada's Best Wine with Chicken. Enjoy your weekend,

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
This recipe for Grilled Fruit Salad with Bocconcini and Mint is perfect with some of the light dessert wines I've recommended. Here's the recipe ...  More »

Wine Tip of the Week
Contributor Heather Wall (pictured left) of Ottawa is also a graduate of the Algonquin Sommelier Program. Check out her reviews, along with those of the fastest growing and most passionate community of wine bloggers in the country. 

In the radio chat below we talk about wines for summer BBQs, seafood and picnics on CJAD, one of one largest morning talk shows in the country.

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