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Natalie Maclean

Best wines in your liquor store
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Dear Bacchus, December 20, 2013

Looking for a gift bottle? On CBC Ontario Morning and Metro Morning, we chatted about how to choose a great wine in your liquor store.

This shopping list shows the stock for each wine at your closest stores to save you the run-around.

On CBC, we also discussed the announcement enabling Ontario VQA wines to be sold at farmers' markets. You can listen to both clips.

Join us Monday on CTV News when we talk about sparkling wines for the new year.

Avoid line-ups altogether with a gift subscription to my wine reviews. With just a few clicks, you can decide when your gift will be delivered to their e-mail inbox with an electronic bow.

All the best to you and your family for the holidays!


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

You can get the text shopping list that shows the number of bottles for each wine in your closest liquor stores. More »

Wine Pairing of the Week
This recipe for Mascapone Truffles great for this time of year.

Pair this dish with a chardonnay since the base is cheese so these are savoury not as sweet as chocolate truffles. Here's the recipe ...  More »

Wine Tip of the Week
Contributor Louise Wilson (pictured left) is an author and accredited sommelier with the International Sommelier Guild (ISG).

Check out her reviews, along with those of the fastest growing and most passionate community of wine reviewers in the country.

In the video below, Louise and I chat about the gorgeous wine maps in The Wine Lover's Colouring Book. It's a terrific way to learn about the wine regions of the world, and makes a great holiday gift too.

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