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Hi Bacchus, September 12, 2014

Romancing the Score: are 90+ point wines the holy grail for drinkers?

Here's my take on what wine ratings really tell us, as well as my own scoring system.

Tomorrow's wine picks feature a big release of spectacular Ontario wines, many from the fabulous 2010 and 2012 vintages.

Plus, there are some incredible deals from the Rhone Valley, South Africa, California and Australia.

This shopping list tells you how many bottles are in stock at your closest liquor stores, or sort and search them here.

Thanks for your fantastic feedback on the new web site! Keep your suggestions coming ;)

I've recommended my favourite fall wines on CTV Morning Live (video lower left). Enjoy!

P.S. Join us on CTV's The Social September 25 for tips on visiting wineries, including spitting your wine.

On Global Television September 26, we'll discuss how this year's harvest is going.



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Wines of the Week
Here are all my  Best Value and Top Rated red, white, sparkling, rosé and dessert wines. This text wine shopping list shows the number of bottles for each wine in your closest liquor stores. More »

Wine Pairing of the Week
This Recipe for Cream of Roasted Red Pepper with Bocconcini Soup pairs beautifully with both Sauvignon Blanc and Rose. Here's the recipe ...  More »

Wine Tip of the Week
Ottawa wine blogger and passionate home cook Courtney Flood (left) has contributed her first mouth-watering recipe for baked lasagna paired with wine in a new regular series of wine and food pairings.

Check out Courtney's reviews, along with those of the fastest growing, most passionate community of wine reviewers in the country.

To celebrate TIFF -- the Toronto International Film Festival -- I wrote of series of articles about wine in the movies.

In the post below, we look at how winemaking can be made ridiculous in Hollywood when seemingly there's not a wine consultant on the set ;)

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5 Surprising Facts About Ripasso Wines

Learn more about the fascinating history and taste of all types of wine in this series of blog posts.

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