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                                                                                                              March 19, 2015
Hi Bacchus,

We're California bound this weekend at the LCBO ... even if you can't escape to the sunshine state, you can have it in your glass with Saturday's LCBO Vintages Release.

There's also a strong selection of big red wines from the southwest of France. Here's your shopping list to see which wines are available in your closest LCBO stores.

Why are some wines so much more expensive than others? You'll find insight on that below plus our game show-style video on this topic - Is the (Wine) Price Right? - on CTV's The Social.


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Chicken and Canadian Gouda Couscous Recipe

This recipe for Chicken and Canadian Gouda couscous is so fast and easy to prepare, and it’s also the perfect combination of creamy and crunchy to chase away any remaining winter blues.

Here's the quick recipe and wine pairings ...

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How to Start or Improve Your Wine Cellar?

You don’t have to have the budget of an eighteenth-century aristocrat to cellar wine. You can start as simply as you like, with one wine rack purchased at a home furniture store, and add more as your collection grows.

Of course, higher-end options exist including wine fridges and custom-built wine cellars.

Here are tips on building and stocking your cellar ...


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5 Surprising Facts about Cava

Cava is the name for sparkling wine made in Spain, think of it as the Champagne of Spain, except it's about a third of the price of Champagne.

Spain has adopted similar regulations to Champagne, as Cava may only be used to name a wine if it was made using the traditional Méthode Champenoise.

Here's more on Cava wines, plus those you can buy in stores now ...

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CTV's The Social: Is the (Wine) Price Right?

On CTV’s The Social, we chat about how wines are priced: does a $100 wine taste ten times better than a $10 one? How can you spot the bargains in the liquor store?

Can you do better than the hosts at guessing which wines are the expensive ones on the table?

You can watch the video above.



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