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                                                                                                              April 2, 2015
Hi Bacchus,

The spotlight is on robust Italian red wines and zesty whites this Saturday in the LCBO Vintages Release, plus a great selection of Ontario wines for your long weekend.

Here's your shopping list showing you which wines are available in your closest LCBO stores.

Take a sneak peak at my picks for April 18 and hop on over to tips for pairing wine with Easter dishes as well as terrific Kosher wines for Passover.


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Spicy Tuna with Melting Canadian Cheese Recipe

This recipe for Spicy Tuna topped with melting Canadian Cheese will defrost spring by this afternoon, guaranteed. It's a fresh take on traditional pizza and pairs well with crisp, fresh white wines like Sauvignon Blanc.

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

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Got Food? There's a wine for that.

We've launched a new Food Section with wine pairings and recipes for 35 food categories, from Grilled Chicken to Hawaiian Pizza; from Pasta in Tomato Sauce to Fresh Seafood.

Wine is fine on its own, but with the right food pairing, it rises to a new level of sensual pleasure, with both the wine and the food tasting better.

Discover some delicious new combos you've never tried; get wine suggestions for tough dishes like spicy curries, eggs, vegetables and chocolate ...

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Top 20 Wines Under $20: The April Hope Springs Eternal Edition

I've been flagging my top 20 wines under $20 for ten years now, and since this hot list is wildly popular on the web site, I'm going to include it in the newsletter going forward.

Every wine on this list tastes at least twice as expensive as it costs. They cover a wide range of styles, regions and food pairings. Here's your shopping list of which LCBO stores have them now ...

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Your Hip-Hop Guide to Easter Wine

On CTV News, we chat about how to pair wine with Easter favourites such as lamb, ham and chocolate bunnies.

Also, here's why fish clashes with red wine, plus great Kosher wines for Passover. 

You can watch the video above.


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