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                                                                                                                        July 9, 2015
Hi Bacchus,

The Pan-Am Games remind me of this Jack Lemmon quip: "If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball."

In fact, it's easier to make friends with great wine while watching the games this week.

This Saturday's LCBO Vintages Release has lots of sporting wines to celebrate a victory or drown a loss (same net effect really).

Here's the complete list of wines showing the LCBO stores closest to you that have them in stock now (check Friday as well).


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P.S. I've also posted 92 new reviews of wines in the LCBO Vintages Essentials Collection, available year-round in stores. 


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CBC TV News: Why Wine Works Well with Cheese

Marivel and I chat about great pairings on CBC TV News.

I've also noted some surprising cheese health benefits in this video post.

You can get these tips and watch the video here.

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Top 50 Wines Under $15 for Weddings & Parties

You want to serve your guests great wines at your wedding or party, but you don't want to blow the budget.

Here are my Top 50 Wines Under $15 also showing you your closest LCBO stores that have them in stock now.

As a bonus, here are my 20 Best Bubblies Under $20 for wedding toasts, and the most Gorgeous Gift Wines for the happy couple.

And yes, those newlyweds above are holding their glasses incorrectly, but they have their whole lives ahead of them to figure that out, among other things ;)

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Smoked Canadian Cheddar Platter

Backyard pool parties are the best. But staying in the sun all day can leave you and your guests fatigued and most of all, hungry.

If you find yourself hosting or invited to a backyard bash, serve something that’s always a satisfying crowd-pleaser: a delicious Canadian cheese platter and wines ...


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