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                                                                                                              August 6, 2015
Hi Bacchus,

As we move into election mode, I'm reminded of the keen observation from former US President George W. Bush: "Wine is like beer except different."

That nuance has guided my top wine picks to pair with each political party in this Saturday's LCBO Vintages Release:

Robust young reds that need time, but will age well; blue chip Bordeaux from traditional producers (though there's a price to pay) and it turns out that orange is the new black in wine.

Here's the complete list of wines showing the LCBO stores closest to you that have them in stock now. Check back Friday for updates, and stock up for those debates.


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P.S. Here's the August Edition of my Top 20 Wines Under $20: Bottles that Get My Vote


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Global TV: Are Summer Wines Different from Winter?

Carolyn and I chat about the secrets to finding great wines in the liquor store for summer.

How does the weather (and your body temperature) change the wines you drink?

You can watch the video here.

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CBC Radio: Social Media's Most Surprising Impact on Wine

On CBC radio drive-home shows across Canada this week, we discuss why social media discovery of wine is more powerful than Google search.

Why is 140 characters better than lengthy articles about wine?

TLDR = Too Long Didn't Read ;)

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Recipe: Canadian Mascarpone Cheese, Oat Crisp & Berries

A dollop of fresh Canadian Mascarpone cheese with berries and oat crisp on fresh cantaloupe is a glorious summer treat. Pair it with a dry, zesty rosé and long, lazy afternoons.

Here's the quick, easy, no-bake recipe ...


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