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                                                                                                              August 20, 2015
Hi Bacchus,

The focus of Saturday's LCBO Vintages Release on wines scoring 90+ points out of 100 reminds me of Mae West's quip:

“The score never interested me, only the game.”

Many winemakers and wine drinkers would agree, believing that a wine's essence can't be captured in a number.

However, as Vince Lombardi asked, "If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?"

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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CTV's The Social: Is the Price Right?

Often we consider a wine's price with its score: a quality-price ratio (QPR).

In the segment above, along with the hosts of CTV's The Social, we play a fun wine version of the game show The Price is Right and chat about why certain wines are more expensive than others.

You can watch the video here.

Stay tuned, as we'll be chatting about wine on The Social again on September 17 ...

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Romancing the Score: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

They called it a tempest in a wine glass: two of the world’s most respected wine writers facing off against one another over one bottle of wine.

Of course, there’s nothing unusual about critics disagreeing, even vehemently.

But this time, the debate degenerated into a rumble over the definition of wine itself—and the integrity of the critics ...

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Recipe: Chicken and Canadian Cheddar Sliders

It’s easy to resort to the standard hot dogs and hamburgers at the cottage or in the backyard.

Take a break from the standard summer fare with this recipe featuring smooth Canadian Cream Cheese and yummy Canadian Cheddar. Combining the cheese with seasoned chicken breasts makes them the perfect lunchtime meal.

If you’re lucky, you’ll even have leftovers for dinner. Here's the quick, easy recipe ...


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