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                                                                                                    November 26, 2015
Hi Bacchus,

The child actress Shirley Temple told a reporter: “I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.”

You can recapture your own childhood magic of the holidays with the festive wines in this Saturday's LCBO Vintages Release.

Here's the complete list of wines showing the LCBO stores closest to you that have them in stock now to create your custom shopping list.


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P.S. Here are my best value-priced bubblies and top-rated sparkling wines for the holidays.

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CTV News: Sparkling Wines for the Holidays

In the CTV News video above, Leanne and I chat about terrific sparkling wines for the holidays, from classic Champagne to Spanish Cava and Canadian Sparkling Wine.

You can watch here: watch the video.

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How Sweet is My Wine?

Have you ever wondered what those sugar codes mean on the liquor store shelf?

How do you interpret different sweetness charts in liquor stores? What's the difference between "off-dry" and "medium-dry"?

How does the sugar code affect taste and calories?

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Holiday Recipe: Panettone Brie Tower 

This recipe for Panettone Brie Tower is the perfect dinner party dessert.

If you’re not familiar with Panettone, it’s a traditional Italian cake that is often gifted around the holidays.

Take it to a new level of delicious when you combine the chocolate bread with creamy Canadian brie and dulce de leche or caramelized "milk candy."

Here's the quick and easy recipe ....


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