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Dear Natalie, September 17, 2011

I love the fall (sweater weather): we feel the crisp air that smells fresh, we eat ripe, deeply flavoured produce and sense a renewed vigour to learn, travel and taste life.

If you'd like to dive deeper into wine this fall, consider that book to your left :)  Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search for the World's Best Bargain Wines combines stories about hilarious winemakers and gorgeous, remote vineyards with practical how-to tips on how to find those wines in your liquor store and pair them with sumptuous meals.

Thank-you for making it the #1 wine book on Amazon based on pre-orders. The first media review from The Library Journal of America was published yesterday ... gulp.

Today's wine picks feature 2008 Bordeaux, silky Pinot Noir from New Zealand and some terrific Californian Chardonnay.

In honour of the Toronto Film Festival, I've also included my favourite movie moment with wine below.   

Wines of the Week
Here are my top wine picks for September 17. There is also an amazing Malbec from Argentina, some reasonably priced bubblies and one of my favourite zinfandels from California. Here are my reviews .... More »

Wine Pairing of the Week
Tracey Black's recipe for Spanish-style tapas are perfect for quick, delicious entertaining: Marinated Chevre with Roasted Tomato and Grilled Artichoke. The pairing? Spanish whites, of course, but also a terrific New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Here's the recipe... More »

Wine Tip of the Week
I often get distracted by a wine scene in a movie ... what are they pouring, I wonder as I try to see the label, and how are they holding the glass? Here's one of my favourite movie moments with wine ... More »

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