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Dear Natalie, October 15, 2011

I've been getting questions on why there are sharks, sheep, predatory hawks, polo horses, goats and magpies in my new book Unquenchable ... well this is the back-up strategy if the wine angle doesn't work out :) 

Here's the inevitable YouTube book trailer video to show you why there's an unusal mix (it's mercifully short):

Today's Wines include some spectacular red wines from Tuscany and Piedmont as well as premium red and white wines from Argentina, among a wide range of styles and regions in the 62 wines I recommended.

As we slip into chillier weather, we indulge in more robust meals, such as a juicy rare steak or prime rib. I've included my pairing tips for these dishes below... an don't worry, I am not pairing wine with polo horses.



Wines of the Week
In addition to my top wine picks today, there is also a wide range of premium whiskies, and speaking of that, when you buy a ticket for one of my book tour events, you will also get a free ticket to a terrific whisky tasting in Ottawa. Here are my reviews ....  More »

Wine Pairing of the Week
Here's a terrific recipe for shrimp, bacon and walnut salad from Shari Goodman. She's paired it with a luxuriously rich Chardonnay from New Zealand. It's quick and easy to make ... More »

Wine Tip of the Week
I look at my wine wardrobe the way I look at my clothing and I think as the weather turns colder, you want to look at the warmer wines. So as the weather cools down, I look for robust reds, particularly Australian Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile or California, or Argentinian Malbec ... More »

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