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Dear Bacchus, December 7, 2012

Tomorrow is the last wine picks for this year, and it's a big one: lots of wines for holiday entertaining and gift-giving.

Maclean's Magazine published a great piece on why Ontario wines are so good these days. If you're dining out during the holiday season, these tips from a CBC interview on bring your own bottle (BYOB) may be helpful.

There's also advice on finding bargain bottles for the holiday season in this column from the Providence Journal, which also reviews Unquenchable.

It's been an inspiring week listening to the stories of speakers at Canada's Most Powerful Women summit. Soooo looking forward to wine time this evening. Have a good one!


P.S. Take care of someone on your holiday list in a few clicks with a gift subscription to my wine reviews. You can set the date when they receive the gift, such as say, December 25.

Wines of the Week
Here are all my picks for Best Value and Top Rated red, white, sparkling, rose and dessert wines. More »

Wine Pairing of the Week
Here's a to-die-for holiday recipe for Rocky Road Cream Cheese Fudge paired with port or icewine  ... More »

Wine Tip of the Week
Contributor Mari Kane has an interesting piece on one of California's best zinfandel producers, Ravenswood, including an exclusive interview with winemaker Joel Peters.

In the the video chat below, Arlene Dickinson, of CBC's Dragon's Den, talks about women, women and business. Arlene spoke just before me at Canada's Most Powerful Women summit Wednesday. Her stories are so inspirational ... enjoy!

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