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Dear Bacchus, February 1, 2013

Just in time for Superbowl weekend, tomorrow's LCBO Vintages Release features some delicious, well-priced wines that can muscle in beside the beer.

You'll want some snacks too, so I asked sommelier Mike Pierce to pair Cracker Jacks, Skittles, salt & vinegar chips and even Froot Loops with wine in our video chat.

Going in the extreme opposite direction is the latest sommelier profile, this one featuring Steve Robinson in Ottawa Magazine. He offers great tips on pairing wine with molecular gastronomy.

Straddling these divides are the terrific B.C. wines. We tasted several of them together on Twitter last week.

I've been reviewing these wines for several years now, and it's fascinating to track their progress to the latest vintage.

Have a great weekend!
P.S. You can find details on how I taste and review wines and what my scores and reviews mean here.


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

Wine Pairing of the Week
Whether you're watching the Superbowl or House of Cards this weekend, this comfort food recipe for Adult Mac & Cheese with Gorgonzola & Leeks from chef Tracey Black, who owns the Ottawa gourmet food shop and catering business Epicuria ... More »

Wine Tip of the Week
Guest contributor and wine blogger Holly Bruns (left) has discovered an incredibly great robust red wine from Mexico that's just $11.95. It has an interesting background.

Janice Beaton (below) pairs wine and cheeses in the video chat below in case Skittles aren't your thing.

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