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Dear Bacchus, May 24, 2013

We're into the finalist showdown for The Great Canadian Wine Match: just 5 wines are battling it out in each category to be named to Canada's Best Wine for beef, chicken, seafood, cheese, pizza and dessert.

Vote today for your favourites - and discover some new wines to try. You can vote once a day only until June 1 ... and tip the scales for who wins.

In my columns for the Huffington Post and Zoomer Magazine this week, I featured the 5 finalists for Canada's Best Wine with Chicken. Finalists in the other categories will be featured next week.

Want to taste more local wines? Plan to take in the 1000 Island Wine & Food Festival June 14 and 15. This is a gorgeous part of Ontario near Brockville with a scenic drive along the water. Great weekend get-away or easy day trip.

You'll find 20 of my notes and scores published in the May 25 and June 8 Vintages Wine Catalogues, the most quoted source of reviews.

Get your shopping list ready for tomorrow, and take a sneak peak at the June 8 selections.

Have a great weekend!

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
This recipe for Canadian Pan-Seared Halibut is a terrific weekend dish: delicious yet light and easy to make. Pair it with, what else, zesty Canadian white wines. Here's the recipe ...

Wine Tip of the Week
Contributor Adam Bower (pictured left) of Halifax is the champion for several Nova Scotia finalist wines in The Great Canadian Wine Match. He's a particular fan of east coast seafood and wine. Check out his best NS seafood wine.

In the video below, I chatted with the editor of Great Wine News Magazine about the wine match, including future competitions for international wines. Stay tuned ...

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