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Dear Bacchus, August 30, 2013

Just in time for your long weekend are some terrific wines in this week's wine picks, including robust Australia shiraz and silky Ontario pinot noir.

Get the text shopping list showing stock for all 53 wines I've recommended at your closest liquor stores.

You can also take a sneak peak at my reviews for the September 14 wines, featuring Ontario wines as well as New Zealand pinot noir and Californian zinfandel.

Join me tonight on CBC's Lang and O'Leary Exchange, the national television news program with hosts Amanda Lang and Kevin O'Leary (also of Dragon's Den and Shark Tank).

We'll be chatting at 4:20 pm EST about trends in the Canadian wine industry as well as emerging new regions to watch from the perspective of Canada's largest wine site and social media community.

Speaking of Kevin O'Leary, you may find this Google + Video (to the left) about his wines of interest. He's definitely the "merchant of truth" even when it comes to wine ;)

Enjoy your 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 Three Cheese Caribbean Rice with Shrimp is a great long weekend dish.

Pair it with sparkling wine or a zesty riesling or sauvignon blanc that I've recommended in this week's picks. Here's the recipe ...  More »

Wine Tip of the Week
Contributor Nick Onischuk (pictured left) of Ottawa is a graduate of the Algonquin College Sommelier Program.

Check out his reviews, along with those of the fastest growing and most passionate community of wine reviewers in the country. 

In the video below, cheese expert Janice Beaton of Calgary talks about pairing Canadian cheese with wine.

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