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Dear Bacchus, September 13, 2013

T.S. Elliott wrote, "To know a place, you have to taste it."

This weekend is your chance to know and taste Canadian wines in their dazzling diversity. The latest wine picks feature our own wines from coast to coast.

Get the text shopping list showing stock for all 92 wines I've recommended at your closest stores.

On the Canadian wines theme, discover how Niagara and Prince Edward County wines differ in this  Google + Video (to the left) with respected vintner Norm Hardie.

He also talks about why pinot noir is the holy grail for many winemakers. 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 Root Vegetable Gratin is a great long weekend.

Pair it with rich, full-bodied chardonnays or zesty pinot noirs that I've recommended in this week's picks. Here's the recipe ...  More »

Wine Tip of the Week
Contributor Tania Thomas (pictured left) of Vancouver is a graduate of the internationally-recognized Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Advanced Cerificate, based in London, England. As well, she holds the prestigious Certified Specialist of Wine designation from The Society of Wine Educators, based in Washington, DC.

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

In the video below, pioneering Ontario winemaker Ann Sperling of Southbrook Vineyards explains how organic and biodynamic wines are different, and what that means to the quality of the wines you taste. 

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