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Dear Bacchus, November 22, 2013

The race for the finals is on! Vote for your favourite wines today:

Joy to the World Holiday Wine Match

The top 5 wines under $25 are duking it out to be named the best wine to pair with holiday dishes.

Discover some new wines among the finalists for your holiday dinners and gift-giving. Pour like Santa, save like Scrooge ;)

This week's wine picks include some real stunners, with lots of great bottles for the holidays.

You can get the text shopping list that shows the stock for each wine in your closest liquor stores.

You can also take a sneak peak at my top picks for the December 7 release.

Meanwhile, what's all the fuss about Beaujolais Nouveau? I chatted about these wines on CBC Ontario Morning today and have posted my reviews of the better ones.

On a more sober note, what will the new European trade deal mean for the Canadian wine industry? Some interesting insights from Dianne Bruckner, host of CBC's Dragon's Den.


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

You can get the text shopping list that shows the number of bottles for each wine in your closest liquor stores. More »

Wine Pairing of the Week
This recipe for Brie Soup is true comfort food for chillier evenings.

Pair this dish with a buttery chardonnay from California that I've recommended. Here's the recipe ...  More »

Wine Tip of the Week
Contributor Pat Anderson (pictured left) is an active food and wine blogger, as well as professional designer and photographer.

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

In the CTV Morning Live video below, Leanne and I chat about some of the nominated wines in the Joy to the World Holiday Wine Match.

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