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Dear Bacchus, January 3, 2014

A new year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. Fortunately, that also works for wine ...

My inner wine cheapskate is excited about tomorrow's wine reviews -- all about bargain-priced wines under $20 (timely, post holiday-excess).

This shopping list shows the stock for each wine at your closest stores to save you the run-around.

             Also, it's time to get out of your wine rut.

             (Did you even know that you were in one?)

In this CTV News video, we talk about how to find new wines you'll love, much like Amazon recommends new books, as in ...

If you liked that wine, you'll also like this wine. Experiment and have fun this year!

Join us this Thursday, January 9, on CTV's The Social when we'll chat about icewine and reveal surprising facts about this unique dessert wine.

Thank-you for your support this past year. In December, we were the only wine site with higher traffic than the LCBO. With 156,000 passionate members, we're going to have an amazing 2014!

My wish for you this year is that every wine you drink is a sensory revelation and a shared story with good friends!


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

Wine Pairing of the Week
This Cheddar Stuffed Meats with Rosemary is an excellent comfort food snack for January.

Pair this dish with a robust cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc. Here's the recipe ...  More »

Wine Tip of the Week
Contributor Sean O'Regan (pictured left) is a graduate of the Algonquin College Sommelier Program as well as a director of the National Capital Sommelier Guild.

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

In the CTV video below, Bruce and I chat about how to spot bargain wines in the liquor store and the thrill of the hunt.

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