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Dear Bacchus, March 28, 2014

Remember when buying wine at the liquor store was like buying drugs?  Wines weren’t displayed; they were kept behind locked doors. 

Today, the LCBO Vintages and SAQ fine wine selections are often tucked away in the back of the stores, much like the adult video section. However, it’s not meant to hide the elicit juice from us.

Here are 5 insider tips about LCBO Vintages, plus 5 reasons to love a Product Consultant, whether at the LCBO or SAQ.

Tomorrow's LCBO Vintages Release features incredible wines in the $12 to $15 range. You can also take a sneak peak at my April 12 reviews.

There are also great  wines in the SAQ that we chatted about this morning on Montreal's CJAD Andrew Carter show.

Here's your shopping list showing you the closest stores that have these wines.

Enjoy your weekend, and may the road rise up to meet you and the wind be on your back as you head to the liquor store!


P.S. That charming Aussie winemaker Matt Fowles (left) is in Canada hosting tastings over the next few weeks.

His Shiraz called Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch is more than a fun label: it's a terrific wine.


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