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Natalie Maclean

Best Wines in Your Closest Liquor Store
Bargain wine reviews under $20
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Dear Bacchus, May 23, 2014

I've launched my list of the Top 20 Red Wines Under $20 > A Conscious Coupling of Quality and Price.

(Thanks to Gwyneth Paltrow for the inspiration.)

This shopping list tells you how many bottles are in stock at your closest LCBO stores.

I'll update this monthly, and yes, there will be a white wine version coming soon.

Meanwhile, there are some mind-blowing red wines from the Rhone Valley being released in tomorrow's wine picks.

This southern region of France continues to amaze me for its off-the-charts QPR (Quality to Price) ratio.

Here's your shopping list for those Vintages Release wines, again showing you the closest stores that have them.

You can also take a sneak peak at my top picks for June 7, which features big reds from Australia & dry French rose.

Enjoy the glorious weather this weekend!


P.S. On our next wine segment for CTV's The Social, we'll be pairing wines with iconic Canadian foods.

Separately, on Canada AM, we will be saluting the best Canadian wines.

Got some suggestions for either segment as to which wines and foods to feature?

I'd love to hear from you -- please e-mail me.

Wines of the Week
Here are all my  Best Value and Top Rated red, white, sparkling, rosé and dessert wines. This text wine shopping list shows the number of bottles for each wine in your closest liquor stores. More »

Wine Pairing of the Week
This Recipe for Barbecue Cheddar Bruschetta is a great starter for outdoor grilling this weekend.

Pair it with the Rhone red wines that I've recommended above. Here's the recipe ...  More »

Wine Tip of the Week
Contributor Steve Cranny (pictured left), an International Sommelier Guild (ISG) Sommelier, has selected our Wine of the Week, a full-bodied Italian Brunello to celebrate National Waiter's Day.

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

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