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Dear Bacchus, June 6, 2014

Smokin! The search to find Canada's Best BBQ Wine is heating up ...

This battle of the bottles is sparking fierce regional rivalry between BC, Ontario, Quebec and NS. Vote for your favourite wines today!

And if you nominate a wine, you could win a $3,000 Weber Gas Grill or one of 30 other prizes.

In other tech news, Apple has just named our new iPhone wine app one of the Best New Apps on the iTunes Storefront.

The app has lot of new features, and it's free. Get it here.

There's also the Android app and the mobile site for other smartphones.

On another burner, we have some sizzling wine picks in tomorrow's wine picks.

The focus is on full-bodied Australian wines, including lots of hinkin' big Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Chardonnay ... all excellent gift wines for Father's Day next Sunday.

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

You can also take a sneak peak at my top picks for the June 21 Vintages Release.  Enjoy your weekend!


P.S. You can listen to one of our coast-to-coast CBC radio chats that we just did about The Great Canadian Wine Match.

On Monday, we'll be chatting about that and new iPhone wine app on CTV News.


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 Japanese Grilled Steak Sandwich with Melting Havarti Cheese is ready for your grill this weekend. Pair it with the full-bodied cabernets that I've recommended this week. Here's the recipe ...  More »

Wine Tip of the Week
Contributor Olivier de Maisonneuve (pictured left), is an accredited sommelier and wine blogger from Quebec. His nomination for the Best Canadian Dessert Wine is in the lead for the Quebec region.

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

In the video below, several passionate wine lovers from coast to coast talk about the wines they're nominating in The Great Canadian Wine Match via Google + Video Hangouts.

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