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Dear Bacchus, July 4, 2014

On Monday's CBC drive-home shows we chatted about terrific Canadian wines for grilled seafood, chicken and veggies.

Speaking of that, there are lots of great BBQ reds and whites in tomorrow's wine picks, including some  tasty Californian Zinfandel and Cabernet if you would like to toast to our neighbours for their July 4th celebrations.

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

We've started a new blog series to help you learn more about wine, and in particular, different types and styles of wine.

Choose any wine tagged as Wine Type to discover interesting trivia about it, as well as my top 10 wines to buy now, including Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Torrontes and more.

Featuring "5 Surprising Facts" about a wine is more fun than a dull-as-dishwater encyclopedia entry ... you can have an informed discussion about wine and still have a sense of humour ;)

Have a great weekend!

P.S. Over at CTV's The Social we're pairing terrific Canadian wines with NS lobster, BC salmon, Alberta beef and Quebec butter tarts.


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 a Summer Smoked Cheese Platter is perfect with Shiraz or Merlot. Here's the recipe ...  More »

Wine Tip of the Week
Sommelier and wine blogger Philippe Perault from Quebec was the winner of the Grand Prize for The Great Canadian Wine Match, a $3,000 Weber Summit Gas Grill.

You can see pictures of the blind tasting to select the final winning wines of The Great Canadian Wine Match here.

Find out who the winners were of 25 BBQ Cookbooks and three sets of cooking utensils.

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