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Hi Bacchus, August 15, 2014

Tomorrow's wine picks features robust red wines from the Rhone Valley (Syrah/Shiraz blends) and Argentina's Malbec, all great for grilled grub.

You can find the ratings for these wines instantly on the new wine mobile app that CTV's The Social featured this week as one of the top 5 apps to save you time.

This shopping list tells you how many bottles are in stock at your closest liquor stores, or sort and search them here.

My top picks for the August 30 release are already online, so start adding your favs to your own custom list.

Plus, here are bargain bottles from the regular section of the liquor store.

Meanwhile, we hit this issue head on:

Does wine make you fat?

If Bridget Jones (lower left) can have her chardonnay and lose 30 pounds at the same time, can you?

A related topic is the rising alcohol levels in wine. Alcohol, surprisingly, contributes more calories than does sugar in wine.

But there are other more serious taste and health issues at stake. What do you think?

Enjoy your weekend!
P.S. How influenced are you by a wine label when buying wine? We talk about that and the trend of art on wine labels.



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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 Grilled Thai Flank Steak by Food Network Chef Rob Rainford pairs beautifully with the big reds I recommended this week from the Rhone Valley and Argentina. Here's the recipe ...  More »

Wine Tip of the Week
Wine blogger Aimee Fowler (left) has completed the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Certificate and is the Food & Beverage Manager at the Toronto Golf Club.

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

Several celebrity wines are arriving in the liquor store this weekend, from both movie stars (Brad/Angelina) and sports heroes. See my tasting notes for these wines.

In the video below, we talk about how much influence celebrities have when they endorse wines on the label or even behind the scenes.

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