Discover Wine Appreciation Courses

Forget the notion that wine knowledge is lots of technical terms and lofty descriptions. The LCBO’s Wine Appreciation series dispels the myth with a fun approach to the constantly evolving world of wine. An expert Product Consultant will highlight all aspects of winemaking and food pairings (even for tricky dishes like chocolate desserts!), plus give you the inside scoop on wine-producing countries, regions and grape varieties. All this in your choice of three four-week sessions: Introduction to Wine Appreciation, Wines of the Old World and Wines of the New World.

The Wine Appreciation Series classes are offered at the following LCBO store locations and require pre-registration for participation.

Greater Toronto Area

To register and purchase your tickets please visit the Customer Service Desk at the desired location. Spaces are limited so book your place soon.

It is not necessary to take one series before another. Base your choice upon your comfort level of the course content.


An Introduction to Wine Appreciation (Four-week Course) – $100
WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 3, 10, 17, 24 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM

White Wines Wow
Cultivate a new relationship with white wine. Sip and savour during a step-by-step tasting of eight white wines that will broaden your wine vocabulary and reveal the fascinating complexities of classic whites.

Revealing Reds
Learn winemaking 101 and enhance your understanding of wine. Your palate will be developed by tasting eight classic reds.

Bring on the Bubbles
Not all sparkling wines are Champagne with a capital C. Taste styles from all over the world and learn how winemakers get those bubbles in the bottle.

Fortified Finesse
Are all sherries sweet? Does all Port come from Portugal? Why do they put herbs in vermouth? Discover these answers and more... Includes a special food-matching segment.


Wines of the Old World (Four-week Course) – $130
WEDNESDAYS, NOVEMBER 5, 12, 19, 26 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Vive la France!
While uncovering French wine appellations and regions, learn why the world looks to France as the benchmark for fine wines.

Ciao Italia!
From the top of the boot to its toe, there isn’t a region in Italy that doesn’t grow grapes for wine. Taste the quality and romance of wines from Piedmont, Tuscany, Sicily and more.

Say “Si” to Spain
Hot temperatures, dry climate and more grape-growing acreage than any other country in the world! Explore Spain’s traditions, innovations and Tempranillo and Palomino grapes (which easily challenge Cabernet and Chardonnay).

Journey to Germany
You might think Germany is too cold to grow quality wine grapes. Think again! Discover how German winemakers face this challenge, and get familiar with their wine labels and unique quality grading system.


Wines of the New World (Four-week Course) – $130
SESSION 1: THURSDAYS, AUGUST 7, 14, 21, 28 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM
SESSION 2: WEDNESDAYS, OCTOBER 1, 8, 15, 22 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Australia: What's Up Down Under
Australia knows what wine consumers want. Find out why Shiraz and other Aussie wines are becoming such a presence at our dinner tables.

California: Window on the West
Explore the wine regions of California, develop your tasting approach and get the latest on West Coast wines in the world market.

Spotlight: South America
Experience the unique tastes of Chile and Argentina while expanding your knowledge of wines made at the foot of the Andes.

Canada: Here at Home
Get acquainted with Canadian wine-making and the creation of the Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) as you sample world-class wines from Ontario and British Columbia.


We reserve the right to cancel or postpone classes (in which case, participants will be notified and fully reimbursed or offered a credit). A refund or transfer is available up to five days before class(es) begin. No refunds or transfers for missed class(es). Price includes all applicable taxes.

To register and purchase your tickets please visit the Customer Service Desk at the desired location. Spaces are limited so book your place soon.

It is not necessary to take one series before another. Base your choice upon your comfort level of the course content.


An Introduction to Wine Appreciation (Four-week Course) – $100
MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 8, 15, 22, 29 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM

White Wines Wow
Cultivate a new relationship with white wine. Sip and savour during a step-by-step tasting of eight white wines that will broaden your wine vocabulary and reveal the fascinating complexities of classic whites.

Revealing Reds
Learn winemaking 101 and enhance your understanding of wine. Your palate will be developed by tasting eight classic reds.

Bring on the Bubbles
Not all sparkling wines are Champagne with a capital C. Taste styles from all over the world and learn how winemakers get those bubbles in the bottle.

Fortified Finesse
Are all sherries sweet? Does all Port come from Portugal? Why do they put herbs in vermouth? Discover these answers and more... Includes a special food-matching segment.


Wines of the Old World (Four-week Course) – $130
MONDAYS, OCTOBER 6, 20, 27 & NOVEMBER 3 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Vive la France!
While uncovering French wine appellations and regions, learn why the world looks to France as the benchmark for fine wines.

Ciao Italia!
From the top of the boot to its toe, there isn’t a region in Italy that doesn’t grow grapes for wine. Taste the quality and romance of wines from Piedmont, Tuscany, Sicily and more.

Say “Si” to Spain
Hot temperatures, dry climate and more grape-growing acreage than any other country in the world! Explore Spain’s traditions, innovations and Tempranillo and Palomino grapes (which easily challenge Cabernet and Chardonnay).

Journey to Germany
You might think Germany is too cold to grow quality wine grapes. Think again! Discover how German winemakers face this challenge, and get familiar with their wine labels and unique quality grading system.


Wines of the New World (Four-week Course) – $130
PLEASE WATCH FOR THE RETURN OF THIS SERIES IN UPCOMING SEASON.

Australia: What's Up Down Under
Australia knows what wine consumers want. Find out why Shiraz and other Aussie wines are becoming such a presence at our dinner tables.

California: Window on the West
Explore the wine regions of California, develop your tasting approach and get the latest on West Coast wines in the world market.

Spotlight: South America
Experience the unique tastes of Chile and Argentina while expanding your knowledge of wines made at the foot of the Andes.

Canada: Here at Home
Get acquainted with Canadian wine-making and the creation of the Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) as you sample world-class wines from Ontario and British Columbia.


We reserve the right to cancel or postpone classes (in which case, participants will be notified and fully reimbursed or offered a credit). A refund or transfer is available up to five days before class(es) begin. No refunds or transfers for missed class(es). Price includes all applicable taxes.

To register and purchase your tickets please visit the Customer Service Desk at the desired location. Spaces are limited so book your place soon.

It is not necessary to take one series before another. Base your choice upon your comfort level of the course content.


An Introduction to Wine Appreciation (Four-week Course) – $100
WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 3, 10, 17, 24 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM

White Wines Wow
Cultivate a new relationship with white wine. Sip and savour during a step-by-step tasting of eight white wines that will broaden your wine vocabulary and reveal the fascinating complexities of classic whites.

Revealing Reds
Learn winemaking 101 and enhance your understanding of wine. Your palate will be developed by tasting eight classic reds.

Bring on the Bubbles
Not all sparkling wines are Champagne with a capital C. Taste styles from all over the world and learn how winemakers get those bubbles in the bottle.

Fortified Finesse
Are all sherries sweet? Does all Port come from Portugal? Why do they put herbs in vermouth? Discover these answers and more... Includes a special food-matching segment.


Wines of the Old World (Four-week Course) – $130
WEDNESDAYS, OCTOBER 1, 8, 15, 22 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Vive la France!
While uncovering French wine appellations and regions, learn why the world looks to France as the benchmark for fine wines.

Ciao Italia!
From the top of the boot to its toe, there isn’t a region in Italy that doesn’t grow grapes for wine. Taste the quality and romance of wines from Piedmont, Tuscany, Sicily and more.

Say “Si” to Spain
Hot temperatures, dry climate and more grape-growing acreage than any other country in the world! Explore Spain’s traditions, innovations and Tempranillo and Palomino grapes (which easily challenge Cabernet and Chardonnay).

Journey to Germany
You might think Germany is too cold to grow quality wine grapes. Think again! Discover how German winemakers face this challenge, and get familiar with their wine labels and unique quality grading system.


Wines of the New World (Four-week Course) – $130
WEDNESDAYS, OCTOBER 29 & NOVEMBER 5, 12, 19 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Australia: What's Up Down Under
Australia knows what wine consumers want. Find out why Shiraz and other Aussie wines are becoming such a presence at our dinner tables.

California: Window on the West
Explore the wine regions of California, develop your tasting approach and get the latest on West Coast wines in the world market.

Spotlight: South America
Experience the unique tastes of Chile and Argentina while expanding your knowledge of wines made at the foot of the Andes.

Canada: Here at Home
Get acquainted with Canadian wine-making and the creation of the Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) as you sample world-class wines from Ontario and British Columbia.


We reserve the right to cancel or postpone classes (in which case, participants will be notified and fully reimbursed or offered a credit). A refund or transfer is available up to five days before class(es) begin. No refunds or transfers for missed class(es). Price includes all applicable taxes.

To register and purchase your tickets please visit the Customer Service Desk at the desired location. Spaces are limited so book your place soon.

It is not necessary to take one series before another. Base your choice upon your comfort level of the course content.


An Introduction to Wine Appreciation (Four-week Course) – $100
SESSION 1: MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 8, 15, 22, 29 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM
SESSION 2: WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 10, 17, 24 & OCTOBER 1 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM

White Wines Wow
Cultivate a new relationship with white wine. Sip and savour during a step-by-step tasting of eight white wines that will broaden your wine vocabulary and reveal the fascinating complexities of classic whites.

Revealing Reds
Learn winemaking 101 and enhance your understanding of wine. Your palate will be developed by tasting eight classic reds.

Bring on the Bubbles
Not all sparkling wines are Champagne with a capital C. Taste styles from all over the world and learn how winemakers get those bubbles in the bottle.

Fortified Finesse
Are all sherries sweet? Does all Port come from Portugal? Why do they put herbs in vermouth? Discover these answers and more... Includes a special food-matching segment.


Wines of the Old World (Four-week Course) – $130
MONDAY, OCTOBER 6; TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14 & MONDAYS, OCTOBER 20, 27 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Vive la France!
While uncovering French wine appellations and regions, learn why the world looks to France as the benchmark for fine wines.

Ciao Italia!
From the top of the boot to its toe, there isn’t a region in Italy that doesn’t grow grapes for wine. Taste the quality and romance of wines from Piedmont, Tuscany, Sicily and more.

Say “Si” to Spain
Hot temperatures, dry climate and more grape-growing acreage than any other country in the world! Explore Spain’s traditions, innovations and Tempranillo and Palomino grapes (which easily challenge Cabernet and Chardonnay).

Journey to Germany
You might think Germany is too cold to grow quality wine grapes. Think again! Discover how German winemakers face this challenge, and get familiar with their wine labels and unique quality grading system.


Wines of the New World (Four-week Course) – $130
MONDAYS, NOVEMBER 3, 10, 17, 24 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Australia: What's Up Down Under
Australia knows what wine consumers want. Find out why Shiraz and other Aussie wines are becoming such a presence at our dinner tables.

California: Window on the West
Explore the wine regions of California, develop your tasting approach and get the latest on West Coast wines in the world market.

Spotlight: South America
Experience the unique tastes of Chile and Argentina while expanding your knowledge of wines made at the foot of the Andes.

Canada: Here at Home
Get acquainted with Canadian wine-making and the creation of the Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) as you sample world-class wines from Ontario and British Columbia.


We reserve the right to cancel or postpone classes (in which case, participants will be notified and fully reimbursed or offered a credit). A refund or transfer is available up to five days before class(es) begin. No refunds or transfers for missed class(es). Price includes all applicable taxes.

Western Ontario

To register and purchase your tickets please visit the Customer Service Desk at the desired location. Spaces are limited so book your place soon.

It is not necessary to take one series before another. Base your choice upon your comfort level of the course content.


An Introduction to Wine Appreciation (Four-week Course) – $100
PLEASE WATCH FOR THE RETURN OF THIS SERIES IN UPCOMING SEASON.

White Wines Wow
Cultivate a new relationship with white wine. Sip and savour during a step-by-step tasting of eight white wines that will broaden your wine vocabulary and reveal the fascinating complexities of classic whites.

Revealing Reds
Learn winemaking 101 and enhance your understanding of wine. Your palate will be developed by tasting eight classic reds.

Bring on the Bubbles
Not all sparkling wines are Champagne with a capital C. Taste styles from all over the world and learn how winemakers get those bubbles in the bottle.

Fortified Finesse
Are all sherries sweet? Does all Port come from Portugal? Why do they put herbs in vermouth? Discover these answers and more... Includes a special food-matching segment.


Wines of the Old World (Four-week Course) – $130
SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 13, 20, 27 & OCTOBER 4 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Vive la France!
While uncovering French wine appellations and regions, learn why the world looks to France as the benchmark for fine wines.

Ciao Italia!
From the top of the boot to its toe, there isn’t a region in Italy that doesn’t grow grapes for wine. Taste the quality and romance of wines from Piedmont, Tuscany, Sicily and more.

Say “Si” to Spain
Hot temperatures, dry climate and more grape-growing acreage than any other country in the world! Explore Spain’s traditions, innovations and Tempranillo and Palomino grapes (which easily challenge Cabernet and Chardonnay).

Journey to Germany
You might think Germany is too cold to grow quality wine grapes. Think again! Discover how German winemakers face this challenge, and get familiar with their wine labels and unique quality grading system.


Wines of the New World (Four-week Course) – $130
PLEASE WATCH FOR THE RETURN OF THIS SERIES IN UPCOMING SEASON.

Australia: What's Up Down Under
Australia knows what wine consumers want. Find out why Shiraz and other Aussie wines are becoming such a presence at our dinner tables.

California: Window on the West
Explore the wine regions of California, develop your tasting approach and get the latest on West Coast wines in the world market.

Spotlight: South America
Experience the unique tastes of Chile and Argentina while expanding your knowledge of wines made at the foot of the Andes.

Canada: Here at Home
Get acquainted with Canadian wine-making and the creation of the Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) as you sample world-class wines from Ontario and British Columbia.


We reserve the right to cancel or postpone classes (in which case, participants will be notified and fully reimbursed or offered a credit). A refund or transfer is available up to five days before class(es) begin. No refunds or transfers for missed class(es). Price includes all applicable taxes.

To register and purchase your tickets please visit the Customer Service Desk at the desired location. Spaces are limited so book your place soon.

It is not necessary to take one series before another. Base your choice upon your comfort level of the course content.


An Introduction to Wine Appreciation (Four-week Course) – $100
PLEASE WATCH FOR THE RETURN OF THIS SERIES IN UPCOMING SEASON.

White Wines Wow
Cultivate a new relationship with white wine. Sip and savour during a step-by-step tasting of eight white wines that will broaden your wine vocabulary and reveal the fascinating complexities of classic whites.

Revealing Reds
Learn winemaking 101 and enhance your understanding of wine. Your palate will be developed by tasting eight classic reds.

Bring on the Bubbles
Not all sparkling wines are Champagne with a capital C. Taste styles from all over the world and learn how winemakers get those bubbles in the bottle.

Fortified Finesse
Are all sherries sweet? Does all Port come from Portugal? Why do they put herbs in vermouth? Discover these answers and more... Includes a special food-matching segment.


Wines of the Old World (Four-week Course) – $130
PLEASE WATCH FOR THE RETURN OF THIS SERIES IN UPCOMING SEASON.

Vive la France!
While uncovering French wine appellations and regions, learn why the world looks to France as the benchmark for fine wines.

Ciao Italia!
From the top of the boot to its toe, there isn’t a region in Italy that doesn’t grow grapes for wine. Taste the quality and romance of wines from Piedmont, Tuscany, Sicily and more.

Say “Si” to Spain
Hot temperatures, dry climate and more grape-growing acreage than any other country in the world! Explore Spain’s traditions, innovations and Tempranillo and Palomino grapes (which easily challenge Cabernet and Chardonnay).

Journey to Germany
You might think Germany is too cold to grow quality wine grapes. Think again! Discover how German winemakers face this challenge, and get familiar with their wine labels and unique quality grading system.


Wines of the New World (Four-week Course) – $130
PLEASE WATCH FOR THE RETURN OF THIS SERIES IN UPCOMING SEASON.

Australia: What's Up Down Under
Australia knows what wine consumers want. Find out why Shiraz and other Aussie wines are becoming such a presence at our dinner tables.

California: Window on the West
Explore the wine regions of California, develop your tasting approach and get the latest on West Coast wines in the world market.

Spotlight: South America
Experience the unique tastes of Chile and Argentina while expanding your knowledge of wines made at the foot of the Andes.

Canada: Here at Home
Get acquainted with Canadian wine-making and the creation of the Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) as you sample world-class wines from Ontario and British Columbia.


We reserve the right to cancel or postpone classes (in which case, participants will be notified and fully reimbursed or offered a credit). A refund or transfer is available up to five days before class(es) begin. No refunds or transfers for missed class(es). Price includes all applicable taxes.

Eastern Ontario

To register and purchase your tickets please visit the Customer Service Desk at the desired location. Spaces are limited so book your place soon.

It is not necessary to take one series before another. Base your choice upon your comfort level of the course content.


An Introduction to Wine Appreciation (Four-week Course) – $100
THURSDAYS, SEPTEMBER 4, 11, 18, 25 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM

White Wines Wow
Cultivate a new relationship with white wine. Sip and savour during a step-by-step tasting of eight white wines that will broaden your wine vocabulary and reveal the fascinating complexities of classic whites.

Revealing Reds
Learn winemaking 101 and enhance your understanding of wine. Your palate will be developed by tasting eight classic reds.

Bring on the Bubbles
Not all sparkling wines are Champagne with a capital C. Taste styles from all over the world and learn how winemakers get those bubbles in the bottle.

Fortified Finesse
Are all sherries sweet? Does all Port come from Portugal? Why do they put herbs in vermouth? Discover these answers and more... Includes a special food-matching segment.


Wines of the Old World (Four-week Course) – $130
THURSDAYS, NOVEMBER 6, 13, 20, 27 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Vive la France!
While uncovering French wine appellations and regions, learn why the world looks to France as the benchmark for fine wines.

Ciao Italia!
From the top of the boot to its toe, there isn’t a region in Italy that doesn’t grow grapes for wine. Taste the quality and romance of wines from Piedmont, Tuscany, Sicily and more.

Say “Si” to Spain
Hot temperatures, dry climate and more grape-growing acreage than any other country in the world! Explore Spain’s traditions, innovations and Tempranillo and Palomino grapes (which easily challenge Cabernet and Chardonnay).

Journey to Germany
You might think Germany is too cold to grow quality wine grapes. Think again! Discover how German winemakers face this challenge, and get familiar with their wine labels and unique quality grading system.


Wines of the New World (Four-week Course) – $130
SESSION 1: THURSDAYS, AUGUST 7, 14, 21, 28 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM
SESSION 2: THURSDAYS, OCTOBER 2, 9, 16, 23 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Australia: What's Up Down Under
Australia knows what wine consumers want. Find out why Shiraz and other Aussie wines are becoming such a presence at our dinner tables.

California: Window on the West
Explore the wine regions of California, develop your tasting approach and get the latest on West Coast wines in the world market.

Spotlight: South America
Experience the unique tastes of Chile and Argentina while expanding your knowledge of wines made at the foot of the Andes.

Canada: Here at Home
Get acquainted with Canadian wine-making and the creation of the Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) as you sample world-class wines from Ontario and British Columbia.


We reserve the right to cancel or postpone classes (in which case, participants will be notified and fully reimbursed or offered a credit). A refund or transfer is available up to five days before class(es) begin. No refunds or transfers for missed class(es). Price includes all applicable taxes.

To register and purchase your tickets please visit the Customer Service Desk at the desired location. Spaces are limited so book your place soon.

It is not necessary to take one series before another. Base your choice upon your comfort level of the course content.


An Introduction to Wine Appreciation (Four-week Course) – $100
THURSDAYS, SEPTEMBER 11, 18, 25 & OCTOBER 2 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM

White Wines Wow
Cultivate a new relationship with white wine. Sip and savour during a step-by-step tasting of eight white wines that will broaden your wine vocabulary and reveal the fascinating complexities of classic whites.

Revealing Reds
Learn winemaking 101 and enhance your understanding of wine. Your palate will be developed by tasting eight classic reds.

Bring on the Bubbles
Not all sparkling wines are Champagne with a capital C. Taste styles from all over the world and learn how winemakers get those bubbles in the bottle.

Fortified Finesse
Are all sherries sweet? Does all Port come from Portugal? Why do they put herbs in vermouth? Discover these answers and more... Includes a special food-matching segment.


Wines of the Old World (Four-week Course) – $130
THURSDAYS, NOVEMBER 6, 13, 20, 27 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Vive la France!
While uncovering French wine appellations and regions, learn why the world looks to France as the benchmark for fine wines.

Ciao Italia!
From the top of the boot to its toe, there isn’t a region in Italy that doesn’t grow grapes for wine. Taste the quality and romance of wines from Piedmont, Tuscany, Sicily and more.

Say “Si” to Spain
Hot temperatures, dry climate and more grape-growing acreage than any other country in the world! Explore Spain’s traditions, innovations and Tempranillo and Palomino grapes (which easily challenge Cabernet and Chardonnay).

Journey to Germany
You might think Germany is too cold to grow quality wine grapes. Think again! Discover how German winemakers face this challenge, and get familiar with their wine labels and unique quality grading system.


Wines of the New World (Four-week Course) – $130
THURSDAYS, OCTOBER 9, 16, 23, 30 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Australia: What's Up Down Under
Australia knows what wine consumers want. Find out why Shiraz and other Aussie wines are becoming such a presence at our dinner tables.

California: Window on the West
Explore the wine regions of California, develop your tasting approach and get the latest on West Coast wines in the world market.

Spotlight: South America
Experience the unique tastes of Chile and Argentina while expanding your knowledge of wines made at the foot of the Andes.

Canada: Here at Home
Get acquainted with Canadian wine-making and the creation of the Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) as you sample world-class wines from Ontario and British Columbia.


We reserve the right to cancel or postpone classes (in which case, participants will be notified and fully reimbursed or offered a credit). A refund or transfer is available up to five days before class(es) begin. No refunds or transfers for missed class(es). Price includes all applicable taxes.

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