Have you ever wondered who oversees the wide range of wine styles and bottles, plus beer and spirits, on LCBO store shelves? You’re looking at the skilled handiwork of Shari Mogk-Edwards, vice-president of products, sales and merchandising. Working with the LCBO for more than 30 years, Shari has developed a keen sense of taste and know-how, and often represents the LCBO and Vintages on global buying trips. If it exists, there’s a good chance Shari’s tasted it. Read on for Shari's best bets for the holidays.
Helderberg Winery Cabernet Sauvignon
“Lekker! This smooth, dry red from South Africa is new to the LCBO, and it’s surprisingly sophisticated for the price. Complex aromas of berries and spices combine with balanced flavours. Serve with grilled meats, creamy pasta dishes and strong cheeses. Cheers!”
Czechvar Dark Lager
“It’s dark! This smooth Euro dark lager is brewed outside Prague, in the Czech Republic. Saaz hops, Moravian malt and spring water deliver top quality, while aromas of bitter chocolate, spices and creamy flavours make this beer a great value. Na zdraví!”