Every two weeks, 120+ new products are released in limited quantity into our retail network, supported by our Vintages Retail Release catalogue, which is available free to customers in both print and online versions. Close to 250 stores in the retail network receive a selection from new releases.
The Retail Release catalogue includes in-house photography of each product released, accompanied by either a tasting note from our own expert panel or a review from a credible third-party source, such as Wine Advocate or Wine Spectator. Each Retail Release catalogue also includes feature articles that focus on topics like countries, regions, varietals, producers and wine styles, to educate and encourage customers to explore beyond their usual preferences.
Retail Release products are tasted by our in-store Product Consultants so that they can speak from personal experience when assisting customers in making their selections.
The Release feature programs, such as Wine of the Month, Hand-Picked Gifts, $17 Dollar Solution, as well as a number of Ontario exclusive features, are non-applied paid program, sourced by the Buyers in the process of their regular tasting cycle. However, the expression of interest in participating in one of the programs as a part of your NISS submission is welcome, if your offer meets the minimum criteria outlined in each program description.
- - Wines of the Month
- - Hand-picked Gift
- - The $17 Solution
- - Local Talent
- - Local Find
- - Vintages Ontario Buyer's Pick
- - Release Covers