ONTARIO WINES TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT LCBO
AHEAD OF THANKSGIVING LCBO CELEBRATES AND SAVOURS
THE TASTE OF ONTARIO
LOCAL FAVOURITES FEATURED ONLINE AND IN-STORE
September 21, 2017 – Toronto – In celebration of the fantastic assortment of wines grown in Ontario’s backyard, LCBO is once again proudly showcasing the province’s VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance) wines. Just weeks away from Thanksgiving, LCBO is customers’ top destination for an outstanding variety of wines from Ontario wineries and award-winning winemakers. With hundreds of Ontario wines to choose from, LCBO’s knowledgeable staff is available to help select a local wine that will suit a variety of tastes and budgets and will pair perfectly with Thanksgiving feasts both large and small.
“Everyone at LCBO is firmly committed to elevating and shining a spotlight on the amazing wines produced in Ontario and their exceptional winemakers,” said Marie Cundari, Acting Director LCBO Wines, “With Thanksgiving approaching, now is a perfect time to visit one of our stores and enlist one of our incredible wine experts to help create the perfect pairing for your holiday meal.”
With more than 400 Ontario wine experts in LCBO stores, LCBO’s WOW (World of Ontario Wine) Leaders are available to provide helpful and knowledgeable advice on the more than 500 Ontario-produced wines, including over 300 VQA wines. To further assist customers in discovering a new Ontario wine favourite, over 1000 wine tastings are being hosted at LCBO stores across the province until October 7th.
The wines available in this year’s Ontario wine promotion include:
· Jackson-Triggs Reserve Sauvignon Blanc VQA: this fresh and crisp wine is a customer favourite
· Kacaba Cabernet VQA: a new, rich red wine recently added to the LCBO wines collection.
· Featherstone Four Feathers: a mouth-watering blend of four white grapes.
· Southbrook Poetica Chardonnay 2013: a rich and stunning Chardonnay being featured exclusively at the LCBO Pop-Up, running until October 15th at 600 King street West, which is sure to delight customers with its unique interactive experience and jam-packed roster of entertaining and informative events, all celebrating the breadth of Ontario wine offerings.
LCBO Thanksgiving Day Hours
All LCBO stores will be closed on Monday October 9 (Thanksgiving Day). For information on specific store hours, customers should check the Store Locator section of the LCBO website at: https://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/store-locator.
Where permitted by local municipalities, some LCBO agency stores may observe their normal hours of business on Thanksgiving Day. Through e-commerce at lcbo.com, customers can shop for beverage alcohol products 24/7, 365 days a year, for delivery to home at a nominal flat fee, or for pickup, free of charge, at one of 660 LCBO stores province-wide.
About Ontario VQA Wines
The term VQA provides the promise of origin, quality and authenticity – that the wine within is made from 100% Ontario-grown grapes. Ontario’s unique terroirs ranging from Niagara, the birthplace of Ontario’s modern wine industry, to Lake Erie Northshore/Pelee Island and Prince Edward County, are attracting internationally acclaimed winemakers to the province. Ontario’s VQA Wines are increasingly recognized by the international wine world. They are widely considered to be on the cutting edge of what’s new, exciting, and next in the world of wine.
The LCBO reminds customers to drink responsibly over the long weekend. Visit www.alwaystakingcare.ca for tips and recipes to ensure Thanksgiving celebrations with family and friends are memorable for the right reasons. Customers are also encouraged to return empty beverage alcohol containers (large and small glass bottles, PET plastic, Tetra Pak cartons, bag-in-box and cans) to The Beer Store for a full deposit refund.
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