BRING LOCAL HOME THIS FALL
LCBO celebrates 30 years of VQA with a special selection of wines and online exclusives
September 10, 2018 – TORONTO –Beginning September 16th, LCBO spotlights VQA Wines of Ontario in celebration of VQA’s 30th anniversary and during the largest annual promotion of local wine. With products crafted by world-class local wineries and award-winning winemakers, our VQA lineup will delight customers with new discoveries and a dynamic shopping experience. This curated selection of Ontario VQA wines will be available in-store and on LCBO.com for a month-long celebration leading up to Thanksgiving.
“Our VQA selections are outstanding examples of Ontario’s exciting local wine scene – brave, bold and full of flavour,” said Greg Tranah, Acting Director, Wines, LCBO. “The breadth of Ontario’s wine varieties and excellence in winemaking makes it easy for the LCBO to offer customers this unparalleled collection of local Ontario VQA wines.”
Ontario boasts 175 VQA wineries and LCBO is home to a selection of over 600 VQA products. With over 400 knowledgeable Product Experts in LCBO stores, staff are available to curate VQA highlights and favourites to suit any customer’s palate.
LCBO’s handpicked selections courtesy of Food & Drink Senior Editor
James Chatto and LCBO’s Ontario Wines Category Manager Astrid Brummer
Henry of Pelham Baco Noir Old Vines VQA #459966
Henry of Pelham Cuvée Catharine Brut VQA #217521
· Stand-out selections in celebration of Henry of Pelham’s 30th Anniversary
Jackson-Triggs Reserve Sauvignon Blanc VQA #58438
· Pale straw colour, grapefruit, herbs and gooseberry on the nose; light, dry refreshing acidity and a long lemony finish
Jackson-Triggs Reserve Vidal Icewine VQA #389411, Sept. 15 Vintages release
· Packed with rich tropical fruit, apricot and peach notes, this impressive Icewine is a classic
Pelee Island Lola Cabernet Franc Rosé 2017 VQA #552497, Sept. 15 Vintages release
· Upfront strawberry and red fruit tones, a touch of spice mid-palate and a hint of Cab Franc’s characteristic pepper tones
CREW Merlot 2016 VQA #310532, Sept. 15 Vintages release
· From a small family-owned and operated winery offering aromas of plum and light smokiness with a hint of cloves
Mastronardi Syrah 2016 VQA #581223, Sept. 15 Vintages release
· Bold and balanced with flavours of black cherries, clove, warm white pepper and a hint of cedar
Lundy Manor Proprietor’s Blend Red 2013 VQA #579953, Sept. 15 Vintages release
· High intensity, leather, tobacco, plum, dried prunes, dried fruit, nutmeg, dried cherries with a medium-heavy finish
Casa Dea Dea’s Cuvée Sparkling 2016 VQA #261263, Sept. 15 Vintages release
· A fruity sparkling wine with aromas of ripe tree fruits and a crisp fruity and nutty finish
As part of Wine Wednesdays, on September 19 and October 3, customers will receive a free gift with the purchase of select VQA wines. Participating VQA products include:
D’Ont Poke the Bear VQA + free hat with purchase #581753
Lily Sparkling Wine VQA + free ice bucket and bottle wrap with purchase of 6 bottles #418657
To better serve customers, LCBO.com offers exclusive products and free shipping to any store location. Next business day home delivery is also available for orders placed on LCBO.com and through the LCBO mobile app. Customers can visit LCBO.com to determine their eligibility.
About Ontario VQA Wines
More than just a stamp on a bottle, VQA Ontario sets standards to maintain the integrity of authenticity for locally grown Ontario wine – that’s proudly 100% from here.
The LCBO reminds customers to please drink responsibly. Visit alwaystakingcare.ca for responsible consumption information and tips. Customers are 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.
For hi-res images and interview requests with the Ontario Wine Director, LCBO and a VQA Spokesperson, please contact the LCBO Press Office and visit the Media Centre here.
Consumers are invited to share their Ontario VQA wine stories on social using the hashtags #OntarioForDinner and #VQAwithDinner.
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