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Whether you're looking to expand your wine and whisky know-how or become a pro at mixing cocktails and pairing beer, we've got you covered with virtual events hosted by the experts. Get your notebooks ready – class is now in session!


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Summer Hot List: Easy Batch Cocktails

Join spirits expert Dante Concepcion to learn tips and tricks for making a pitcher of summery cocktails in just a few minutes so you can sit back and relax all weekend.

August 5
7 p.m


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Summer Hot List: Ontario Craft Beer

Fill your fridge and cooler with the newest, most innovative, must-try Ontario beers of summer. Join beer experts Tara Luxmore and Ren Navarro as they taste the latest styles and flavours from Ontario craft breweries.

August 12
7 p.m. 


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Catch Up on Past Events

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Cool German Wines

Cool grape-growing climates like Germany’s produce refreshing, flavourful and food friendly wines: the “coolest” on earth! Join sommelier Kimberly Pollak and Erin Henderson of The Wine Sisters for a tasting tour and delicious food-pairing ideas.


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Australian Wines for the Grill

Discover the diversity of Australian red wines, ripe and ready to pair with summer barbecues. Join host Angela Aiello and Australian wine expert Mark Davidson to learn about some great-value varieties and styles from Down Under.


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Rosé 101

When it comes to versatile wines, rosé is tough to top. With a spectrum of colours and sweetnesses, this great-value pretty pink wine is excellent sipped on its own while also being the ultimate food-friendly pick. Join Emily Pearce of Femmes du Vin and Erin Henderson from The Wine Sisters as they help you find a rosé for every occasion.

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Summer Hot List: Homegrown Heroes

Join Rebecca Felgate, drinks and food influencer, to explore nine local and Canadian ideas to fill your fridge and cooler from the LCBO Summer Hot List.

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Vintages Summer Sips

To celebrate the warm weather, fine wines from the Vintages June 26 release highlight wines that are great for barbecues, deck chairs and summer sipping. Join Emerance Johnson, LCBO Product Consultant, and Marc Staples, LCBO Wines Buyer, to discover some of the globe’s best-value regions and styles.

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The Roots of Vegan Wine Pairing

From wine expert Angela Aiello and chef Matthew Ravenscroft (creator of the vegan Mexican menu at Toronto’s Rosalinda), learn how to select vegan wines at the LCBO, and discover plant-based dishes to pair.

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Summer Hot List: New Must-try Cans

The Summer Hot List is packed full of fun inspiration for what to do and try this season. Join host Rebecca Felgate for our first Hot List virtual tasting event, exploring nine of the most innovative, must-get new canned drinks of the summer.

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A Toast to Pride!

Pride may be a safe, virtual celebration this year, but our support for the 2SLGBTQ+ community is mighty real! Join Priyanka, Canada’s first drag superstar, and drinks expert Ren Navarro, for a taste of offerings from our Good Partners who are giving back.

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Discover New Zealand’s Signature Wines: No Passport Required!

Join master sommelier Jennifer Huether and sommelier Melissa Stunden to explore one of the world’s most exciting winemaking regions. Learn more about some of New Zealand’s signature styles — Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Merlot — each superb for summertime sipping.

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Star Appeal

Some big-name celebrities step into a new spotlight this spring, with their own inspired wine, spirits, beer and cider brands. Join our host, sommelier Debbie Shing, for a taste of stardust along with delicious beverages by everyone from musicians Mary J. Blige and Nick Jonas to actor Ryan Reynolds and reality star Kaitlyn Bristowe.

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Wine Wanderlust: California

Visit the Golden State without leaving home on this virtual tour of California with wine sommelier Andrea Robinson and two legendary winemakers, Winemaster Randy Ullom of Jackson Family Estates and Glenn Andrade, SVP Winemaking at Trinchero Family Wines. 

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Time for Tequila

Jose Cuervo tequila expert James Bailey and food and lifestyle writer and TV personality Pay Chen lead a fun mixology class on serving tequila — from plata and reposado to extra anejo — in cocktails or as smooth sipping drinks.

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Fresh Spring Wines

It’s a fresh new season and time to explore some bright, lively tastes of spring. From rosé and sparkling rosé to crisp, sippable whites, sommeliers Erin Henderson (The Wine Sisters) and Christopher Sealy introduce you to some top seasonal wine trends and six must-try bottles.

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Portugal: Wines of the Sun

Join wine expert Michelle Paris and LCBO Wines Buyer, Marc Staples in a virtual tour and guided tasting of a selection of Portuguese wines. Boasting both ancient winemaking traditions and amazing modern value, the wines of Portugal are having their moment in the sun.

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Spring is In: Drink Trends for 2021

Shake up your repertoire with this season’s hottest drink trends. Drink experts Ren Navarro and Evelyn Chick are here to share fresh flavours and re-invented classics, demonstrate next-level techniques and chat about why everyone is so sweet on sour beer.

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Vintages Release Preview: California Gold Rush

LCBO host Laura Aiello welcomes Emily Pearce (an Ontario’s Best Sommelier winner) on a tour and tasting of some of the state’s famous wines and regions—and some lesser-known and emerging gems.

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Wines for the Weather

Since the transition from winter to spring is never straightforward, we’ve rounded up five favourite grape varietals, and selected wines made in both lighter and richer styles. Food & Drink drinks editor Charlene Rooke will guide you through a fun and informative tasting, and food editor Eric Vellend will recommend recipes for dishes that pair expertly with both styles.

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Irish Discovery: The Spirits and Suds of Ireland

A proud son of Ireland, star-tender Jack McGarry (proprietor of legendary bar The Dead Rabbit NYC and an International Bartender of the Year) guides you on a tour of some famous, and lesser-known, Irish tipples. From Guinness stout and Irish whiskey to craft gin plus lively lager and ale, find out how to mix, serve and enjoy them, along with a feast of Irish-inspired food for pairing.

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A Staycation Rum & Cocktail Tasting

Take an armchair-travel vacation to the Caribbean with Bacardi spirits expert Kris Bahamondes, as he leads a tasting of five sunny rums. Along with a dose of warm hospitality, you’ll get cocktail inspirations for each, plus behind-the-scenes expertise on how they’re made and how to enjoy them.

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Celebrate South African Wines

Explore the wines of South Africa with Cape Wine Master Jenny Ratcliffe-Wright and Sommelier William Predhomme. You'll learn about the country's best varietals and regions and its proud commitment to sustainability.

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