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Join Our Virtual Events

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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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.

March 10
7 p.m.


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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.

March 17
7 p.m.


Here's his picks



Catch Up on Past Events


Tasting Single Malts: Rare Bottles from our Whisky Shop

Join Diageo Canada's National Whisky Consultant, Stuart Brown, as he gives an insider tour of the eagerly anticipated "Rare by Nature" collection, carefully selected from some of Scotland's most interesting distilleries.

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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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Chocolate & Pairings

Learn more about everyone’s favourite sweet treat. Join chef Carrie Rau and wine educator Debbie Shing for a Chocolate 101 lesson, and tips on how to pair it with beer, wine and spirits.

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Make an Easy, Lighter Cocktail

The Highball is having a comeback for good reason — it's a versatile classic that’s long, lean and wonderfully customizable. Spirits pro Dante Concepcion will show you how to craft this cocktail trend – just choose a spirit to pour over ice, top with a lightened-up mixer and complement with a garnish. You'll learn how to make a Citrus & Whisky Highball, a Ruby Red & Tequila Highball, our Gin & Sonic and our Infusion Fizz.

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Resolution-Friendly Drinks

Looking to start the new year by making some more mindful choices? Food and lifestyle writer and TV personality Pay Chen and Food & Drink editor Charlene Rooke walk you through some great products you can find at the LCBO, from low-sugar wines and no-sugar seltzers to low- and no-alcohol beers.

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Vintages Smart Buys

Looking for hidden gems from Vintages? Join Sommelier Christopher Sealy, wine director of the Alo Food Group, and LCBO Wines Buyer David Cacciottolo, as they walk through some wonderful bottles that over-deliver on quality and value.

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Cognac 101

Explore the world of cognac with two spirits experts – Dante Concepcion and product consultant Thomas. They'll walk you through a tasting that explores the different styles of Cognac, from VS to XO, and show you how to pair it with food, mix a gorgeous cocktail and pick the perfect gift.

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Pairing Tips for Meatless Meals 

Looking for new ways to prepare and pair your Ontario produce? Online wine course instructor Natalie MacLean joins Food & Drink editors Victoria Walsh and Eric Vellend to explore some great plant-based meals, pairing them with wonderful Ontario picks.

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Fall for Whisky Cocktails 

Join pros Alex Pearce and Evelyn Chick as they mix up some of their favourite cocktails – all crafted by local bartenders featuring classic Canadian whiskies.

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Mastering Canadian Whisky: JP Wiser’s Tasting

Join whisky expert Dr. Don Livermore, Master Blender at Hiram Walker as he takes you through an engaging tasting of five Ontario-made whiskies from JP Wisers and walks you through the Canadian Whisky Flavour Wheel. Learn what’s trending in the Canadian whisky industry, how Canadian whisky differs from other styles, and why it’s turning heads on an international scale.

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Whisky 101

Experts Christina Veira and Dante Concepcion are here to demystify the world of whisky. They'll walk you through an engaging tasting that explores different styles of whisky – from single malt classics to Canadian faves.

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Ontario Craft Cider & Cheese Virtual Event

When it comes to cheese pairing, cider may not be the first sipper to come to mind but they are a perfect match. Join beer and cider expert Tara Luxmore and executive chef Jesse Vallins to discover incredible local cheeses and Ontario craft ciders.

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Ontario's Best VQA Grapes

Explore Ontario's greatest varietals alongside wine expert Angela Aiello and product consultant Evan.

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Discover New Ontario VQA Sparkling Wines

Join bubbly lovers Mike and Jeff (aka the Sparkling Winos) and Malivoire winemaker Shiraz Mottiar as they explore some incredible local offerings.

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Chilean Wines & Barbecue Recipes

Wine expert Angela Aiello and Food & Drink food editor Eric Vellend explore a variety of Chilean wine styles and perfectly match them with fantastic barbecue recipes from Food & Drink.

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Discover Ontario Craft Beer

Local craft beer experts Ren Navarro of Beer Diversity and Beer Sommelier Lexi Pham share great serving tips, pro tasting notes and delicious food pairing suggestions for eight local picks from a range of styles.

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