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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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Meet the Penfolds California Collection

Join Penfolds chief winemaker Peter Gago for the Ontario launch of this iconic Australian producer’s new California Collection and get exclusive early access to purchase. This special virtual preview of four wines that blend cultures and hemispheres unbound by country, vine, or time, will be followed by a dance performance inspired by the wines.

December 1


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Food & Drink's Holiday Drinks that Dazzle

This holiday season calls for something extra special, like dazzling cocktails from the Holiday issue of Food & Drink. Recipe developer and food stylist Christopher St. Onge gives step-by-step instructions on creating four drinks that are dressed to impress, both in looks and taste.

December 6


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Exclusive Raymond Vineyards Tour and Tasting

Join Raymond Vineyards proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset and director of winemaking Stephanie Putnam for an insiders' tour of the iconic Napa Valley winery and a showcase of their Raymond Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Raymond Reserve Merlot 2018 and Raymond Reserve Selection Chardonnay 2019, being released in stores and online on November 27.


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Holiday Mixer: Blend Your Own Whisky with J.P. Wiser’s

Join Dr. Don Livermore to explore one of this holiday season's hottest gifts: a J.P. Wiser’s Blend Your Own Whisky Kit. Learn along with Erin Henderson, Founder & Chief Sommelier, The Wine Sisters, as she takes a masterclass in turning five Canadian whiskies into a personal blend.


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The Gift of Good Cheers: Our Experts’ Holiday Picks

Whether you’re an advance holiday shopper or just want to get the insider scoop on this season’s top gifts for creating memorable moments, join LCBO senior director of customer experience Todd Bliss and senior director of New World wines Marie Cundari for a grand unboxing! They’ll reveal some of the hottest items from our gift guide, including some online exclusives you’ll want to order soon, for holiday delivery. Among their top picks are seasonal flavours, sparkling and premium wines, local drinks, whiskies and some gifts to inspire mixing, tastings and giving the Gift of Good Cheers.


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Mix It Up with Fall Cocktails

Ready to make whisky your go-to spirit? You'll fall for the bold, seasonal flavours in the latest whisky cocktails. Join bartender Evelyn Chick as she stirs, steams and smokes a batch of on-trend drinks that are sure to impress.

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Mix It Up with Bar Cart Essentials

Anyone can stock a bar cart like a pro, as long as you have the right essentials on hand! Join influencer Rebecca Felgate as she walks us through the latest on-trend spirits and bar cart must-haves.

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Mix It Up with Trendy Wines from Vintages

Learn to shop the Vintages section at the LCBO like a pro! Join host Erin Henderson, founder and chief sommelier of the Wine Sisters, for insider tips, fun facts and myth-busting you can use to shop for value-packed fine wine with confidence—as well as a sneak preview of the upcoming Vintages release.

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Sustainable Winemaking 101: The Ontario VQA Way

Some Ontario vineyards are taking their environmentally friendly practices next-level by becoming Sustainable Winemaking Ontario Certified. Join host Jamie Drummond, director and editor of Good Food Revolution and Gingerz Consulting, to discover what it means to be a SWO winery, by meeting talented local winemakers (including Gabriel Demarco, winemaker and viticulturist at Cave Spring Vineyard, and Shiraz Mottiar, winemaker at Malivoire Wine Company) in this guided tasting of eight Ontario VQA wines.

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Vintages Special Preview: Inside Napa Wine

Don’t miss this chance to sip iconic wines at home and watch three Napa Valley vintners in a roundtable discussion with sommelier Sara d’Amato about this storied region and its celebrated wines. Plus, get exclusive early access to a special Vintages online-only offer of 80-plus Napa wines.

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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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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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