What kinds of events does Vintages host?
Virtual Events: Like our in-person events, virtual events are fun and insightful tastings with guest winemakers, winery proprietors and industry experts (including LCBO buyers and Product Consultants) presented on YouTube Live. Our hosts will take you through a tasting of iconic regions and styles, or explore wines from a particular producer. In some cases, we’ll publish a list of wines to be tasted by event panellists in advance so you can buy a couple and follow along live; in other cases, wines will be available to order via a special online offer after the event.
Walk-around Tastings: A walk-around tasting is generally a large, casual event with a number of wine or spirit producers represented. Guests visit different stations at their own pace and taste wines poured by winery representatives or Vintages experts.
Structured Tastings: Structured tastings feature a winemaker(s) or producer(s) who leads guests as a group through the tasting of a selection of their wines or spirits.
Winemaker Dinners: These are typically multi-course dinners served at top restaurants and feature wines from well-known wineries or wine regions. The evening includes a special guest (often the winemaker or a winery principal) who presents the wines and mingles with attendees.
What is included in my ticket price?
Your ticket includes entrance to the event and the opportunity to taste the featured wines or spirits, plus food.
Is food served at the Walk-around Tastings?
Yes. We provide substantial appetizers plus a variety of cheeses and other fare.
Is there a dress code?
The dress code for our events is typically business attire, however, guests can use their judgment based on event type and venue.
Do you provide me with a list of wines being tasted so I can look for them in stores later?
You will be provided with a list and/or a tasting booklet with product details. Depending on the event, products may be available in stores, or you may be able to place an order at the event or online after the event.
I don't know much about wine. Will someone tell me about what the wines being tasted?
Knowledgeable LCBO staff, wine agents and producers attend our events to provide you with product information.
Can I return event tickets?
Event tickets are non-refundable. If you are not able to attend, you can give or sell your ticket to someone else, provided they are of legal drinking age. All guests must present a ticket upon entry.
What is Vintages doing to promote responsible drinking?
All event serving staff are Smart Serve-certified. In addition, spittoons, water stations and food will be available at the event.
What do you do with the photos taken at an event?
Photos may be used for to showcase the event experience on lcbo.com, or on LCBO’s Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or other social media feeds. Should you not wish to be photographed, simply advise the photographer.
Can I purchase products after the event?
Depending on the event, you may be able to
a) Order event products at the event with delivery to the store of your choice. Arrival times vary and a deposit may be required.
b) Purchase event products later in Vintages stores.
c) Order event products online as part of a special offer (for advance notice of online offers, sign up for the VintagesLatest e-newsletter.
If I buy a ticket for an event, does it guarantee me first chance at products later available for order?
Attendance at an event does not guarantee that order requests will be filled, as products may be limited and/or may sell out. Vintages reserves the right to apply limits on any product in the interest of equitable distribution. Prices are subject to change without notice.
Can seating at Winemaker Dinners be pre-arranged?
We assign seating, usually in tables of 4 to 8. Groups wishing to be seated together can request when purchasing tickets online or, alternatively, they can call our helloLCBO Contact Centre by phone, in advance, at 416-365-5900 or toll-free at 1-800-668-5226 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m.—6:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m., except holidays) and our agents will do their best to accommodate.
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