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CityBites - November available…

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2008 Wine Tasting

The PDF for the November issue of City Bytes is out. Download the magazine here…There is a lot of wine related articles and ads this month including a very positive review of the 2006 Le Clos Jordanne "Claystone Terrace" Chardonnay...

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Let's improve Vintages Online Exclusives

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2008 Wine Tasting

I really don't want this blog to degenerate in to a discussion of all of the faults with the LCBO but there are times where I just can't resist. The new VintagesOnlineExclusives site is one of those projects that I...

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Niagara College: Wine Education and Visitor Centre

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2008 Wine Tasting

Interesting news from Niagara (via The Standard in St. Catherines) for aspiring wine makers and anyone interested in learning more about the Ontario wine scene…When it opens in August 2009, Niagara College’s new Wine Education and Visitor Centre will do...

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Vintages new online site - Now fixed for Safari and Firefox users

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2008 Wine Tasting

Vintages just emailed out notice that the VINTAGES Online Exclusives is live. There's only one problem - it doesn't work on a Mac.Clearly the LCBO and the company they chose to outsource the project to never bothered to try the...

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Nov Vintages Classics Collection and New Online Sales Announced

Date: Fri, Oct 17, 2008 Wine Tasting

The new Vintages Classics Collection is out!Don't head to Vintages.com though for as is usual, the online version doesn't get posted until several days after the "not so environmental friendly" version is mailed around the province.This edition sports plenty of...

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Nov Vintages Classics Collection and New Online Sales Announced

Date: Fri, Oct 17, 2008 Wine Tasting

The new Vintages Classics Collection is out!Don't head to Vintages.com though for as is usual, the online version doesn't get posted until several days after the "not so environmental friendly" version is mailed around the province.This edition sports plenty of...

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At the TSO auction

Date: Thu, Oct 16, 2008 Wine Tasting

I've arrived at the auction house. There is a good size crowd and it will be interesting to see how the lots move.

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Inniskillin Wines Celebrates 2010 Olympic Spirit with Release of Commemorative Icewine

Date: Thu, Oct 16, 2008 Wine Tasting

Interesting news from Inniskillin about a new ice wine release to celebrate the Vancouver Winter Olympic games. http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/October2008/15/c6312.htmlInniskillin Wines Celebrates 2010 Olympic Spirit with Release of Commemorative Icewine << Winery collaborates with renowned Canadian artist to create limited edition Icewine...

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Vintages Auction Catalogue

Date: Tue, Oct 7, 2008 Wine Tasting

The LCBO has attempted to post the catalogues for the two upcoming Ritchies auctions. I say attempted, because only the December catalogue is available right now. At this page, there are "NEW October Auction catalogue now online. Click here." and...

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Hidden Bench featured in the Globe & Mail

Date: Tue, Oct 7, 2008 Wine Tasting

Hidden Bench is a relatively new winery in Niagara that makes some exceptional wines. I've tasted through much of their portfolio and particularly like their top of the line (with the slightly pretentious name - Terroir Series) chardonnay and pinot...

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It's Auction Season…

Date: Mon, Oct 6, 2008 Wine Tasting

Now that summer has turned to autumn, wine auction season is upon us. The big daddy of the auction scene here in Toronto is the Vintages / Ritchies Finest & Rarest Wine Auction. This year, the auction has been split...

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LCBO closings on civic holiday, August

Date: Tue, Jul 29, 2008 Wine Tasting

Here's a press release from the LCBO that might be useful as people plan their August weekend… LCBO closings on civic holiday, August 4 TORONTO, July 28 /CNW/ - As a convenience to Ontario consumers and visitors, approximately 350 LCBO...

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Details on new store #452

Date: Sun, Jul 13, 2008 Wine Tasting

I know that the photo of the new store layout is too hard to read so here are some of the details that I saw… - this store replaces #452 currently at 1717 Avenue Rd (the new condo project is...

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New LCBO location

Date: Sat, Jul 12, 2008 Wine Tasting

As described on a board at the Bayview Village location. The new store is under construction and is located on Avenue Rd between Wilson and Lawrence. It will be store #452 and is over 10,000 sq ft in size. Opening...

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