It's that magical time of the year!
Celebrate the holidays in good spirits with our selection of reds, whites, rosé, Champagne, sparkling and rum from around the world.

Perfect last-minute gifts for friends, family and colleagues, look for these popular picks at the LCBO:
Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel 2017
VINTAGES#: 719211, $26.95  SHOP »»

"Floral and lush with pretty, spicy favors; aromatic, dense, and long, this expression hails from a consistently value-priced winery." Score: 91 Pts. - Tasting Panel Magazine.
Pair with hearty meat dishes, pasta, aged cheddar, pulled pork.

Gardet Cuvée Tradition Saint Flavy Brut Champagne
VINTAGES#: 924654, $47.95 SHOP »»

"This is a fine, friendly, fruit-driven Champagne with mild croissant and almond complexity around freshly baked apple. It is light to mid-weight with active mousse, just a hint of sweetness and very good acidity. The length is very good to excellent." Score: 90 Pts. Tasted November 2018. - David Lawrason,
Serve with oysters, caviar, fried calamari, or a Triple Cream Brie cheese.

E. Guigal Gigondas 2016
VINTAGES#: 331900, $42.95 SHOP »»

"Guigal's 2016 Gigondas offers up a luscious mouthful of pomegranate and raspberry fruit. Sourced from higher elevations within the appellation, it's full-bodied and velvety, but it retains a paradoxical sense of lightness and remains easy to drink, adding hints of garrigue on the finish. Drink date: 2019-2030." Score: 92 Pts. - Joe Czerwinski,, December 19, 2019.
Serve with red meat, game, or cheese.

Bailly Lapierre Réserve Brut Crémant de Bourgogne
VINTAGES#: 991562, $19.95  SHOP »»

Sourced from the heart of the Auxerre district, this Burgundian bubbly displays attractive apple and citrus, with a delicate toast tone.
Crisp and refreshing, a great pairing for seafood.

Muga Rosé 2019
VINTAGES#: 603795, $15.95 SHOP »»

"The drop-dead delicious 2019 Muga Rosé, DOC Rioja offers proof that rosé season extends past summertime. This dry, coral-toned blend of Garnacha, Tempranillo and Viura just beams with brilliant flavour: apricot and mandarin, white peach and red currant allusions offer immediate pleasure and persist on the finish." Score: 93 Pts. - Carolyn Evans Hammond, Contributing Columnist for The Toronto Star, October 15, 2020.
Enjoy with seafood, salads, grilled chicken, or even burgers.

Jules Taylor Pinot Noir 2018
VINTAGES#: 329805, $24.95 SHOP »»

"Splendidly fruited and beautifully fragrant, the bouquet shows dark cherry, ripe strawberry, floral and toasted hazelnut characters with seductive savoury complexity. The palate is equally satisfying with lovely fruit weight and roundness, leading to a lengthy polished finish. At its best: now to 2023." Score: 93 Pts. - Sam Kim,, August 2020.
Serve with mushroom pasta, salmon, duck, or veal.

Ruris Amor Les Burnins Montagny 1er Cru 2016
VINTAGES#: 16198, $$29.95 SHOP »»

Les Burnins Montagny Premier Cru is a southeast-facing vineyard planted in clay-limestone. Wines from here offer considerable value for white Burgundy. Expect ripe fruit, lifted white floral notes and a nutty undertone.
Pair with shellfish or grilled chicken.

Stroh Original 54 Spiced Rum
VINTAGES#: 433094, $36.55 SHOP »»

Deep walnut brown in colour, this delicious, nutty, vanilla aromatic spiced rum, also offers rich caramel and sweet coffee flavours. Best served over ice, in cocktails, or infused in this Chocolate Rum Ball recipe.

Cave du Château de Chénas Cru Chénas 2018
VINTAGES#: 559898, $20.95 SHOP »»

"One of the 10 Beaujolais cru sites, Chénas has some of the most robust wines in Beaujolais. This one is floral, with bright red fruit, brooding black fruit, vanilla and earth, plus the characteristic structured tannins of Chénas. It will continue to evolve till 2020+." - LCBO Vintages panel, February 2020.
Delightful with charcuterie, salmon or grilled pork chops.

Muga Reserva 2016
VINTAGES#: 177345, $22.95 SHOP »»
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"This has the Muga style and the imprint of the cool and fresh 2016 vintage, one of the best vintages of recent years. [...] It has a mixture of red and black fruit with sweet spices that are very integrated and in harmony. The palate is silky and clean, and the tannins are round and gentle…" Score: 93 Pts. - Luis Gutiérrez, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate,, June 2019.
Serve alongside rotisserie chicken and roast potatoes, or duck confit.  
Rich with caramelized onions and shallots, this comforting soup is topped with toasted baguette and plenty of melted cheese to warm you up on chilly days. 
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Photo credit: @dineandfash
Chocolate Rum Balls are a holiday favourite. Infused with Stroh 54, this dessert only requires five ingredients, and takes less than 20 minutes to make.
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Same Day Pick Up” at select LCBO stores lets you skip the line, exercise social distancing and, best of all, it is a convenient way to shop for wine, beer and spirits.   

Follow these 4 easy steps:
1. Select a “Same Day Pickupstore.
2. Shop and order products from this store.
3. Wait to receive confirmation of your order.
4. Drive up to the drive-through window, and you are DONE!

You will be back home to enjoy a lovely glass of wine in no time at all.
Discover great wines from around the world in the comfort of your own home
Lead by one of our trained Sommeliers, a Virtual Wine Tasting is an experience like no other. Be it with a group of friends, or to celebrate the holiday season with colleagues or clients, we will guide you through an interactive and educational tasting — online, and all from the comfort of your home or office setting.

Tastings can be customized to suit your preferences (wine styles, regions, etc.) and budget. Participants receive a custom wine kit, delivered to their door, providing a unique opportunity to sample and learn about wines that can then be purchased in full cases or mixed packs.
For more information on Virtual Wine Tastings, please contact Justin Foxcroft: 

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With the holiday season around the corner, please consider our wines for your gifting needs. Whether for business associates or friends and family, we offer customized and curated selections of wines to satisfy all tastes and budgets.  

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