lcbo storeHere’s a list of LCBO stores in Toronto and Oakville that offer regular tastings of premium wines. I’ll update this as I get new lists of the wines on offer. You may also want to inquire about the classes held at these stores that provide additional opportunities to taste more wines.

Here are the wine tastings in Ottawa and Gatineau (SAQ). I find it doesn’t take long to taste the wines and I fit it in when I’m doing errands in the neighbourhood where the store is located. There is a minimum fee to taste the wines that varies by store.

Summerhill: Store 10
Yonge & Summerhill
10 Scrivener Square
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3Y9
416-922-0403

Tutored Tasting Classes

Tasting Bar Hours: Monday to Wednesday 3:30 to 8 pm, Thursday to Saturday noon to 8 pm and Sunday from 12:30 to 4:30 pm

Wines offered until August 26:

NAME CSPC PRICE COUNTRY
 BASTIANICH FRIULANO 277467 19.95 ITALY
 INVITARE CONDRIEU 339739 65.95 FRANCE
 PALATINE HILLS SAUV BLANC 352344 18.00 ONTARIO
 TRUCHARD CHARDONNAY 60459 34.95 U.S.A.
 SPINYBACK SAUV BLANC 694737 18.95 N ZEALAND
 CROIX SENAILLET SAINT-VERAN 337832 22.95 FRANCE
HEIDEMANNS BERGWEIL. RIES. 331850 19.95 GERMANY
FEATHERSTONE 4 FEATHERS 341586 14.95 ONTARIO
 LAFOND ROC-EPINE ROSE 950709 17.95 FRANCE
 J. PARIENTE VERDEJO 345058 16.95 SPAIN
 EIDOSELA ALBARINO 336271 13.95 SPAIN
 GIOVANNA GRILLO 343053 15.95 ITALY
 PIETRO RINALDI BARBARESCO 184911 45.95 ITALY
 NIZZA BARBERA D’ASTI 340018 35.95 ITALY
 CATENA ZAPATA 170035 110.00 ARGENTINA
 PEGRANDI AMARONE 325191 53.95 ITALY
 LES GRANILITES ST JOSEPH 339697 39.95 FRANCE
 NICKEL & NICKEL CAB SAUV 292300 115.95 U.S.A.
 CUVEE ANONYM CHNF DU PAPE 337659 56.95 FRANCE
 KORTA SYRAH 327577 15.95 CHILE
 VILLA MORA SAGRANTINO 342394 19.95 ITALY
 PENINSULA RIDGE SYRAH 230896 24.95 ONTARIO
 CAPO DI GALLO AGLIANCO 268367 18.95 ITALY
 HAVENS CAB SAUV 340471 34.95 U.S.A.
 SAINTSBURY PINOT NOIR 359265 34.95 U.S.A.
 SALENA PETIT VERDOT 327445 18.95 AUSTRALIA
 F. MONTMAYOU GR RES MALBEC 279802 19.95 ARGENTINA
 JULES TAYLOR PINOT NOIR 329805 24.95 N ZEALAND
 LA FLEUR GRANDS LANDES ST .E. 336909 17.95 FRANCE
 BURRO VELHO ARAGONES/SYRAH 342774 14.95 PORTUGAL
 ONDARRE RIOJA 723452 17.95 SPAIN
MAYOR CASTILLA RIBERA DUERO 318931 15.95 SPAIN
SUNNYBROOK CHERRY WINE 331082 18.95 CANADA
STRATUS RIESLING ICE 56671 30.25 ONTARIO
 P. SPARR BRUT ROSE SPARKLING 39016 17.95 FRANCE
 TOTUS TUUS RES CAVA 226282 15.95 SPAIN
HARDY XO COGNAC 912527 145.95 FRANCE
CANTON GINGER LIQUEUR 157917 56.70 FRANCE
JOHN JACOB RYE WHISKEY 337253 57.95 U.S.A.
CONNEMARA CASK STRENGTH 913400 96.70 IRELAND
TRYCONNELL 10 YR MADEIRA FINISH 317586 79.95 IRELAND
CRÈME YVETTE LIQUEUR 260331 39.95 FRANCE
DUPEYRON ARMAGNAC 331108 69.95 FRANCE
CLYNELISH 1994 303198 132.95 SCOTLAND
LAPHROAIG CAIDEAS 329045 99.25 SCOTLAND
BUNNAHABHAIN 12 330837 75.95 SCOTLAND
MACALLAN AMBER 334078 99.95 SCOTLAND
GLENDRONACH 14 329193 89.95 SCOTLAND
TWEEDDALE BLENDED SCOTCH 331066 69.95 SCOTLAND
OCTOMORE 5 YR 330357 204.95 SCOTLAND
OLD PULTENEY 12 515346 69.95 SCOTLAND
GLEN KEITH 1996 330365 103.95 SCOTLAND
ARRAN PORT CASK 328815 80.95 SCOTLAND
WISERS LEGACY 179721 49.95 CANADA
TOMATIN 1989 303222 140.95 SCOTLAND
LEINBURN 12  291716 67.25 SCOTLAND
ARDBEG 10 560474 99.95 SCOTLAND
SPRINGBANK 10 708362 79.70 SCOTLAND
E & J GALLO BRANDY 314286 26.40 U.S.A.
MACALLAN SIENNA 334086 174.95 SCOTLAND
BENRIACH 12 YR 329003 74.95 SCOTLAND
CROWN ROYAL CASK 16 64337 99.95 CANADA
SIPSMITH GIN 322875 45.15 U.K.
ANGOSTURA 1824 686147 76.40 TRINIDAD
HANCOCK’S BOURBON 273623 75.95 U.S.A.
JAMESON SELECT RES 292615 49.95 IRELAND

 

2901 Bayview Avenue

Bayview & & Shepperd
Toronto-North York M2K 1E6
416-222-7658

Tutored Tasting Classes

Tasting Bar Hours

 

Avenue & Lawrence: Store 452
1838-1844 Avenue Road
Toronto-North York M5M 3Z5
416-785-6389

Tutored Tasting Classes

Tasting Bar Hours

Sample wine list below, but this changes regularly…

WHITES

1.  +330175 – 09 Chablis 1ER Cru Vaillons

2. +94375 – Sauvignon Blanc Napa (Duckhorn)

3. +84988 – Chardonnay Beringer Napa

4. +311571 – 07 Chardonnay Russian Valley (Gann)

5. +122762 – Chateauneuf de Pape Blanc

6. +663286 – Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

7. +326066 – 11 Chardonnay Thomas Goss Adelaide Hills

8. +987545  – 12 Pinot Grigio Grave Friuli

 

REDS/ROSES

1. +71209 – Tavel Rose (Domaine Corne Loup)

2. +319392 – 12 Rose Provence (Ch. Tour L’eveque)

3. +260901 – 10 Bonarda Black Label (Fincas)

4. +291666 – 10 Cab Sauvignon California (Cannonball wine)

5. +189995 – Cab. Sauv. (Joseph Phelps)

6. +200964 – 09 La Dame de Montrose St. Estephe

7. +330746 – 07 Brunello di Montalcino

8. +268524 – 04 Barolo Riserva (Fantin)

 

Oakville: Store 486
Cornwall & Trafalgar
321 Cornwall Drive, Unit C120
Oakville, Ontario  L6J 7Z5
905-845-8100

Tutored Tasting Classes

Tasting Bar Hours: 11 am to 8:30 pm Monday to Saturday

Sample wine list below for August 17-30, but this changes a day or two before each Vintages Release to feature wines in that release so that you can try before you buy …

Chilled Reds — Price — Tasting Fee

25338

Stonier Morning Pinot Noir

Australia

161273

Clos Pinot Noir

Cal

359265

Sainstbury  -Pinot Noir

Cal

585760

Quails Gate Pinot Noir — med/fruity

BC

352344

Neufeld Sauvignon

Ont

41780

Chablis Millesine

France

499509

Perrin Reserve

France

694737

Spinyback Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand

 

141499

 Blind River-Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand

277467

Friulano Bastianich

Italy

339465

Incognito white — aroma/flav

Cal

317131

St.Francis Chardonnay –full/rich

cal

67645

Megalomanic merlot VQA

Ont

984724

Bonterra Merlot –full/smooth

Cal

719211

Cline Zinfandel  – full/smooth

Cal

188110

First Press Cab.  – Full/smooth

Cal

135376

Ghost Pines Cab. –Full/smooth

Cal

161190

Grove Street Cabernet– Full/smooth

Cal

340471

Havens Cab. — Full/firm

Cal

330670

Agostino Inicio Malbec–  Med/fruity

Arg

324707

Sottano Res.Cab.  –full/firm

Arg

327759

Bird in the Hand Merlot/cab– full/smooth

Aussie

327403

Paxton Shiraz    full/smooth

Aussie

336966

Tournon Mathilda Shiraz–  full/smooth

Aussie

336909

Ch.La Fleur  – med/fruity

Bordeaux

340307

Chat.Laroche –full/smooth

Bordeaux

336925

Chat.Peyrabon–  full/firm

Bordeaux

328187

Chat.de Pennautier Cabardes–  med/fr

Midi

959999

Chat.Fortia ChNPape  –full/smooth

Rhone

76349

Dom.Grand Veneur  –Full/smooth

Rhone

328179

Cotes du rhone Signargues — full/smooth

Rhone

143099

Mas Des Bressades–  Med/full

Rhone

333575

Caparzo– Med/fruity

Italy

86314

Tenuta Chianti Colli –med/fruity

Italy

953828

Volpaia Chianti cl. –Med/fruity

Italy

326595

Cantine Riondo App.– Med/fruity

Tuscany

203968

Pasqua Ripasso Val. –Med/fruity

Tuscany

338921

Villa Annaberta Amarone– full/smooth

Tuscany

204016

Talamonti Tre Saggi –med/fruity

Italy

732222

Mezzacorona Teroldego –med/fruity

Italy

121061

Ippolito — med/fruity

Italy

297556

Argiolas Perdera –med/fruity

Italy

177527

Taurino Ris.Salice Salentino  –full/smooth

Puglia

339101

Feudo Maccari Nero– full/smooth

Sicilia

338970

Ippolito 1845  –full/smooth

Italy

268367

Girolamo Capo di Gallo

Puglia

342394

Villa Mora montefalco– full/firm

Italy

211813

Apollonio Terragnolo Prim.– Full/firm

Puglia

50203

Beronia

Spain

42929

Lan Rioja med/fruity

Spain

332874

Gancedo  Full/smooth

Spain

674564

La Vendemia Temp full/firm

Spain