/R E P E A T -- LCBO Offers Great Kosher Selections For Passover/

TORONTO, March 7, 2013 /CNW/ - In time for Passover, beginning on March 25, the LCBO is adding 33 seasonal releases to its already diverse selection of kosher products.

Most of the seasonal offerings are premium wines made from popular grape varieties, including chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, pinot noir and sauvignon blanc. The selection includes wines from Israel, France, Italy, Spain, California, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Chile.

"We believe this year's selection of kosher wines offers a variety of premium products that will please even the most discerning palate," says Bob Downey, Senior Vice President, LCBO Sales & Marketing.  "Consumer tastes are constantly changing and we are using our supplier connections locally and in 84 different countries to bring new and different products to our customers."

Of the 33 seasonal products being released through the LCBO and VINTAGES in time for Passover, 26 are new listings, featuring traditional kosher wines, fortified wines, dessert wines, sparkling wines and spirits, including brandy and vodka.  Wines start at less than $10, while the spirits are in the $20-$45 price range.

New and interesting products include:

  • Sara Bee Moscato from Italy - $11.95
  • Bonnet-Gaspenne Prunier VS Cognac from France - $61.95
  • Bravdo Chardonnay 2011 from Israel - $31.95
  • Vignobles David Réserve Côtes-du-Rhône Villages 2010 from France - $23.95
  • Banero Extra Dry Prosecco from Italy - $13.95
  • Hafner Gewurztraminer Icewine 2010 from Austria - $26.95
  • Sabra Chocolate Orange Liqueur from Israel - $47.00
  • Terra Vega Shiraz 2012 from Chile - $9.95

Varied quantities of kosher products are available in more than 500 of the LCBO's 630 stores across the province, with the largest selection available in three GTA stores - 180 Promenade Circle (Promenade Mall) in Thornhill, 1838 Avenue Road (south of Wilson Avenue) and 675 Wilson Avenue in North York.

Customers can visit www.lcbo.com to find out which stores carry kosher products, or for information on LCBO products and services, including Passover offerings. They can also call the helloLCBO Contact Centre at 1-800-ONT-LCBO (668-5226).  In Toronto, call 416 365-5900, visit your nearest LCBO store or go online to hellolcbo.com. The TTY number for people who are deaf or hard of hearing is 416 864-6898 or 1-800-361-3291. Customers can also order kosher products from any LCBO store across Ontario, at no extra cost, depending on availability.

Consumers are reminded to bring a reusable bag when shopping at the LCBO and to take empty beverage alcohol containers (large and small glass bottles, PET plastic, Tetra Pak cartons, bag-in-box and cans) to The Beer Store for a full deposit refund.

SOURCE: LCBO

For further information:

MEDIA CONTACT:
Heather MacGregor, LCBO Media Relations Co-ordinator
Tel. 416 864-6772; Cell: 416 587-3729; E-mail: heather.macgregor@lcbo.com


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