TORONTO, March 23, 2012 /CNW/ - The LCBO is offering more than 180 kosher products, including 36 new releases in time for Passover, making this year's selection its largest ever. Passover begins on April 7.
Most of the new 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.
"The quality of kosher wines has evolved in step with changing consumer tastes," says Bob Downey, Senior Vice President, LCBO Sales & Marketing. "Wine consumers are increasingly looking for high quality and good value so we've assembled a diverse assortment of kosher products for Passover that delivers on both counts."
Of the 36 new offerings, 10 have been released through the LCBO's Vintages fine wine and premium spirits sections and 26 others, including five liqueurs, are new additions to store kosher sections. The LCBO's kosher selection also includes more 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:
- Cava Brut Castell D'Olerdola from Spain
- Les Floreales Moscato Sparkling and 2010 Barkan Classic Pinot Noir from Israel
- 2009 Sauvignon Blanc Louis Blanc KP from France
- 2008 Weinstock Cellar Select Cabernet Sauvignon from California's Napa Valley
- Binyamina liqueurs, including Chocolate, Amaretto and Peach
Varied quantities of kosher products are available in more than 500 of the LCBO's 622 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 for more information on LCBO products and services, including Passover offerings. They can also call helloLCBO 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 access the LCBO website at www.lcbo.com and Vintages information at www.vintages.com.
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.
LCBO stores offering a wide selection of kosher products include:
534 Bayfield Street
119 Osler Drive (University Plaza)
56 Main Street East
109 Fanshawe Park Road East
675 Wilson Avenue
5995 Yonge Street (at Wedgewood)
55 Bloor Street West (Manulife Centre)
396 St. Clair Avenue West (in Loblaws)
10 Scrivener Square (at Yonge south of Summerhill - LCBO Summerhill)
232 Dupont Street (at Spadina)
2 Cooper Street (at Queens Quay Boulevard East - LCBO Queens Quay)
1838-1844 Avenue Road (Avenue & Lawrence)
2901 Bayview Avenue (Bayview Village Plaza)
2625D Weston Road (Crossroads Mall)
2946 Bloor Street West (Bloor & Royal York)
333 Eglinton Avenue West (Eglinton Place)
195 The Donway West (Don Mills and Lawrence)
9310 Bathurst Street (Rutherford Market Place)
3020 Elmcreek Road
5925 Rodeo Drive (Heartland Town Centre)
400 Gibb Street (Oshawa Centre)
275 Rideau Street
1980 Bank Street
1363 Woodroffe Avenue (College Square - Nepean)
8783 Yonge Street North
10375 Yonge Street North
343 Glendale Ave.
180 Promenade Circle (The Promenade)
115 King Street South
3165 Howard Avenue (The Roundhouse Centre)
7850 Weston Road (Hwy 7 & Weston Rd)
Note: Consumers can also order kosher products from any LCBO store across Ontario, at no extra cost, depending on availability.
For further information:
Chris Layton, LCBO Media Relations Co-ordinator, Corporate Communications
Tel. 416 864-6772; Cell: 416 587-3729; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Rosenberg, Sr. Communications Consultant, LCBO Corporate Communications
Tel. 416 864-6875; Cell: 647 339-5428; E-mail: email@example.com