Media Alert: Rarest wines to be featured at Vintages fine wine auction
October 16-18

TORONTO, Oct. 15 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:     Ontario consumers will be able to bid on some of world's
              greatest wines, including the 2001 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la
              Romanée-Conti, a renowned Grand Cru red Burgundy, valued at
              more than $4,000 per 750 mL bottle, at the Vintages fine wine
              auction at Waddington's Auction House in Toronto from
              October 16-18.

              Other highly-valued wines up for auction are lots of
              exceptional red Bordeaux wines, including a very rare 750 mL
              bottle of Chateau Petrus 1964, valued between $1,800 and
              $2,200, and three bottles (750 mL) of Chateau Le Pin 2000,
              valued between $10,300 and $12,500.

              The LCBO and Waddington's Auction House will be presenting more
              than 1,700 lots of rare wines valued at almost $2 million over
              the three days.

              The Vintages Finest and Rarest Wines Auction gives collectors
              the opportunity to obtain rare wines that are not available
              through other channels. Collecting fine wine has become popular
              as an investment opportunity as great vintages tend to
              appreciate in value over time.

    WHERE:    Waddington's Auction House
              111 Bathurst Street
              Toronto, Ontario

    WHEN:     October 16, 2009, 7:00 p.m. until bidding closes
              October 17, 2009, 10:00 a.m. until bidding closes
              October 18, 2009, 10:00 a.m. until bidding closes

              Photo, video and interview opportunities


For further information: For further information: MEDIA CONTACT: Barry O'Brien, Director, LCBO Corporate Affairs, Tel. (416) 864-6821, Cell: (416) 627-7055, E-mail:

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