What’s New at the LCBO: ‘Treasury Wine Estates’ World Famous Gifts to Celebrate the Season

The Cask “Fancy” red and a “Fancy” white are still top sellers at the LCBO, but don’t forget to check out the stocking stuffers here…

Treasury Wine Estates will celebrate the world famous JoieFarm label by giving the winners of the brand’s growing number of opportunities to attend culinary school. Some will get to learn to cook from chefs and tastemakers such as Jamie Bissonnette, formerly of The Fat Duck in England, as well as Kelsey Johnson, representing “The Hairy Bikers” and Ken Oringer, who is the chef at Copenhagen’s Geranium.

Treasury is unveiling an educational holiday card and innovative gifts that celebrate its promise to be a partner of change. Every year, the company champions youth, partnering with at-risk children to foster resilience, foster diversity and foster conservation. TWE gifts include a set of 150 limited edition fall TWE glasses ($90) and various apparel options.

There are quite a few reds that fit the festive spirit of the season, but many like 2012 Chenin Blanc from Selbo Vineyards ($15.95), that help you light the way to your holiday gathering with the ease of a bottle that keeps getting bigger with each year.

In case you were still indecisive about what wine to pair with a turkey and a side of mashed potatoes, Amy Spear from Greatvine.ca has done all the work for you.

She wrote about a tastings experience that showcased all the top wines in Ontario but chose the Le Kure Triduum, a crisp, dry 2012 Tourigauche (from Chateau Camelot, at $16.95) and the Gabriel Fortune, a elegant 2013 Côtes du Rhône Rose (from Gabriel Fortune, at $18.95). “It’s the perfect balance between purity and richness of some great Rhône roses,” she said. “They are a true crowd pleaser.”

Click here for Amy’s Wine Pairing Handbook

And finally, whether you are watching the first ball of the 2018 World Series or just lining up to watch the second one kick off, Samara Siu has some advice…

…Get rid of those plastic cup lids and the plastic cap on your snack. Tastefully use them up to use for your wine, vino lids or smoothies.

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