Canadá place Ontario date_range 30 · Oct · 2020

LCBO/Vintages Taste and Buy; November 2020

Wines of Chile brings you an exclusive opportunity to present your wines to VINTAGES /LCBO/DESTINATON COLLECTION buyers in advance of the upcoming VINTAGES Product Call January 2021.

Ontario is Canada’s largest market, representing for Chilean wineries over $110 million is sales in 2020 (R13 to P03). In Canada, Ontario represents 43% of Chilean wine sales in volume and value.

The Activity

Objective:

  • Generate listings for existing /new suppliers to the Ontario market.
  • Respond to a direct request from the Liquor board to review wines for the upcoming VINTAGES Product Call of January 2021.

Method:

  • Organise a selection of up to 50-60 Chilean wines for tasting by the VINTAGES and LCBO WINE and DESTINATION COLLECTION buyers
  • Wines of interest will be selected for submission into the VINTAGES Product Call of January 2021 or for consideration in the other channels.
  • Location in downtown event venue proximate to LCBO Headquarters with physical distancing and public health measure in force*

Wine Selection Criteria:

  • Well known wine regions and emerging regions like Limari, Elqui, Bio-Bio, Itata and Malleco.
  • All varietals and styles with a focus on Cabernet, Carmenère, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
  • $15–$30 (red)
  • $14 – 25 (white)
  • Should not have been in the market for at least 3 years.
  • Wineries must have an Ontario Agent to be considered for the VINTAGES call in January 2021 but are not required to have an agent for this tasting.
  • Wines with third party accolades preferred.

Details:

  • Wines will be consolidated for diplomatic shipment by Hot Express.
  • Up to a maximum of 4 SKUs per winery accepted.
  • 2 sample bottles of each SKU required.
  • No representation required.
  • Wines will be organized in the room by varietal.
  • Please fill in the submission form completely as this information will be collated into a reference catalogue for the buyers.
Tasting Date: November 2020

Participation Cost:

  • WoC Members: USD $259 per SKU
  • Non Members: USD $337 per SKU
Evaluation: Number of new listings purchased

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