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Insight & trends on wine imported in Ontario

September 25, 2022 | Written by Luca Discenza

The second country covered in this series, Italy, arguably has the most confusing wine labelling system and terminology of all European countries. Let's break down Italian wine labels in this issue.  Read on...

August 15, 2022 | Written by Luca Discenza

Of the three countries covered in this series, France arguably has the most extensive and intimidating wine labelling system and terminology. Let's break down French wine labels and reveal key identifiers.  Read on...

July 1, 2022 | Written by Luca Discenza

Organic wines are a popular category for wine enthusiasts in Ontario and across the world. He is our guide to defining Organic Wine and where you can buy these wines in Ontario.  Read on...

January 10, 2022 | Written by Nelson Abreu

Today, there are many more Ontario Wine Agents selling wine online compared to just two years ago.  As a result, competition for search engine rankings and ad words have skyrocketed in the wine sector. This is a big win for Ontario’s consumer choice and accessibility! Read on...

December 1, 2021 | Written by Eric Gennaro

Do I gift wine to Drink Now or Hold?  What's the best pairing for the traditional Christmas roast? What's the best bubbly to serve and to gift? Read on...
October 27, 2021 | Written by Nelson Abreu

In Ontario, wine agents are licensed to sell wine exclusively by the case, and the minimum order a private wine importer can offer is one case. The size of the case is determined by the winery which usually means the customer is ordering a minimum of six, or twelve bottles, at a time. Discounts on minimum orders of one case are unheard of in the wine business.  Continue...
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October 12, 2021 | Written by Nelson Abreu

Yes, it can be! Wine agents deliver wine to customers’ homes, and offices, in Ontario using dedicated wine delivery services. You must be at least 19 years old to order and receive wine in Ontario. Delivery times vary from one wine agency to another however, most private wine importers offer delivery between two to five business days depending on the destination location.  Continue...
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September 10, 2021 | Written by Nelson Abreu

Wine Agents are licensed to coordinate the sale of privately imported wines to restaurants and the public on behalf of the LCBO.  The two striking differences when purchasing wine from a Wine Agent, rather than an LCBO store, are:  Continue...
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August 20, 2021 | Written by Nelson Abreu

A frequent question that Wine Importers are asked is, “Can we buy these wines at the LCBO?” Privately imported wines, often referred to as ‘Consignment Wines’ in Ontario, are imported and coordinated for direct sale to restaurants, hotels and private buyers by the import agency. These are the value wines you enjoy by-the-glass in restaurants and are also the unique ‘hidden gems’ that diners rave about.  Continue...
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July 7, 2021 | Written by Nelson Abreu

There is no doubt that Prosecco is the most popular sparkling wine in Italy but now it is also the #1 bubbly exported around the world. In Ontario, we import and consume our fair share of Prosecco. The availability is very good, and the selection is quite diverse.  Let’s understand the promise of Prosecco and explore some of the selections we have in Ontario. Continue...
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July 7, 2021 | Written by Nelson Abreu

Our most frequently asked questions about imported wines in Ontario.  Continue...
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June 1, 2021 | Written by Nelson Abreu

When you want the most exclusive selection of wines for your restaurant, hotel, catering service or private collection, there are endless choices available. The question is, do you have the time and resources to find them all and at the best prices?   Savvy wine enthusiasts know the advantages of sourcing the best wines from a private wine importer in Ontario.  Continue...
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May 13, 2021 | Written by Nelson Abreu

With over 350 registered grape varieties, Italy has the greatest diversity of wines in the world.  This is a treasure of wines that will continue to entertain wine lovers for years to come and Ontario is a great place to experience all that Italian wines have to offer.  Continue...