Many of the Profile Wine Group agents also speak other languages such as French and Italian. It probably helps them with their travels around the world in search of wine to put into their shopping cart!
|Bernard Sparr and myself|
|Minor Wild Yeast Chardonnay|
|Peter Franus wine|
|Vincent Renais from Profile|
John Howard and myself
A sparkling wine from Italy made with Pinot Nero and Chardonnay. It's a fun bubbly.
This wine was fantastic. It's a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Col Solare is a partnership between Marchesi Antinori from Tuscany and Washington State's Chateau Ste. Michelle.
|2008 Cryomalus Ice Cider|
What does a wine agency do?
A wine agency is an importer of wines (as well as spirits) from all over the globe. It acts as a representative for the producers and wineries. The agency submits the wine to the LCBO for review and if all goes well, the LCBO will purchase the wine directly from the winery or producer. The agency will receive a commission depending on how much wine is purchased. So, the agency acts kind of like a talent agent!
The baked breads and meats
Sure! Most likely you will have to purchase a case of wine. Sometimes you'll be able to order a six-bottle pack. If that's too much wine for you, go in together with some friends. Purchasing directly from the wine agency will get you access to wines you won't be able to find anywhere else. Well, unless you actually go to the winery which would be fun too! Purchasing from the agency might be more economical.
What is the LCBO?
Here in Ontario, we purchase alcohol mainly from the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. With stores set up all over the province, the LCBO is one of the largest single buyers of alcohol in the world. This includes wine, beer and sprits. There are over 60 stores in Toronto alone.