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JOHN RYAN

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT
HOWLEY ESTATES
John has been with the NLC since 2008 at various locations. He has spent most of his tenure though at his current location: Howley Estates. He has completed ISG 1 & 2, as well as WSET 1 & 2, and is a certified beer server. He prides himself on customer service and does his best to be available to help anyone at any time. John loves to read about all types of products but his passion is in wine, more specifically the wines of France. If you are ever at our Elizabeth Ave location, please search him out and say hello, you never know you may leave with a new favorite wine!

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Father’s Day Picks

June 2, 2024
NLC has great gift options for those fathers who like to imbibe! If he likes beer, wine, or spirits we have him covered. In this version of Expert Picks our team is also providing one of their favourite gins and rums in honour of World Gin Day on June 8th and World Rum Day on the 13th. Please drink responsibly and have a great summer!

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Rosés, Chardonnays and Victoria Day

May 13, 2024
Apparently mid-May month is time to celebrate! In addition to the Victoria Day long weekend, we are also stoked about International Chardonnay Day on the 25th of May, and the onset of new rosés to our market over the coming days and weeks! In this edition of Expert Picks we provide you with a favourite rosé and chardonnay, as well as some staples for the May 2-4 weekend. To the campers – please bring an extra sweater, you know that you are going to need it!

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Mother’s Day Picks

April 29, 2024
Moscato in the springtime – is there anything better? In honour of World Moscato Day on May 9th our team has shared their favourite fizzy “Aromatic and Sweet” Moscatos below. Not to be outdone we also provide an “Aromatic and Flavourful” Sauvignon Blanc each in celebration of “International Sauvignon Blanc Day” on May 5th. Our mothers are big fans of both styles! We hope yours are as well!

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Wines of South America

March 28, 2024
In this article we are focusing our selections on two powerhouse countries – Argentina and Chile. Both of these South American countries are top ten in terms of world production and are known for their fruit-forward, good-valued wines. We hope that you enjoy these selections. We have also included a favourite malbec each in honour of “World Malbec Day” on April 17, 2024. Our chosen malbecs hail from four different countries with staff including one that is rosé and one that is actually white.

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Go-to Spirits for Spring Cocktails

March 28, 2024
As longer and warmer days are becoming the norm many of us seek out new and exciting spring cocktails. Today our talented team provides you with some of their favourite spirits that they use when concocting such drinks at home. It is great see all the local content contained below – we love having top-notch distilleries in our province! Happy mixing!