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Expert Picks on Bubbles

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Friday October 22nd, 2021 is “World Champagne Day”! In honour of this event our Product Knowledge team has selected some of their favourite sparkling wines below. Chill your favourite bottle of bubbles – whether that be Cava, Prosecco or Champagne – and toast life on the 22nd with those you love!

Senior Product Knowledge Consultant

Laura Hurley

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – KELSEY DRIVE

William Barnes

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – HOWLEY ESTATES

Jennifer Snooks

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – PKC HUMBER GARDENS

John Ryan

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – MERRYMEETING ROAD

Peter Harbin

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – STAVANGER DRIVE
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Stocking a Home Bar

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Whether you are a mixologist, or just getting into the cocktail game, there are some must-haves when it comes to furnishing a home bar. The great news is that we can all have different essentials when it comes to this topic. Please check out what our PK team members wouldn’t dare not have in their own home bars.

Senior Product Knowledge Consultant

Laura Hurley

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – KELSEY DRIVE

Peter Harbin

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – STAVANGER DRIVE

Jennifer Snooks

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – PKC HUMBER GARDENS

John Ryan

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – MERRYMEETING ROAD
Choose an occasion/topic for PKC product recommendations:

Wines for Thanksgiving Dinner

A traditional turkey dinner has many things going on - with a wide variety of aromas, flavours and textures. The good news is that this means that there are many different, excellent wines that can be paired with such a feast. In a pinch, a good rule of thumb to follow is…“fruity reds and off-dry whites are the best wine pairings for turkey.” We recommend serving your guests two half glasses of wine with this year’s Thanksgiving dinner – red, white, rose and/or sparkling. It will stimulate conversation and we guarantee that some people will find new favourites!

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Favorite White Spirits

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Apparently October is for celebrating white spirits – or more specifically the vodka and gin categories. This week, in anticipation of October 4th – “International Vodka Day” and October 19th – “International Gin and Tonic Day” our Product Knowledge Consultants are sharing some of their favourite white spirits.

Senior Product Knowledge Consultant

Laura Hurley

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – KELSEY DRIVE

William Barnes

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – HOWLEY ESTATES

Jennifer Snooks

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – PKC HUMBER GARDENS

John Ryan

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – MERRYMEETING ROAD
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Our Product Knowledge Consultants Fall Favourites

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As the days get shorter and the temperatures dip many of our food and beverage choices also change. This Wednesday is the official first day of fall, and with it comes a fresh bounty of fruits and vegetables from the garden. During this seasonal change many of our dishes become bigger and heavier in nature with the addition of root vegetables and flavourful reductions – hence many of our wine recommendations! Check out our selections below or pop into an NLC store that has a Product Knowledge Consultant on staff and pick their brains on what they will be enjoying over the coming days and months.

Senior Product Knowledge Consultant

Laura Hurley

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – KELSEY DRIVE

William Barnes

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – HOWLEY ESTATES

Jennifer Snooks

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – PKC HUMBER GARDENS

John Ryan

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – MERRYMEETING ROAD
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Pro Football is Back!

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This past weekend saw the return of pro football. Poolies and fans alike rejoiced as the seven month sabbatical of football inactivity came to an end! Many of us will be settling in again next weekend for the full slate of games with an adult beverage or two in hand! Please read below for some of our favourites and let us know what you think we may have missed.

Senior Product Knowledge Consultant

Laura Hurley

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – KELSEY DRIVE

William Barnes

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – HOWLEY ESTATES

Jennifer Snooks

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – PKC HUMBER GARDENS

John Ryan

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – MERRYMEETING ROAD
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Our Labour Day Libation Lineup

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Canada has been celebrating Labour Day on the first Monday in September since 1894. Many people take this opportunity to spend time with friends and family. Whether you are heading up to the cabin or just using the extra day off to catch up on some chores around the house we recommend you do so with one of popular products below. Please drink responsibly and have a great long weekend!

Senior Product Knowledge Consultant

Laura Hurley

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – KELSEY DRIVE

William Barnes

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – HOWLEY ESTATES

Jennifer Snooks

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – PKC HUMBER GARDENS

John Ryan

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – MERRYMEETING ROAD
Choose an occasion/topic for PKC product recommendations:

International Cabernet Sauvignon Day

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Cabernet Sauvignon is the most planted and widely recognized Vitis Vinifera grape variety in the world. The grapes have thick skins which usually provide the end products with deep(er) colour, ample black fruits (i.e. black berry, black currants, black cherry, etc.) and a high amount of mouth-drying tannins. Thursday September 2nd, 2021 is International Cabernet Sauvignon Day (#CabernetDay; #CabernetSauvignonDay). Spark up the barbecue, grab your favourite cut of beef and pair it with one of our Product Knowledge team’s favourite Cabernet Sauvignon’s below. You will not be disappointed!

Senior Product Knowledge Consultant

Laura Hurley

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – KELSEY DRIVE

William Barnes

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – HOWLEY ESTATES

Jennifer Snooks

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE CONSULTANT – PKC HUMBER GARDENS