We are pleased to provide you with the Fall/Winter 2021 Product Needs Schedule outlining opportunities for purchases and detailing product specifications and deadlines. Vintages will be accepting submissions starting March 1st, 2021.
All submissions must be made through the LCBO’s New Item Submission System (NISS). For new users of NISS, detailed instructions are available here. For your convenience and as a reminder, an overview of the Vintages Purchasing Process is attached.
Please note, in accordance with LCBO policy, we will continue to purchase products shipping from source locations. It is the agent's responsibility to ensure all products submitted adhere to this policy.
Please remember that the LCBO’s Green Initiative is an ongoing corporate priority. Agents and suppliers should note that special consideration will be given to products that are packaged in lightweight glass and/or follow sustainable, biodynamic or organic agricultural practices that meet CFIA standards.
Further call-outs for a successful submission include:
· Complete all entry fields accurately in their entirety, including all varietal fields.
· Ensure any scores entered relate to the actual vintage being offered (copies of accolades must be attached).
· Always include the LCBO # in the event the product has previously been released in Vintages.
On behalf of the Vintages team, we thank you for your support. We look forward to working with you and your suppliers to grow our business and continue to offer our customers an outstanding selection of premium product.