If you could describe the flavours of spring in one word, what would it be? Floral, herbaceous or fresh? If you chose any of these, you would be right! Every tantalizing note that graces our palette this season evokes the essence of springtime. From fresh and fruity cocktails to herbaceously hoppy beers, we’re ready for a renaissance of flavour. This week, LCBO unveiled their 2023 spring preview of everything launching this season. From new and exciting non-alcoholic drinks to celebrity spirits, Canadians are primed for an unforgettable prelude to summer. Read on to learn more about some of our favourites and what you can expect this spring.
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Rosé all day
Bold, blush and beautiful, rosé wine has captured the hearts of Canadians with its delicious fruity and floral flavour. Originating from Provence, France, this colourful wine has become one of the most popular wines consumed in Canada. The popularity doesn’t stop there, even celebrities like Post Malone and Snoop Dogg have launched their own rosé to keep up with the hype. Our personal favourite however has to be the Côte des Roses Rosé Gérard Bertrand. The flavour speaks for itself with the delicious notes of fresh fruit, in addition to the iconic floral embossed base – this wine should be your go-to this spring.
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In recent years, the demand for more non-alcoholic beverages has been rising. Drinks with a bit of buzz but sans the booze has caught the attention of many Canadians, especially due to the growing selection and diverse flavours. One of our new favourites is this non-alcoholic hazy pale ale with a unique flavour profile of tropical fruit and red berry. We imagine sipping this beauty by the lake, with our feet up and not a care in the world. We recommend pairing this with any one of your favourite savoury snacks.
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Let’s see some celebrity spirit
Debuting alongside some classics and new favourites, are a few surprising celebrity launches! Most notable is the Brothers Bond Bourdon by Vampire Diaries stars Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley. Our favourite vampy duo is stepping into the sun this spring with a delicious bourbon that’s both sweet and spicy. If you’re looking something on the floral side, musician Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo also launched a rosa blanco, perfect for any spring soiree.
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These and many more delicious drinks have already hit LCBO shelves. So if you’re looking to level-up your spring sipping game, hit up your local LCBO or online for the best in newness this season.