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Mar 3, 2010 08:28 AM

Alternative LCBO Website

Hi folks. For the life of me I can't find this other website. It notifies people of when certain inventories are received by local LCBO stores that you choose.

Anybody know where this is? I can't find it. I hope it didn't shut down.


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  1. Are you referring to drinkvine? I've been using it for the past month and it's really useful.

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    1. re: lavender07

      I cannot say enough good things about drinkvine!

      I find it especially useful for the seasonal beer releases. Instead of trying to do many individual searches on the control board's website at about the time the release is supposed to happen, I can just select the beers I'm interested in, then wait for the e-mails to come in. I also use the site to see which locations have certain beers in stock to decide which one to stop in to on the way home from work.

      1. re: lavender07

        This has been discussed at and I signed on to check it out. My 2 cents is is good for searching beers from The Beer Store because The Beer Store website search function is crap. However the LCBO search function is fine and from a search perspective, is a redundant alternative to LCBO's website. You're better off going to in the first place.

        1. re: syoung

          With LCBO's website you cannot get notifications to your e-mail when products comes in. For seasonal releases that do not get to all locations at the same time, this is very convienient. I know that the St Lawrence Market location just got in the Hvss Doppel-Hirsch Doppel Bock because I had an e-mail telling me so. I suppose I could search each beer in the seasonal release daily at, but that is a lot more effort that once clicking "add" next to all the beers in the spring release.

          Plus, you can't just search which beers are available at a certain location from I probably have about 30 or 40 different products selected on my watch list and I can tell you right now that 9 of them are at the LCBO location that is on my walk home from work.

          These may not be important features to you, but they are not redundant to the LCBO website.

        2. re: lavender07

          Yes, that is it! Thanks for the update.

        3. has a shop online section. These are products which are available through their warehouse and shipped to your nearest store. You can sign up for email notification of new releases.
          I hope this helps

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          1. re: dubchild

            You're referring to and, IMHO, it's a pathetic attempt because:

            (1) it stocks wines mostly from obscure producers and most of us wine geeks have already written it off. What LCBO needs to do is offer wines from their paper Classics Catalogue with this web channel to make it worthwhile and also to save trees in the process. I've been lobbying for this on the Wine Spectator boards for years!

            (2) They can only ship to your store, so you still have to pick up yourself, and it takes 4-6 weeks to deliver, even if the store is a few KMs from the warehouse! No thank you.