Tasting notes: LCBO’s Spanish-focused speciality shop is now open

Plus: Eat, drink, screen at Eatable

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The LCBO’s third Products of the World specialty shop, this one focusing on fine Spanish liquids, is now open at 2946 Bloor West. The location stocks a variety of over 160 wines and spirits from Spain, including many from the LCBO’s consignment program. Since Spain offers some of the best-value wines available, this is great news for lovers of sherry, cava, brandy, Rueda or Rioja.

Eat, drink, screen

Speaking of Spain, treat yourself to next-level dinner theatre at Eatable, T.O.’s inaugural food film fest. On Sunday (October 4) at 3 and 6:30 pm, the Canadian premiere of Sherry And The Mystery Of Palo Cortado offers a glimpse into the great bodegas of Jerez de la Frontera. The screening at the Royal (608 College) is paired with pintxos and a sherry tasting ($50). Add a five-course sherry dinner inspired by the film at Bar Isabel for $200 (797 College, 416-532-2222, barisabel.com). 

On Monday (October 5), 7 pm, a screening of Sergio Herman, Fucking Perfect, about the master chef, also includes Brandon Olsen’s “perfect” bites, cocktails and cinema snacks (Royal, $50). On Tuesday (October 6), 7 pm, a five-course izakaya dinner by Leemo Han of Oddseoul and Hanmoto accompanies Japanese classic Tampopo ($120 at the Great Hall, 1087 Queen West). Tickets and more info online at eatablefilms.com.

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