Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Ltd.

Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Ltd.

September 24, 2009 14:50 ET

LCBO Purchases $1 Million Worth of VQA Wines From Local Wine Producer Diamond Estates Wines and Spirits

- Company is now the second largest supplier of VQA wines to the LCBO

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 24, 2009) - The LCBO has placed orders totaling over $1 million worth of VQA wine within four weeks, from Diamond Estates Wines and Spirits, which produces, distributes and markets Dan Aykroyd Wines, 20 Bees Winery, EastDell Estates, Lakeview Cellars, De Sousa Wines and Birchwood Estate Wines, announced Murray Marshall, President & CEO of Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits.

The purchase is significant to Diamond Estates as it marks its largest one-month sale to the LCBO in company history.

"The LCBO has demonstrated that our VQA produced wines are in high demand by consumers across Ontario. It also points towards a more positive message that the economy is beginning to turn in our industry and that we are leading the charge with our award-winning, attractively priced wines," said Marshall.

Recently several of Diamond Estates wine brands including Lakeview Cellars, Dan Aykroyd Wines and Birchwood Estates took home big awards from the 2009 Japan Wine Challenge and the 2009 International Wine & Spirits Competition in London, England.

The orders placed by the LCBO include 20 Bees, Dan Aykroyd Wines, EastDell Estates, Lakeview Cellars, De Sousa Wines and Birchwood. These orders now positions Diamond Estates Wines and Spirits as the second largest supplier of VQA wines to the LCBO.

One of Diamond Estates' key wine labels, 20 Bees has now become a top five selling VQA wine in the LCBO. Due to the overwhelming success of the 20 Bees brand, three new listings will be released in the near future.

Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits produces, distributes and markets its wines nationally from its own Niagara wineries and vineyards including Dan Aykroyd Wines, 20 Bees Winery, EastDell Estates, Lakeview Cellars, De Sousa Wines and Birchwood Estate Wines. They are an award-winning wine and spirits distribution and marketing agency for various international brands across Canada. Since inception, the company has grown to become one of Canada's top agencies representing some of the most compelling beverage alcohol brands in today's marketplace. For more information about Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits, please visit www.diamondwines.com.

Contact Information