LCBO Sunshine list, in case you were wondering

The following is the Sunshine list of LCBO employees’ salaries and bonuses.

Liquor Control Board of Ontario  ABBAMONTE-BOYKO  CARMELA  Manager, Financial Planning  $117,509.46  $1,439.76
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  ALLAIRE  GEOFFREY  General Manager, Operations, Conventional Retail Service Centre  $111,752.54  $1,426.78
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  ALSTON  JOHN  Manager, Stock Control/Administration Services  $101,311.21  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  ALTON  LINDA  Director, Vintages Marketing, Food & Drink & Visual Merchandising  $138,887.55  $1,260.82
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  AMBROSE  MCKINLEY  Manager, Process Analysis  $120,602.09  $1,439.76
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  ANDERSON  MICHAEL  Broadcast Producer  $103,224.06  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  ANDREWS  ROBERT  District Manager  $118,698.09  $2,809.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  ARAUJO  VIC  General Manager, Operations, Durham  $124,289.17  $346.76
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  ARCHER  STEVEN  Supervisor, Finance  $103,337.21  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  ARUTA  SEBASTIANO  Contact Centre Manager  $119,381.31  $1,439.76
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  AVANSI  HAMLET  Senior Programmer Analyst  $105,151.84  $1,350.32
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  BACK  Y. TONY  Supervisor, Finance  $104,995.21  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  BAKIC  MARA  Manager, Economic Policy & Planning  $118,038.47  $338.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  BALARAJAN  PONNAMBALAM  Consulting Technical Systems Specialist  $130,852.81  $1,439.76
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  BEAUSOLEIL  DIANE  Supervisor, Finance  $103,224.06  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  BEDI  SHEETAL  Manager, Freedom of Information & Privacy  $120,602.08  $1,364.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  BEGLEY  JOHN  AAA Store Manager  $100,914.22  $286.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  BHATNAGAR  PRAKRITI  Senior Programmer Analyst  $102,083.50  $230.32
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  BHOGAL  C. CHARAN  Director, Integrated Marketing  $128,676.02  $361.02
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  BLOMMERS  DAVID  Director, Information Technology Infrastructure  $119,715.89  $1,448.70
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  BONIC  JACQUELINE  Vice President, Store Development & Real Estate  $212,118.65  $1,781.28
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  BOTHAM  CHRISTINE  Inventory Manager  $104,647.87  $1,409.22
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  BOWER  SANDRA  Manager, International & Domestic Traffic & Claims  $103,153.21  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  BOWMAN  M. MIKE  Manager, Property Services  $118,567.47  $7,776.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  BRAND  GEORGE  Manager, End User Computing  $109,953.94  $1,559.26
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  BROWNING  J. ALEX  Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration & Chief Financial Officer  $240,463.61  $17,514.56
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  BUCK  PETER  Director, Human Resources Services  $179,297.59  $1,713.20
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  BUSBY  MICHAEL  Database Administrator  $114,871.41  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  CACCIOTTOLO  DAVID  Category Manager  $105,416.08  $313.10
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  CALVELLI  NICK  Senior Systems Analyst  $107,216.44  $255.94
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  CANNON  KATHY  Business Unit Director  $137,324.52  $376.84
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  CARDINAL  NANCY  Vice President, Marketing Communications  $209,972.86  $1,781.28
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  CARPENTER  JOHN  Maintenance Shift Supervisor  $102,489.10  $241.14
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  CATER  STEPHEN  Director, Quality Assurance  $126,863.86  $1,463.44
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  CATILO  JOSE  Manager, Distribution Analysis  $100,961.37  $1,394.40
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  CHAN  HENRY  Inventory Manager  $117,222.12  $1,438.96
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  CHU  HANG-SUN  Senior Systems Analyst  $115,124.71  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  CLARK  HEATHER  Manager, Planning & Construction  $118,974.39  $1,439.76
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  CLARKE  FRED  Construction Coordinator  $101,382.06  $9,944.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  CLEMENTS-PITCHKUR  CAMILLE  Regional Manager, Human Resources  $103,153.21  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  CLEVELY  ROBERT  Regional Director, Central Region  $194,830.36  $5,072.00
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  COLALLILO  PAT  Manager, Retail Operations Health & Safety  $103,337.21  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  COLLINS  HEATHER  Director, Centre for Project Information Office  $134,019.44  $1,478.44
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  CONSTANTIN  JEAN  Manager, French Language Services  $100,992.41  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  CORRAS  LOREEN  District Manager  $107,070.54  $8,950.18
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  COTTER  CLIFF  Senior Systems Analyst  $101,679.21  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  COUTO  ADRIENNE  Solicitor  $119,632.41  $325.34
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  COWAL  LYNDA  Manager, Payroll  $116,663.47  $338.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  CRAIGIE  JILL  Manager, Capital Planning & Analysis  $103,636.03  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  CREIGHTON  JOHN  District Manager  $104,592.96  $3,872.32
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  D’ALESSIO  A. TONY  Category Manager  $110,928.08  $1,429.66
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  DASTUR  DAULAT  Executive Assistant to the Chair  $100,356.31  $0.00
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  DAVIS  PATTI  District Manager  $116,663.47  $1,730.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  DE BOERR  LESLEY  Executive Director, Internal Audit & Chief Audit Executive  $115,678.88  $234.72
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  DEFREITAS  PETER  Manager, Production Services, Information Technology  $114,758.47  $1,439.76
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  DENSEM  ASHA  Manager, Risk, Insurance & Claims Service  $104,151.82  $1,398.66
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  DI IORIO  LINA  Manager, Marketing Communications  $100,461.06  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  DIGGLE  JUSTIN  Solicitor  $153,342.26  $1,522.60
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  DINI  CHRISTIANE  Manager, Financial Analysis  $120,602.09  $338.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  DONATO  DOMINIC  Manager, Business Automation  $117,043.61  $338.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  DOUDKO  A. ALEX  Senior Technical Systems Specialist  $106,958.73  $281.88
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  DOWHAL  ANDY  Senior Manager, Retail Store Services, Supply Chain  $135,906.12  $5,536.32
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  DOWNEY  ROBERT  Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing  $245,654.37  $17,530.88
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  DRAGINOV  GEORGE  Broadcast Communications Coordinator  $104,995.21  $1,525.68
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  DUENAS  M. ROLLY  Senior Technical Systems Specialist  $100,851.21  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  DUNLOP  GREGORY  Category Manager, Vintages  $118,698.09  $1,439.76
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  DUNN  JODY  Marketing Manager/Editor  $103,224.06  $0.00
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  DUNSTAN  BRUCE  Manager, Customs, Excise & Payment  $101,382.06  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  DUPUIS  RAYMOND  Construction Coordinator  $104,995.21  $3,771.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  DUTTON  ROBERT  Treasurer & Director, Finance  $183,556.97  $1,729.24
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  ECKER  GAIL  Manager, Leadership & Organizational Development  $116,663.47  $338.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  ECKER  ROY  Senior Vice President, Retail Operations  $243,804.37  $17,530.88
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  EDISON  CHARLES  Shift Manager, Warehouse Operations  $107,234.17  $308.50
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  EGLI  DEBRA  Manager, Environment & Energy Management  $103,153.21  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  ELLIOTT  CHRIS  District Manager  $116,589.34  $7,784.12
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  ENG  LESLIE  Senior Technical Systems Specialist  $110,734.55  $1,374.50
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  EWING  ROBERT  Manager, Pricing Administration  $118,698.09  $1,439.76
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  FAGAN  MICHAEL  Manager, Knowledge Resource Group  $120,602.09  $1,569.36
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  FERRARO  CONCETTA  Manager, Benefits & Human Resources Administration  $104,995.21  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  FITZPATRICK  JAMES  Broadcast Producer  $104,995.21  $1,525.68
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  FITZPATRICK  MARY  Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Board of Directors  $206,287.44  $13,520.36
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  FORD  PATRICK  Senior Director, Policy & Government Relations  $163,178.39  $1,543.94
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  FORSYTH  PAUL  District Manager  $105,871.47  $338.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  FRANSSEN  LEONARD  Quality Services Manager  $109,210.66  $328.54
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  FRENCH  ROBERT  District Manager  $118,698.09  $5,098.49
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  FROSOLONE  GERARDO  Senior Programmer Analyst  $100,279.43  $1,350.32
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  FUOCO  PAUL  Senior Process Analyst  $100,922.06  $1,525.68
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  GALATI  ROSARITA  Manager, Corporate Accounting  $119,035.43  $1,569.36
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  GARNETT  STEVE  Manager, Treasury  $114,813.58  $1,420.68
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  GAVROS  AMAL  Senior Business Analyst  $101,972.48  $292.52
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  GIBSON  TINA  Manager, Conventional Service Centre  $100,593.60  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  GLOVER  JULIE  Manager, Retail Customer Service, Support & Training  $120,602.09  $1,439.76
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  GRACE  PAUL  Senior Systems Analyst  $101,324.98  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  GRAHAM  ROY  Manager, Conventional Service Centre  $102,232.21  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  GRECO  RINA  Regional Manager, Human Resources  $111,441.90  $304.80
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  GREEN  LORETTA  Manager, Employee Relations  $104,995.21  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  GREEN  MICHAEL  Solicitor  $168,429.48  $1,559.42
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  GREENE  MARK  Director, Production  $138,090.27  $1,478.34
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  GUINN  BRAD  Manager, Renovations & Construction Administration  $114,544.66  $5,937.78
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  GUZZI  JENNIFER  Manager, Real Estate Leasing  $120,602.08  $1,439.76
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  HALLIDAY  MICHAEL  Inventory Manager  $116,663.47  $1,439.76
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  HAMLYN  DARRELL  Manager, Logistics Health & Safety  $101,736.29  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  HAPAK  LINDA  Manager, Corporate Communications  $118,567.46  $338.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  HENDERSON  JOHN  Director, Application Systems  $162,484.66  $1,548.56
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  HENRY  DIANE  Manager, Operations  $102,232.21  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  HOLLAND  DAVE  AAA Store Manager  $100,243.21  $286.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  HOLLOWAY  BRIAN  Director, Applications Systems  $163,316.66  $446.96
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  HYZKA  MYRON  Manager, Store Order Services  $103,153.21  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  IERULLO  VINCE  Senior Technical Systems Specialist  $114,623.88  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  JAKES  TAMARA  Category Manager, Vintages  $116,793.09  $1,439.76
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  JURSZA  JOHN  Manager, Retail Operations Planning  $104,995.21  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  KALLADEEN  NALINI  Systems Manager  $115,710.47  $1,439.76
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  KANE  MURRAY  Senior Vice President, Human Resources  $229,959.83  $17,496.80
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  KANJI  ALKARIM  Manager, Corporate Safety Services  $103,578.29  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  KELLY  HUGH  Senior Vice President, Information Technology  $229,959.83  $16,419.50
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  KENNEDY  WILLIAM  Executive Director, Corporate Communications  $193,598.36  $1,601.60
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  KHAIRA  JATINDER  Maintenance Electrician  $104,568.67  $212.00
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  KURDYAK  KAREN  Senior Process Analyst  $101,771.51  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  KUZELJEVIC  RAD  Senior Manager, Retail Point of Sale Service & Support  $118,728.36  $1,439.76
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  KWINTER  NEIL  Senior Technical Systems Specialist  $101,679.21  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  LAFORGE  MICHAEL  District Manager  $100,780.21  $735.98
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  LAMANTIA  MARK  Senior Systems Analyst  $126,976.48  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  LANE  JULIE  Solicitor  $164,268.35  $1,548.56
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  LAU  FELIX  Senior Programmer Analyst  $117,674.97  $248.72
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  LAWSON  PAMELA  Director, Customer Insights & Customer Relationship Management  $141,023.94  $1,485.14
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  LAYTON  CHRIS  Coordinator, Media Relations  $104,995.21  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  LE  NHON  Senior Systems Analyst  $127,550.59  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  LEE  SUSAN  Manager, Financial Planning  $119,137.16  $1,569.36
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  LEMAISTRE  PAMELA  Regional Manager, Human Resources  $103,337.21  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  LENIHAN  NEIL  Regional Manager, Human Resources  $101,382.06  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  LEUNG  ALVIN  Creative Studio Manager  $103,132.06  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  LIEBREGTS  JOSEPH  Construction Coordinator  $101,311.21  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  LIEM  HIAN-LIE  Senior Systems Analyst  $100,737.06  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  LOADMAN  IAN  Senior Policy Analyst  $102,658.02  $163.14
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  LONG  D. RANDY  Manager, Shelf Management  $116,842.77  $1,437.66
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  LOU  ALLAN  Manager, Information Resource Management  $111,510.59  $297.06
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  LOUKAS  CONSTANTINOS  District Manager  $116,793.09  $5,914.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  LOULI  RAFIK  Regional Director, Western Region  $163,925.96  $3,857.42
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  LUET  FORD  Manager, Strategic Planning & Enterprise Risk  $103,224.06  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  LYNN  JOHN  Director, Resource Protection  $118,484.81  $328.06
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  LYONS  CAROL  Controller  $167,479.12  $446.96
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  MACDONALD  DENNIS  Manager, Greater Toronto Area Service Centre  $120,602.09  $338.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  MACGREGOR  MARALISA  Director, Supply Chain  $168,864.12  $1,678.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  MACIVER  BRAD  Creative Director  $145,235.26  $1,500.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  MACNAMARA  BRIAN  Assistant Manager, Programs & Systems  $101,311.21  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  MALLETT-THOMAS  KATE  Director, Vintages Sales & Purchasing  $161,540.66  $1,548.56
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  MANCINI  PAUL  Regional Director, Eastern Region  $148,926.65  $8,098.42
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  MANNER  JOSEPH  Director, Store Network Planning  $135,953.33  $1,489.06
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  MARSHALL  STEPHEN  Director, Retail Service Centre, London & Ottawa  $163,979.76  $472.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  MARTIN  JOHN  Senior Vice President, Logistics  $216,716.07  $572.00
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  MASON  MARK  District Manager  $114,282.83  $5,259.26
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  MATERA  JIM  Purchasing Supervisor  $103,337.21  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  MAYOROS  BARBARA  Senior Systems Analyst  $102,508.21  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  MCBRATNEY  WILLIAM  Manager, Operations  $102,232.21  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  MCDOUGALL  JAMES  Shift Manager, Warehouse Operations  $100,530.10  $262.64
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  MCNEE  J. ANDREW  Solicitor  $160,912.12  $446.96
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  MCNEILL  EWAN  Director, Marketing  $118,671.26  $0.00
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  MCPHERSON  DAVID  Senior Communications Consultant  $101,382.06  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  MESSERSMITH  KATHERINE  Category Manager  $100,153.96  $218.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  MILLER  CRAIG  Team Leader, Replenishment  $120,964.47  $0.00
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  MISENER  JEFF  District Manager  $120,602.09  $2,199.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  MISETICH  DAVID  Inventory Manager  $118,698.09  $1,439.76
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  MOGK-EDWARDS  SHARI  Vice President, Merchandising  $192,961.40  $1,726.44
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  MOODY  MIKE  Shift Manager, Warehouse Operations  $101,984.75  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  MORRIS  GARNETTE  Manager, Internal Audit  $117,444.76  $338.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  MULJADI  ANTON  Inventory Coordinator  $100,114.66  $1,391.88
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  MUTLAK  THERESA  Director, Financial Reporting & Technology  $143,696.66  $1,619.92
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  NAIDU  JANET  Manager, Diversity Management & Ombuds Office  $118,698.08  $1,569.36
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  NANOS  NIKITAS  Director, Traffic, Customs & Excise & Toronto Retail Service Centre  $130,843.98  $1,608.04
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  NG  Y. BILL  Data Administrator  $109,447.95  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  NGOMIRARONKA  JEAN-BERNARD  Senior Systems Analyst  $108,707.48  $538.72
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  O’BRIEN  BARRY  Director, Corporate Affairs  $144,462.12  $1,123.12
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  O’GRADY-GOLD  CAROLYN  Category Manager  $114,111.44  $1,439.76
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  O’KANE  KEVIN  Manager, Operations  $101,311.22  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  O’LEARY  KELLY  Manager, Purchasing Supply & Services  $118,698.08  $1,569.36
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  ORCHARD  MIKE  A Store Manager  $112,667.09  $3,199.66
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  O’REILLY  MICHAEL  Director, Store Planning & Development  $153,546.55  $2,914.74
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  OSMAN  IDRIS  Manager, Logistics Engineering  $118,486.08  $338.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  PARANINFO  PAT  Manager, Accounts Payable & Receivable  $115,775.78  $1,439.76
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  PATRYLUK  J. GLEN  District Manager  $104,379.17  $19,215.66
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  PEACOCK  DARRYL  Systems Manager  $117,745.09  $1,439.76
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  PETER  N. ROBERT  President & Chief Executive Officer  $431,402.58  $16,263.46
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  PEZZOT  BRUNO  Director, Real Estate  $141,319.12  $1,490.32
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  PHILLIPS  MICHELE MARIE  Inventory Manager  $115,533.43  $331.12
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  PINES  SUSAN  Senior Process Analyst  $100,922.06  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  PITCHER  MICHAEL  Manager, Financial Quality Assurance  $109,971.73  $563.56
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  PIZZOLATO  BRUCE  Director, Retail Service Centre, Durham & Thunder Bay  $183,183.67  $500.00
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  PRZULJ  BILJANA  Senior Programmer Analyst  $101,250.93  $248.72
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  RAMON  DEBORAH  Manager, Design & Corporate Facilities  $115,428.95  $1,437.38
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  RECCHI  LOU  District Manager  $104,518.32  $2,360.06
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  REDWOOD  RICK  Regional Director, Northern Region  $165,846.02  $2,000.42
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  REYNOLDS  VINCENT  Manager, Technical Support  $116,793.09  $1,439.76
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  RHEE  LEANNE  Category Manager  $108,556.36  $1,347.96
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  RICHARDSON-NORRIS  M. KAREN  District Manager  $114,758.47  $2,308.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  ROBERTSON  CHRIS  Business Unit Director  $140,318.51  $1,478.44
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  ROBERTSON  TISH  Systems Manager  $115,710.47  $1,569.36
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  ROBSON  LYNNE  District Manager  $116,370.09  $3,924.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  ROGOZA  DAVID  District Manager  $116,370.09  $2,436.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  ROSSETTI  KAREN  Director, Store Operations & Support  $157,411.31  $1,626.76
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  ROTH  STACEE  Category Manager  $118,698.08  $338.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  SALIJ  IHOR  Manager, Resource Protection Investigations  $100,035.98  $715.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  SARROUH  ZAHI  Manager, Supply Chain Measurement & Analysis  $116,085.24  $1,439.76
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  SCARCELLO  RON  District Manager  $113,806.47  $7,993.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  SHARAF  MOHAMED  Senior Systems Analyst  $102,508.21  $1,525.68
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  SMITH  PAUL  District Manager  $107,812.66  $863.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  SOLEAS  GEORGE  Senior Vice President, Logistics & Quality Assurance  $229,958.06  $17,496.80
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  STANLEY  THOMAS  Director, Information Technology Infrastructure  $163,639.12  $446.96
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  STANTON  ROBERT  Inventory Coordinator  $100,262.29  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  STEPHENS  MIKE  Director, Wholesale & Retail Systems Management  $167,054.12  $4,988.56
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  STRYSIO  LINDA  Inventory Manager  $116,663.47  $1,439.76
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  SUN  XIANG-QIU  Data Administrator  $103,337.21  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  SUTTON  SHELLEY  Director, Strategic Planning  $166,367.41  $1,548.56
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Liquor Control Board of Ontario  TAYLOR  JAMES J.  Consulting Technical Systems Specialist  $116,793.09  $1,439.76
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  TAYLOR  JAMES T.  Senior Process Analyst  $104,074.21  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  TEETER  ANGELA  Supervisor, Finance  $101,382.06  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  THIBODEAU  DONALD  District Manager  $112,484.19  $658.81
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  THORNINGTON  MICHAEL  District Manager  $111,266.87  $6,115.82
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  TORFEHNEJAD  FARZAD  Senior Technical Systems Specialist  $117,189.02  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  TRUSZYK  C. TINA  Director, Integrated Marketing  $129,483.50  $1,592.22
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  TYMOCHKO  MYRON  District Manager  $120,602.09  $3,972.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  VALLESPIN  ERNESTO  Senior Programmer Analyst  $101,182.77  $245.36
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  WAGNER  MARK  Director, Human Resources Services  $106,801.63  $3,870.89
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  WALKER  R. LILA  Director, Compensation & Human Resources Administration  $144,518.66  $388.72
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  WANG  YU  Database Administrator  $106,138.98  $282.36
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  WARNOCK  MIKE  District Manager  $116,589.34  $6,801.12
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  WATSON  YOLANDA  Regional Manager, Human Resources  $104,995.21  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  WHITELAW  RICHARD  Treasurer  $114,315.55  $271.80
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  WILKINSON  JOHN  District Manager  $120,602.09  $8,623.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  WILLIAMS  BARBARA  Manager, Marketing Research & Location Analysis  $115,850.74  $1,439.76
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  WILSON  TOM  Vice President, Vintages  $193,598.36  $1,731.20
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  WITEK  JUSTYNA  Manager, Retail Accounting  $118,567.47  $338.16
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Liquor Control Board of Ontario  WOOD  J. RICK  Regional Director, Eastern Region  $131,793.47  $421.04
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  WOODTKE  DAVID  Manager, Building Maintenance  $100,772.79  $1,525.68
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  WRIGHT  BRIAN  Database Administrator  $116,066.87  $294.48
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  WU  YING  Senior Programmer Analyst  $101,765.16  $1,350.32
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  YAM  W. MIKE  Senior Systems Analyst  $113,676.96  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  YON  EDISON  Inventory Business Development Manager  $118,698.09  $338.16
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  YOUNG  STEVE  District Manager  $109,630.38  $5,159.30
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  ZACHAR  WAYNE  Director, Employee Relations  $166,367.12  $1,548.56
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  ZAICHKOWSKI  JAMES  Manager, Contractor Safety  $101,311.21  $1,396.08
Liquor Control Board of Ontario  ZHU  YE  Systems Manager  $117,745.08  $1,439.76

Some delicious Niagara wines in April 2 Vintages release

Local content at the LCBO is on the increase with more and more consumers seeking out wines from Ontario. The April 2 Vintages release features some real beauties. Here’s what I can highly recommend.

Cattail Creek Chardonnay Musque 2009 ($17, 87 points) — This clone of Chardonnay is becoming more and more popular with consumers. It’s easy to like with ripe peach and apple flavours with a touch of spice. A spring/summer sipping wine.

Inniskillin Winemaker’s Series Two Vineyards Riesling 2009 ($18, 91 points) — Inniskillin winemaker Bruce Nicholson narrowed the blend for this Riesling down to two select estate vineyards to come up with gorgeous, well-priced wine. A floral nose with lime, tropical fruits, and minerals. Tangy fruit on the palate of this crisp and citrus-loaded wine with wet stone minerality and perfect balance.

Stoney Ridge Warren Classic Chardonnay 2008 ($15, LCBO, Winery, 90 points) — Tropical fruits, toast, hazelnuts, spice and vanilla make this an appealing Chardy at this price. Creamy citrus-tropical fruits on the palate to go with butterscotch-vanilla and all wonderfully balanced.

Pillitteri Estates Cabernet Franc 2007 ($20, 89 points) — This Cab Franc from the great 07 vintage spent 17 months in old and new French and American oak. The nose shows lovely black cherry, wild berry fruit to with oak-driven spice and cocoa notes. It’s smooth and rich on the palate and delivers red fruits, roasted herbs, spice, pepper and a hint of cured tobacco.

Malivoire Pinot Noir 2008 ($30, 92 points) —  What I would call a feminine pinot, made from 100% certified organic fruit from the Beamsville Bench, with a pretty nose of strawberry-raspberry fruit and lovely vanilla spice. In the mouth, the red fruits are harmonized with just the right amount of freshening acid and spice.

Henry of Pelham Gamay 2009 ($15, 86 points) — The Gamay for this wine is from estate fruit grown on the Short Hills Bench. A nice, expressive red with a bold, spicy nose. This is all about the black cherry fruit and generous black pepper spice.

2027 Cellars riding a wave of success in Niagara

Note: Wine review ratings have changed to a 100-point system. The reason for the change is explained in this blog posting here.

To say things are going good for Kevin Panagapka is a bit of an understatement.

2027 Cellar's new pinot has just been released.

The owner and winemaker at 2027 Cellars was awarded Ontario’s top riesling at the Cuvee Awards for his Fox Croft Vineyard 2009, his 2027 Featherstone Vineyard 2009 is presently in wide release at Vintages with the Fox Croft to follow later this year and he’s just now released his first Pinot Noir, another wine that’s sure to wow his growing legion of fans.

Not bad for a guy who doesn’t own his winery, have a retail store or any staff to help him make or sell his wines.

Panagapka is member of the small, exclusive “virtual” winery club in Niagara. A group that includes Charles Baker, marketing and sales director at Stratus Vineyards, who makes only one wine, his namesake riesling, and Nyarai, owned by Steve Byfield, who makes a variety of wines from the best of what the vintage offers. Byfield also picked up a Cuvee Award for his red blend called Nyarai Cellars Veritas 2007.

All three virtual wineries were featured in Vintages March wine release.

2027 Cellars winemaker Kevin Panagapka tasting barrel samples.

Panagapka rents space at Featherstone Estate Winery and helps with the fall harvest there. When he isn’t making his own wines or tending the vineyards, Panagapka is on the road hand-selling his wines to restaurants around Ontario.

He’s definitely happiest babying his unfinished wines that he has tucked away in a tiny corner of the Featherstone winery.

He’s working on his first barrel fermented chardonnay, called 19th Street, from a 15-year-old vineyard in Jordan, a 75-case production from the 2010 vintage. Panagapka says the key to this wine, and all his wines, is in the fruit selection, minimal intervention in the winery and, with the pinots and chardonnays, the different quality French oak barrels he uses to vinify the wines separately before bringing them together in the final blend.

2027 Cellars Fox Croft Riesling.

His chards and pinots are all wild fermented and finished unfiltered and unfined.

“Elegance and length on the palate is a lost art form,” he says, drawing a barrel sample of the chardonnay to taste. “I’m looking for mouth feel, texture and length.” The chardonnay is exquisite with gorgeous flavours developing and slowly soaking up the fine oak nuances.

He adds that his method for making wines, without filtering or fining, can only be successful “with really good fruit.” And Panagpka has shown he has a knack for sourcing great grapes.

His three rieslings from 2009 are terroir driven wines that show the fruit of the vineyard beautifully. The Fox Croft, which I gave 94 points to and named it Niagara’s white wine of the year, is a brilliant and “showy” wine. He calls Featherstone his most age-worthy riesling and his Falls Vineyard Riesling the most mineral of the three. All sell for $25 (his Featherstone is at Vintages now, Foxcroft will arrive in May or June, and he has some Falls online at 2027 Cellars).

His newest baby, just released through his website, is the 2027 Cellars Queenston Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009 from St. Davids Bench.

Panagapka rushed his first pinot to retail a little before he hopes people will actually drink it. It needs a bit of time to open up. At the very least, consumers should decant for at least two hours before enjoying.

“I can’t find pinot on the Bench as good as this,” says Panagapka. He uses 30% new French oak (Vosges, Allier and Never), 30% one-year-old barrels and 30% two-year-old barrels for aging his pinot because he “doesn’t want to over extract or over oak the wine.” The end result is one stunning Pinot.

2027 Cellars Queenston Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009 ($35, online only, 93 points) — All fruit is hand harvested, hand sorted and de-stemmed whole berry. It is wild fermented over 19 days and bottled unfined and unfltered. The youthful nose shows lightly spiced cherry fruit, truffle, cedar, floral, beetroot and vanilla. It’s amazing in the mouth with penetrating, persistent red fruits, vanilla, sweet oak and spice. It’s a graceful, elegant wine that shows its range of flavours and silky tannins through the finish.

Also released this month at Vintages was the Nyarai Veritas. Here’s a review:

Nyarai Cellars Veritas 2007 ($25, 90 points, Vintages) — This is winemaker Steve Byfield’s attempt to showcase terroir driven wines. Veritas (truth), he says, encapsulates the essence of the Niagara region. This reserve blend consists of 33% cabernet franc, 27% cabernet sauvignon, 27% merlot and 13% syrah from the ripe and exciting 2007 vintage. It starts with black currants, cherry and cassis aromas with mocha, vanilla and pepper spice. It’s drinking beautifully at the moment with meaty-beefy fruits, tar-licorice, oak, plum and earthy flavours. Drinks more like a warm-climate red blend. Can cellar for a couple of years.

And a couple of other Niagara wines enjoyed recently:

Tawse Quarry Road Vineyard Riesling 2010 (Not available but in the $22 range, released May long weekend, 89 points) — This is Canada’s first certified biodynamic/organic riesling. The nose is intense with pure, fresh citrus, lime, green apple and wet stone minerality. It’s focused and balanced between tart-sweet fruit on the palate, showing apple-citrus fruits, and pronounced minerals. Juicy acidity through the finish.

Jackson-Triggs Gold Series Fume Blanc 2009 ($24, winery/Wine Rack, 90 points) — A lovely style that shows vanilla, toast, grapefruit and quince on the nose. Love the feel of this in the mouth with creamy fruits bolstered by racy acidity and oak-vanilla-spice highlights. Great sipping wine.

Enjoy!

I’m 95 points on that decision to rate wines

Let’s get straight to the point, shall we.

The debate over rating wines — whether it’s the widely used 100 point system (an invention of the Wine Advocate’s Robert Parker) or the 20-point system or the five-star system or three bottle system or two thumbs up system — has been raging for quite a while now.

It often boils down to “new school” vs “old school.” A new way of thinking is that assigning wines a numerical value (or stars or bottles or smiley faces) cheapens the review of the wine. Can we reduce a wine to merely a number? Of course not. It’s just a number assigned by an individual about how he/she feels after tasting it. That little number is just two characters in a review that includes a writeup of exactly how that writer feels about the wine — in WORDS. It’s an aid for the reader, a quick reference that’s easily understood.

Rating wines is required by most wine magazines, newspapers and printed reviews of wines. It’s a decision that is made by the editors of those publications, those with the power to enforce such a decision and change it if they want to.

The writers, generally freelancers or paid staff, have a choice, of course. Assign a value to the wine, or simply refuse and go find work at another publication (or write your own blog) that doesn’t require a number with the review.

I just don’t get the outright anger toward Robert Parker and his 100-point system. His reviews and ratings are still the most powerful on earth and can make or break (rightly or wrongly) a winery’s success. Is that his fault? He developed the system, made a career out of it and a crapload of money to boot. Some would call that success. If wineries rushed to make wines that suited his palate, the wines he rated in the high 90s, so be it. That is their prerogative. If consumers don’t like Parker’s 95-point wines, don’t drink them and, for heaven’s sake, don’t buy them. It’s not rocket science.

OK, that’s a long-winded way of saying we’re changing the way we rate wines at WinesInNiagara.

Many of the wines rated on this site are repurposed to various magazines as part of freelance writing gigs, and nearly all those freelance assignments require some sort of rating, usually a number out of 100.

I have always disliked the five-star rating system that was insisted upon by my previous employer, where quite a few of the Niagara reviews that appear on this website were destined. With a limit of five stars, it was really a three-point system — 3.5 stars = 85-87 points, 4 stars = 88-90, 4.5 stars = 91-93, 5 stars = 94+. How silly is that? I have only ever given a wine 5 stars five times. They weren’t 100-point wines but, in my opinion, there were better than 93, so they were assigned the perfect score of 5. And since I just didn’t review wines under 3.5 stars (85 points), I never used 3 stars as a rating.

The five-star system is just nasty. So I’m switching to the 100-point system. Parker haters be damned. A score out of 100 provides plenty of leeway for subjectivity — which is exactly what a rating is: a number assigned to a wine from one’s personal taste, however he or she comes up with it. It’s just a number, something extra devised to entertain you, to enrage you, to get you thinking. Or, simply ignored.

So, going forward, wine ratings on this website will rated out of 100 points. I’m 88 on that, mate!

Top Ontario wineries show off their terroir in T.O.

Note: A group of Niagara wineries is showcasing its top terroir-driven wines May 10 in Toronto. Here is a press release with the details:

Niagara, ON – Ten of Ontario’s top wineries are bringing their wines – and their soils – to Toronto for an evening of tasting and education.

Somewhereness is an event designed to allow guests to tour the wineries and their unique terroir through their taste buds, with carefully selected wines that highlight the unique soils, climate, vineyard management and winemaking styles that are the mainstays of the Somewhereness philosophy. Winemakers will pour their own wines and interact with guests throughout the evening while sharing how their wines speak of their place of origin.

This year, international wine writer and educator Ian D’Agata will deliver a keynote address and introduce winemakers from the ten featured wineries who will share their wines and winemaking philosophies with over 300 guests. Canadian- born, Mr. D’Agata now resides in Rome where he is the Honorary Director of the International Wine Academy of Roma. Mr. D’Agata – a contributor to both Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar and Decanter magazine – will share his impressions of the impact of Somewhereness on Ontario wines in a global context. His international perspective was gained as a result of a celebrated career that has taken him around the world. Mr D’Agata spends an average of 260 days each year tasting and visiting wine regions throughout the world including Italy, France and beyond.

Renowned author and Wine Spectator columnist Matt Kramer infused the universal idea of terroir with a distinctly New World sensibility, calling it Somewhereness. Inspired by this concept, a small group of Ontario winemakers dedicated to creating terroir-focused wines came together in 2007 to showcase their embodiment of Somewhereness – a commitment to growing small lots of site-specific wines in Ontario’s ancient glacial soils while ensuring that the character of their unique terroir is represented in every bottle.

Somewhereness 2011 will feature the following Ontario wineries: Cave Spring Cellars, Charles Baker Wines, Flat Rock Cellars, Hidden Bench Vineyards and Winery, Malivoire Wine Company, Norman Hardie Winery, Southbrook Vineyards, Stratus Vineyards, Tawse Winery, and 13th Street Winery.

Keynote Address & Structured Tasting: 6:30pm

Walk-around Tasting: 8:00pm

Somewhereness 2011, presented in partnership with VINTAGES, will be held at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto. Tickets are $99 per person, and are available through the Vintages ticket centre at 416-365-5767 or 1-800- 266-4764, or at somewhereness