2003 & 2002 BEST OF AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
2001, 2000 AND 1999 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
For excellence in wine selection, presentation, cellaring and pricing
WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE
“Le Sélect has a selection of international wines that is simply without parallel. Every area of France is well represented, with much also from the rest of the world. Valuable assistance on the part of knowledgeable staff is abundant as are the well-composed tasting notes evident beneath many of the listings.”
Voted Best Winelist by the listeners of 680News radio
“Toronto's Best Old World Vintages at a bargain
- Le Sélect Bistro has more than 10,000 bottles at rest in the cellar, many of which are dusted off and served at below-market prices.”
- MARGARET SWAINE, TORONTO LIFE
"While best known for its 15,000-bottle wine cellar, Le Sélect
also has 60 kinds of bottled beer and seven draft taps. The beer
list (ask your server for the full list, not the one on the main
menu) is focused on Belgian, German and French brews, with some
good Ontario choices."
TORONTO STAR, JULY 2008
What else sets our cellar apart? The price tags of our top offerings, which is often lower than what you'd pay in a store in Paris, New York or London. This is the result of smart purchasing with a long term vision. We've owned its wines since they came out of the vineyard, and kept a close eye on the cellar conditions, to give you optimum quality at the best possible price.
If you own a prized bottle which you wish to open in the atmosphere that your wine deserves, make Le Sélect the place. For a basic corkage fee of $18, we'll open it for you. If your wine needs to be decanted, we'll take out the decanter and the larger glassware for a $25 corkage fee.
"There are approximately 15,000 bottles
in Le Sélect’s cellar, protected by coded punch-key
locks. They include Bordeaux dating back to the 1940’s… Former
wine and beverage managers at Le Sélect have gone on to
be winemakers, run a wine school and score highly in sommelier
contests: 'They often came without knowledge', says Jean-Jacques
Quinsac, 'but I’ve always been passionate about wine, and
people working for me need to share that passion.'"
- The Toronto Star Bill Taylor January 2003