Only three Master Sommeliers hail from Canada: Bruce Wallner MS, John Szabo MS, and Jennifer Heuther MS. As you might imagine, these three are in very high demand, and it is a rare occasion to have them all together in one room. Canada's Master Sommelier Challenge does just that, bringing these three formidable palates for a spirited and fun night of competition.
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What We’re All About
Since 1978, Lifford has proudly represented some of the world's finest wineries in Ontario. We offer wines of exceptional value from dedicated producers with an emphasis on family owned wineries. A pioneer of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario’s consignment program, Lifford has grown to be the largest supplier of premium wine to restaurants and discerning consumers in the province.
In 2010, Lifford became a national agent in Canada with our acquisition of Saverio Schiralli Agencies, an iconic company founded in 1953. The Schiralli portfolio features many of Italy's best with the addition of a superb collection of liqueurs and spirits. In 2011, the acquisition of Prevedello and Mathews further strengthened our management team and our portfolio.
This year, our combined companies will sell more than 800,000 cases in Canada. We are the market leader in Ontario as the largest supplier of premium wines to the LCBO.
What Our Clients are Saying
As grano prepares to celebrate its 24th anniversary, we are grateful for the role that Lifford has played. Their staff, knowledge, service, great and active relationship with suppliers, philanthropic initiatives…all contribute to making them a great “partner” in our restaurant.
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