Wine of the Week: 08/05/19

  08/05/19 Wine of the Week TELMO RODRIGUEZ, Spain 2016 Corriente, Rioja $22.99 (12 btls/cs) Telmo refers to himself as a ‘driving winemaker’. We got a real taste of why when we spent a week crammed into cars driving across the top of Spain to his various projects. Or when we went off-roading through vineyards […]

Camille Giroud Offer

2016 Red Burgundy from the star négociant Camille Giroud is a top producer and one of the last small négociants in Burgundy. It was founded in 1865 in Beaune by a man of the same name and was known for producing traditional, extracted wines that required decades in the cellar. In 2002, the family sold to […]

Wine Of The Week: De Martino | January 17, 2019

Wine of the Week | De Martino January is here and with it we’d like to share one of our very favourite value wineries of our portfolio. De Martino is one of Chile’s most famous wineries and one of the most forward-thinking and accomplished within the Lifford stable of wines. Founded in 1934, the winery […]

Bubbles | December 18, 2018

Bubbles The holidays are coming up quick and sparkling wine is here to help. Not only do bubbles go with everything from toasts to turkey they also bring a feeling of celebration and most importantly, taste great. We have so many in stock, from easy and refreshing to complex and profound. With a few delivery […]

12 Wines for the Holidays | December 7, 2018

12 Wines for the Holidays It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Filled with parties and dinners and quiet moments at home. All of these call for special wines and we’ve rounded up our top 12 of the year for our annual 12 HOLIDAY WINES feature.    This is not an easy thing to select! […]

Wine Of The Week: Telmo Rodriguez | November 28, 2018

wine of the week | Telmo Rodriguez    Telmo Rodriguez has forever been a star in our portfolio. He is a global innovator who has changed the landscape in Spain through his ceaseless pursuit of native grapes, biodynamics and precise winemaking. More than that, he has reinvigorated some of the countries best, forgotten vineyards. None are […]

Wine Of The Week: Le Soula, Star Of The Cotes Catalanes | November 1, 2018

wine of the week | Le Soula As the weather begins to turn, we begin to crave comforting richer, but balanced reds and savoury whites. This week’s wine of the week is about one of our favourite new producers. Le Soula is small production, biodynamically farmed and most importantly, utterly delicious. Le Soula is the […]

2017 Felton Road | October 26, 2018

2017 Felton Road  The anticipated new vintage from Central Otago’s Grand Cru I almost feel like Felton Road should need no introduction by now. If two decades of excellence isn’t enough to convince you to try these wines, what more can I say? -Joe Czerwinski, March 2018, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate #9 Drinks International “The […]

2018 Savage Offer | September 28, 2018

2018 Savage Offer It’s here! We are delighted to offer our Savage allocation for 2018.  Duncan Savage is one of South Africa’s most exciting producers. After 11 years as the winemaker at Cape Point Vineyards, he started his own passion project under his own name. Savage focuses on classic, elegant wines from maritime and high-altitude […]

Pinot Party! An Event In Support Of CAPS | July 6, 2018

It’s Back! Join us for an evening of Pinot Noir! A celebration of the world’s best grape, in support of CAPS Get your tickets, Pinot fans! The second annual Pinot Party is back. What better way to spend a summer night than sipping Pinot Noir from Canada and around the world with fellow diehards and […]

Pinot Noir Mixed Cases from Kooyong | June 6, 2018

Aussie Pinot Noir Mixed Cases! All 3 Single-Vineyard Pinots from the Mornington Peninsula Star $82.99 / bottle (6 btls/cs) 2 bottles each of: 2016 Pinot Noir ‘Haven Vineyard’ 2016 Pinot Noir ‘Meres Vineyard’ 2016 Pinot Noir ‘Ferrous Vineyard’ It isn’t just New Zealand that’s making top-shelf Pinot these days. We know what you’re thinking — Australia […]

Luxardo Cocktails At The Broadview Hotel!

Luxardo Cocktail Competition Come and watch the finalists battle it out at Broadview Hotel!   Toronto’s best bartenders are gearing up for a heated competition. The final showdown will be at the new Broadview Hotel, a restored boutique hotel on the city’s east end. Come and watch the two finalists go head to head with […]

2014 Barolo From Paolo Scavino | May 11, 2018

2014 Barolo from Paolo Scavino A distinct vintage! 2014 surprises with elegance and freshness.    Paolo Scavino is a big name in Barolo. The winery was founded in 1921 in Castiglione Falletto in the heart of Barolo and the wines have gotten better and better since. Enrico Scavino is the man running the show. He did his first […]

Wine of the Week | Morgon From Dominique Piron | May 8, 2018

DOMINIQUE PIRON, Beaujolais 2016 Morgon ‘La Chanaise’ $26.99 (12 btls/cs) Dominique Piron runs this family estate that is now in its 14th generation. His family has grown grapes here since the late 16th century and works with a patchwork of small vineyards scattered throughout the appellation. Beaujolais was once considered frivolous juice to be glugged during […]

Next Level Priorat — Marco Abella Offer! | April 25, 2018

Marco Abella  Your newest obsession from Priorat! Perfumed and mineral.    The red wines from Priorat kind of have it all: bold fruit, floral delicacy, and palpable minerality. Priorat is one of only two appellations in Spain, along with Rioja, to have DOQa status, the country’s highest qualification. The small region is nestled in the mountains […]

Wine of the Week | Provence Rosé! Spring Has Sprung! | April 23, 2018

DOMAINE DES ASPRAS, Provence  2016 ‘Les Trois Frères’ Rosé $28.99 (12 btls/cs) Quick, get some rosé in your glass before it snows again! Too soon? We’ve been waiting for what feels like an eternity to flog this perfect salmon-coloured darling to ceremoniously welcome the new season. The story of Domaine des Aspras is a romantic one […]

The Cab Project from BlankBottle | April 18, 2018

6 different bottles of Cabernet from South Africa’s cult winemaker $44.99 / bottle (6 btls/cs) Pieter Walser famously doesn’t put any details on his bottles. Consider it a lesson in not judging a book by its cover. He once had a woman visit his garage-style winery looking for ‘anything but Syrah’, which, as a test, […]

2016 Patrick Piuze Offer | April 3, 2018

There’s Chablis and then there’s Patrick Piuze. The French Canadian owned a wine bar in Montreal before deciding that he needed to get his hands dirty. He had a chance encounter with Marc Chapoutier (of the famous Northern Rhone winery) in the early days when he was working out west as a server. Chapoutier connected […]

The Lifford Grand Tasting Is Back | March 23, 2018

The Grand Tasting is Back.  Join us! Taste through a collection of our favourite wines and meet the folks from around the world who make them. Wednesday, May 2nd 6:30-9:00PM The Globe and Mail Centre 351 King St E, Toronto    You will have the opportunity to sample the latest offerings from over fifty stellar producers from […]

Wine of the Week | Premium Verdicchio – The Jewel Of The Marche | March 21, 2018

GAROFOLI, Marche, Italy 2014 ‘Podium’ Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi  $36.99 (6 btls/cs) Like so many other things from the nineties, Verdicchio is back! Italy’s coastal Marche region is home to some of the best-value wines the country has to offer with Montepulciano-based reds and serious whites from the native Pecorino and Verdicchio grapes. It’s easy […]

Wine of the Week | Biodynamic Muscadet from Vincent Caille | February 28, 2018

VINCENT CAILLÉ, Loire Valley 2016 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine ‘Fief Seigneur’ (certified biodynamic) $24.99 (12 btls/cs) If you don’t already know about Muscadet, it’s a secret you’ll want in on. This sassy French white is light bodied, crisp, and known for its citrus and baked bread character. It’s a perfect oyster wine and is similar to Chablis, […]

Wine of the Week | Il Poggione 2012 Brunello Riserva | March 8, 2018

It’s here! Well, it’s in Italy. Reserve now for delivery in June.  Another sensational release from this legendary producer!    There is a reason that Il Poggione has a cult following. Lovers of fine Brunello know that year after year the historic Tuscan winery produces one of the best-value bottles in all of Montalcino. The […]

Wine of the Week | The New Chile: Fresh Cinsault From De Martino | February 7, 2018

DE MARTINO, Chile 2016 ‘Gallardía’ Cinsault $26.99 (6 btls/cs) The wines from De Martino are like a breath of fresh air. Most New World wine regions suffered a bit of an awkward adolescence and fumbled to find their footing. Chile secured a reputation for producing well-made, if somewhat predictable, reds that over-delivered for the price. […]

Wine of the Week | New Zealand Pinot from Craggy Range | January 31, 2018

CRAGGY RANGE, New Zealand 2016 Pinot Noir, Martinborough $39.99 (12 btls/cs) This time last year we were in sunny New Zealand walking through the immaculate vineyards of Craggy Range. The insanely impressive winery has been set up for success since its inception in 1997. Founder Terry Peabody invested liberally in the project and sought the help of […]

Wine of the Week | Standout California Cab from Marietta | January 19, 2018

MARIETTA, Sonoma County 2014 Armé Cabernet Sauvignon $42.99 (12 btls/cs) Marietta is the winery you hope to find in Sonoma. Something about Napa’s modest neighbour makes you think of dirt roads, good folks, and wineries run out of barns. Marietta has evolved from its humble beginnings but the goal has always been the same — to […]

Wine of the Week | Top 100 Malbec from Finca Decero | December 13, 2017

FINCA DECERO, Mendoza 2015 Malbec ‘Remolinos Vineyard’ $25.99 (12 btls/cs) #34 on Wine Spectator’s list of Top 100 Wines of 2017 It’s minus ten and we’re buried in snow! Time to bust out a new world wine that wraps around you like a warm blanket with its voluptuous fruit and wintery spice. Decero means ‘from scratch’ because the […]

12 Wines for the Holidays | December 6, 2017

A few of our favourite things to share around the table! What a year! Our team of jetsetters scoured the globe in our never-ending quest to discover the world’s finest tipples. Starting in January, we traded Canadian winter for summer in New Zealand to attend the best Pinot conference (party) there is. We set off […]

Wine of the Week | Paolo Scavino Langhe Nebbiolo | November 23, 2017

PAOLO SCAVINO, Castiglione Falletto 2015 Langhe Nebbiolo $36.99 (6 btls/cs) Scavino is a fourth-generation producer of Barolo with serious pedigree. Today the winery is under the passionate direction of Enrico Scavino, with the help of his two daughters Enrica and Elisa. Winemaking has evolved over time and today is purely traditional. Old oak is favoured over […]

Top 100 Wines of 2017 | Wine Spectator | November 20, 2017

The Wine Spectator revealed the Top 100 of 2017. Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select our Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement. This annual list honors successful wineries, regions and vintages around the world.  Congratulations to our 5 amazing producers!! #18 Bodega Colome Malbec […]

2016 Weinbach Offer: Biodynamic gold from Alsace | November 2, 2017

2016 Weinbach Offer A little more sacred Alsatian juice to go around If there was ever any doubt about the aging potential of white wines, dust off an old bottle of Weinbach. These are the best of Alsace, bursting with exotic fruit and mineral tension. For the last three decades, this legendary estate has been […]

Wine of the Week | Domaine de Nalys Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc | October 11, 2017

DOMAINE DE NALYS, Rhone Valley 2014 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc $54.99 (6 btls/cs) As the crisp fall weather blows in we can transition to luxurious sweaters and more serious (less crisp) whites. When you hear Chateauneuf-du-Pape you might think of the region's famously spicy reds, but at Domaine de Nalys it's the whites that shine. Of the eight Crus in [...]

New Website Launch | September 28, 2017

Check out our new look! We’re launching a sleek new website for fall. We like to think our portfolio is pretty tight-knit, but we always have our ear to the ground and our palates sharpened for new and exciting things. We’ve taken on a number of new producers this year that we simply couldn’t resist. [...]

Wine of the Week | Quinta do Portal Colheita Red | September 27, 2017

QUINTA DO PORTAL 2013 Colheita Red, Douro DOC $24.99 (6 btls/cs) Quinta do Portal islocated in the breathtaking Douro, flanked by steep hills and terraced vineyards. The family has been involved in Port production since the late nineteenth century and began Quinta do Portal in the mid-nineties, where they produce Douro reds and fortified wines […]

Wine of the Week | Donnafugata Tancredi Sicily | September 7, 2017

DONNAFUGATA, Sicily 2012 Tancredi (Cabernet Sauvignon / Nero d'Avola) $44.99 (6 btls/cs) Donnafugata is without a doubt one of the best wineries on the island of Sicily. The estate was founded in 1983 by Gabriella and Giacomo Rallo and today is run by their daughter José and son Antonio. The two strike the perfect balance [...]