Esprit du Vin is a licensed LCBO agency representing quality wines at all price points. We strive to offer wine consumers excellent value and a positive experience when they open one of our suppliers' wines. Our suppliers offer unique wines representing diverse regions of new and old world countries. Our size and the quality of our portfolio allow us to dedicate significant resources to our family of producers. This will optimize your opportunity to enter into and grow in the largest single market for wines in the world.
The proprietors of Esprit du Vin have successful entrepreneurial backgrounds. They are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the wine industry and its potential to grow and mature within Ontario's changing demographics.
Tod Warner, President, is a successful business owner with over 27 years experience. He is a long-time wine collector, global traveller and trained cook. He has completed his level 2 Sommelier Diploma Program with the International Sommelier Guild and writes wine reviews for private golf clubs.
Jeff Gribble, Vice President, is a director of sales and is passionate about the food and wine industry. Jeff has worked successfully in the service sector for the last 20 years. Jeff keeps himself abreast of the latest wine and culinary trends through his work in the community.
Michele Halliday, Old World Procurement and LCBO Liaison, is a successful business owner, property investor and avid traveller. She provides strong organizational skills, business management experience, and a solid understanding of the LCBO acquisitions system.
Kathryn Taggart Braneff, GTA Sales Representative, has extensive experience in the hospitality and sales industries. She has WSET 3 certification and a keen interest in food and wine pairing. She loves to read about, drink and talk all things wine and enjoys helping people find the right wine for themselves.