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Buyers' Picks

Discover a new favourite with our Buyers' Picks sections in select stores and online, featuring limited time releases on specialty wines and spirits that have been hand-selected by our team of Buyers. Find out what stores have the Buyers' Picks section by visiting here.

Browse the latest Buyers' Picks release here and meet the Buyers below:

PETER ROCKWELL
Wine Buyer - New World
Peter has been buying, selling, tasting and writing about wine, beer and spirits for over 30 years. Joining the NSLC in 1984 while a student at Dalhousie University, he developed his passion for wine while working at our first Port of Wines store in Halifax. Having worn many product-related hats at the NSLC over the years, Peter is currently the Category Manager for New World wines. WSET Level 3 certified, he has traveled to over 25 countries in search of new products to bring to our shelves. Look for him online @TheRealWineGuy.    

JENNIFER KATONA
Wine Buyer - Old World
Jennifer’s passion for all things wine has led to a diverse career in the alcohol beverage industry across Canada and abroad. Having made Halifax her home for the last decade, she is currently the Category Manager for Old World wines at the NSLC as well as responsible for leading and educating our team of Retail Product Specialists. Jennifer is accredited with WSET Level 3 and is presently enrolled in the Diploma qualification. She enjoys any opportunity that blends people, wine and food! 

CURTIS MACKENZIE
Spirits Buyer
Curtis is the primary buyer for spirits and liqueurs, supporting the NSLC retail network. Along with his Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 certification, Curtis has spent time in Scotland and Mexico learning from renowned whisky and tequila distilleries firsthand. Curtis is excited to share unique product selections from around the world through the NSLC’s Buyers' Picks. 

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