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About Us

Our Story

Over 30 years ago, a man with a passion & knowledge for wine set out on a mission. Seeing a need for a more diverse & unique product selection, he began scouring the globe, visiting many remote cornes of the world in search of hidden treasures. He began working direct with the producer, handpicking the products directly from the hardworking hands that created them.


By building these strong relationship ties, he was able to bring an exclusive mix of unique, high quality product to the Nova Scotian market at a great value - no middlemen, no surprizes.

Today, we work continuously to build and maintain a diverse network of winemakers, brewmasters & distillers from around the globe. This enables us to continue to offer a tempting range of unique, high-quality, hand-picked wines, beer & spirits to our valued customers.

We are more than just a WINE STORE - we are UNIQUE.



We carry product that can only be found in a private wine store. Our product mix is expertly curated with a focus on quality over quantity, with many of our products coming from small batches or limited edition runs. You won't find your typical 'mass produced' wines, beer & spirits here. We select only top quality product for our store that speaks for itself, not just through brand recognition.

We import 95% of our product directly from the producers. This allows us to bring in exclusive, high-quality products from around the globe to the Nova Scotian market - all at a great value to our customers. We have product to fit every taste, every need & every budget.

We are passionate about out products & passionate about providing our customers with a unique & educational experience that is second to none.

Looking for to explore new tastes & varieties? We carry a wide array of products that cannot be found anywhere else in Nova Scotia. 

Looking for something to pair with your meal? Our staff are well educated on all our products & will help you find your perfect match.

Here at Cristall Wine Merchants, we strive to be more than just a wine store. We are here to help you explore a new world of tastes, experiences & possibilities - right in your own back yard. 



Our Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday - 9:30am to 9:00pm
Saturday - 9:30am to 6:00pm
Sunday - 12pm to 5:00pm 


Our Team


Todd Cristall, Wine Consultant


Todd first discovered wine while on a high school trip to France in 1974 and started selling it in 1981. Over the years he has worked in most facets of the wine trade, written professionally on the subject and has imported wine from nearly every corner of the planet.


Paul Davie, Retail Manager


With 8 plus years experience in the food and beverage industry, Paul brings with him a wealth of knowledge. His love of wine and spirits has grown over the years, with no end in sight. His other true loves are baseball and his dogs, Bentley and Bhreagh. 

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