My wife, Hélène Buisson (who in addition to being a professional translator runs a thriving business, O! France that offers intimate visits to Provence - see www.ofrance.ca) and I, Jim Walker founded Arthur Sellers & Company in 2006.
We are Ontario wine importers. Our primary focus is on hand-crafted, terroir-driven wines from Southern France - from Languedoc-Roussillon to the Southern Rhône. We have imported approximately 20,000 bottles since we announced our first wine in April 2007, a delightful Rosé from the Minervois.
Why southern France? Because this is the area we know best and believe that some of the finest wine values in the world come from its newly rejuvenated, ancient vineyards.
The main outlet for the company’s wines is Arthur’s Cellar Wine Club serving over 400 Members. Club Members, who by law must be Ontario residents, are able to purchase superb wines not found in the retail outlets of Ontario’s alcohol monopoly, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). We send information about the wines on offer, the wineries and special tasting events to our Members by e-mail newsletters and bulletins and they in turn order electronically or by mail. There are no annual fees, dues or other obligations.
The company also sells its wines to select restaurants in the Greater Toronto Area. And, for our producers wishing a broader market reach we promote their wines to VINTAGES, the LCBO’s up-market wines and spirits division.
We view the relationship with each of our wine makers not only as a partnership, but a lasting friendship whereby their needs and expectations come foremost. We take advantage of the distribution channels that best meet their requirements. Coincidently, we aim to provide our wine club Members, restaurateurs and other clients with excellent wine experiences, representing only the finest products available.
Please take a few moments to explore our website and do not hesitate to send any questions or comments you might have to me, Jim Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks and cheers,
Jim and Hélène