Our role in the alcoholic beverage industry
As agents, we represent producers of alcoholic beverages from other countries in Ontario, Canada. We fill a niche in bringing you fine products that otherwise would be unavailable in Ontario. We have built solid business relationships with our suppliers and are consistently in contact with them. We strive to meet our clients' inventory needs and requests in an industry where many factors beyond our control affect product availability.
For the past 11 years, our commitment has been to source wines of outstanding quality from small-to-medium-sized producers. Our suppliers are passionate about keeping the winemaking traditions of their respective regions alive, often over many generations. Our sister agency, The Full Wineglass is also the Ontario agent of breweries in Portugal and Italy as well as grappa and vodka from Italy.
We all have individual tastes and preferences and should explore them personally rather than follow trends.
Ratings and awards have their place but shouldn't be your only guide. Keep in mind that wine changes over time and your tasting experience will vary and depend on many factors. Experts' tastings have a different context than your own, including a date that's now in the past. And many wines don't impress judges who are swishing and spitting but shine when enjoyed with food.
We believe that wine is integral to a relaxed enjoyment of life and to shared occasions with family and friends, and to savour after a long day's work. Wine is always present on our dinner table!
Rolando Maya is the managing director of Argentum Wine Imports and The Full Wineglass, its sister agency. He is originally from Mendoza, Argentina but has lived in Ontario for many years. He is intimately familiar with the wine regions of his homeland and has also made many trips to Italy, Portugal, Spain and France to meet producers and visit their facilities. He is the quintessential personable host and enjoys sharing wine-related lore and anecdotes.
Christine Brüggemann researches, writes, translates, and edits for this website, our newsletters, brochures and more. She enjoys any kind of creative challenge. She solves computer-related issues for our company and for others, and she also does some of the bookkeeping and other administrative tasks.
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