Liquid Art Selections
Liquid Art Selections is a special portfolio of rare, special and allocated wines. A separate portfolio of some of the worlds most sought after wines supported by a team of Canada’s finest wine professionals.
Liquid Art began with just a handful of undiscovered producers in 1989 and has since grown to represent some of the world’s most sought-after estates, from the traditional to the cutting edge. Behind the Liquid Art success story is a well-defined goal of providing lovers of fine wines with top quality products that consistently deliver.
We are the exclusive representatives for our Partner producer’s wines in our markets and have grown to be one of our market’s most respected wine importers, specializing in sourcing impeccably cellared examples of the world’s greatest and most sought-after wines.
The Team – Liquid Art Selections
Our expertly trained staff is amongst the most knowledgeable in the industry. They have been trained to deal with wines from every region of the world and are extremely accomplished at providing service and support to Canada’s most informed and astute wine purchasers.
Significant time and effort are invested in continuing education and vineyard travel for each of our staff in order to ensure that our people remain the best in the business.
Mike Nugent, Portfolio Manager – Western Canada, Liquid Art Selections
Eric Thomassin, Portfolio Manager – Eastern Canada, Liquid Art Selections
Neil Punshon, Sales Manager – Western Canada, Liquid Art Selections
Ben Hodson, Ontario, Liquid Art Selections Specialist
This team of wine experts is supported by Trialto’s extensive team of Sales, Marketing, Logistics, and Operations professionals.
Our valued clients are trade accounts and private collectors seeking the world’s greatest, and sometimes hardest to acquire, fine wines. Regularly serving top wine boutiques and premium restaurants in Canada, Liquid Art offers the most discerning wine buyer a unique opportunity to secure choice, limited-production wines from our carefully selected portfolio of suppliers. As a result, our clients are repeatedly prepared to follow our recommendation.
We designed our operations to competently meet the unique requirements of the world’s elite winemakers; most notably, temperature-controlled shipment of our wines. We are extremely accomplished in handling the logistics load in monopoly-regulated markets and we make shipping straightforward and easy for our suppliers. As a result we are seen as an efficient, knowledgeable and reliable gateway to the wealthy Canadian consumer. We offer our winery partners a choice of access to three distribution channels to best fit their needs: fine dining restaurants, premium wine boutiques (including provincial Liquor Board’s elite wine programs) and avid wine collectors. In each channel Liquid Art has developed a very loyal following and our customers continue to see us as "the" source for outstanding wines and high touch service.
Annual turnover reaches 20,000 cases. Impressive, in view of the fact that our average bottle price is almost $50.00 per bottle in a market where the average is $12.00 per bottle. But the true story here is the careful placement of these rare products in the most high profile accounts. Another strong consideration that serves to protect our producers' interests and investments in their brand image.
Products and Services
We are specialists in sourcing the world’s finest and most sought-after wines. We are a conduit for fine wine producers and exporters around the world who have limited quantities of premium wine to sell but have the desire to have their products reach top retailers, fine restaurants and wine consumers in Canada.
Our suppliers see us as an efficient, knowledgeable and reliable gateway to Western Canada. Our customers see us as the source for outstanding wines. We regularly find the next superstar wine producer before others and our clients remain keen to benefit from this access.
In addition to importing and wholesaling the world’s finest wines, we also offer brokering services to some of the top retailers and restaurants. We facilitate the logistics, ensure regulatory compliance and provide financial support to top retailers and restaurants when importing 'exclusively' for their needs.
In addition to our efforts as Wine Importer, we regularly conduct wine tastings and educational seminars to improve the quality of our customers' businesses and increase wine appreciation in our market. Our goal is to discover and represent great and unique winemakers from both classic/established regions as well as newly emerging areas – all must be faithful reflections of their appellation. Our portfolio of wines is generally regarded as being amongst the strongest in terms of quality, breadth, and depth.