Pierre L. Doise, a young entrepreneur, immigrated to Vancouver B.C. in 1980. At
that time consumers were starting to show interest in wines rather than beer or
Influenced by the fact that Pierre’s father had been a wine shipper in the city of
London, UK, prior to WWII. Pierre founded Select Wine Merchants in 1982,
focusing his efforts on fine dining restaurants buying French Cru Classés.
Within 20 years Pierre’s idea had evolved into a 1 million case wine company
across Canada, boasting relationships with many of the world’s most esteemed