Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants is part of a national Canadian fine wine and spirits import agency. The company’s Western Canada history began on January 1, 2006 as a joint venture between Darryl Weinbren, Richard Carras and Duncan Hobbs.
Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants has grown to become a leader in fine wine & spirits import and distribution across Canada. Currently, Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants is selling over 500,000 cases per year. With the knowledge and experience that Darryl and Richard bring to the company, Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants had successfully seen substantial growth in it’s first few years.
Prior to creating Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants, Darryl Weinbren and Richard Carras had a long professional history together. For nearly two decades they had worked together and had accumulated a strong reputation for leading industry trends. With their combined efforts they turned a Vancouver based company into a leading wine and spirit importing agency in Western Canada.
The success of that company was well noticed which lead to an eventual merger into what became known as Maxxium Canada in 1999. After the merger Darryl Weinbren was given the responsibility of President of Maxxium Canada.
Darryl Weinbren and Richard Carras have invaluable experiences and relationships in the world fine wine and spirits. Their history together shows their strong passions and commitment for the industry.
Today they continue to strive to build top quality, service oriented sales and marketing teams at Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants, in addition to continuing to build a portfolio of unique and top selling brands.