Opimian Wine Concierge


Like a hotel concierge, Opimian’s Wine Concierge is in charge of the special services that will take your membership experience to the next level. This is true for every member, from the newly joined to the long-time members


A concierge is traditionally the go-to person for travellers and hotel guests who want to know more, see more and do more in the area. Opimian’s Wine Concierge plays this role for our members, and so much more. Their job is to ensure you are getting the most out of your membership by taking advantage of every benefit, learning about every wine and exploring new regions, all without having to leave the comfort of your own home (unless you love to travel, in which case, our Wine Concierge will help you with that too!)

Opimian loves that our Wine Concierge is available to help our members. This personal touch is what sets our customer service apart – you will be able to speak to an actual person when you call! One that is knowledgeable in all things wine.

If you reach out to our Wine Concierge today, here are just a few of the things that he would love do for you:


Meet your Opimian Wine Concierge, Carl Bird

Carl has been a fixture at Opimian for over 15 years. He started out as a member, then took over the Northwest Territories (well, Opimian’s chapter there) as Area Representative. In 2015, he moved to Montreal - his hometown - and joined the team at the head office as Area Representative Liaison and Opimian Wine Concierge.


To contact our Wine Concierge

Follow him on Facebook: Carl Bird Opimian Wine Concierge

email [email protected]

call 1-800-361-9421 ext. 208.



Domain du Vieux Pressoir, Saumur, 2008 - Lot 5109 (C189) Founders' Choice

Almost 10 years in the bottle and this wine is still showing some vigour. The light ruby colour is starting to fade to garnet. The nose is very clean with medium intensity of aromas of red berries and sweet spice (white pepper), secondary aromas of dried fruit and raisins and tertiary aromas of the earth, dried flowers and vegetables. On the palate the wine is bone dry with Medium Tannins, Alcohol and Acidity. medium + intensity flavours of roasted green peppers, smoke, cooked fruit and dried plums are backed up by slight flavours of red berry and dried petals. The balance of acidity, tannins, aromas and flavours give this wine remarkable mouth feel and length for a wine of its age. While not available in this offering, it is similar to what you can expect once Lot 9727 has aged about 5 years.                  

Château Vignelaure, AOC Côteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, 2005 - Lot 6717 (C210) - Mixed Varietal Case

After 12 years this wine is still developing. This medium ruby wine is becoming a bit lighter on the edges. The aromas are clean with medium intensity. Plum, ripe black current and cooked dark cherries are dominant but do not overpower the aromas of wood, vanilla and black pepper. The wine is bone dry and had medium + acidity, and Tannins and medium to medium plus body and medium Alcohol. The flavours are quite intense and mirror the aromas almost to a T. This is a very good wine with a lengthy finish and excellent mouth feel. This wine can be fully enjoyed now by most wine lovers but it is suitable for further ageing. See lot 9310 for the 2013 vintage of this very fine wine.