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TD Insurance Meloche Monnex

Why do members choose TD Insurance?

As the leading provider of group home and car insurance, we know how important it is to save wherever you can. As an Opimian member, you can benefit from special privileges, such as preferred group rates, enhanced coverage and flexible limits.

We believe in making insurance easy to understand so you can choose your coverage with confidence.

Request a free, no-obligation online quote today and you could be one of five lucky winners of $1,000 cash!

For more details, visit or call (toll-free) 1-866-258-3036.

*The TD Insurance Meloche Monnex home insurance program is underwritten by SECURITY NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY.
The program is distributed by Meloche Monnex Insurance and Financial Services Inc. in Quebec and by Meloche Monnex Financial Services Inc. in the rest of Canada.
Due to provincial legislation, our auto insurance group rates are not offered in British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Iron Gate Cellarage

Iron Gate Cellarage Inc. and Opimian are pleased to announce a unique and exclusive partnership for the benefit of Opimian members. Effective immediately, Toronto area members will have access to a fine wine storage facility at a significant discount than what is offered to the general public. Iron Gate is also offering members a custom branded online inventory portal for their stored wine as well as a personal pick-up service directly from the LCBO when their ordered wine arrives and is to be stored. To learn more please go to or call Iron Gate Cellarage directly at 416-234-9500.



Listed below are some of the newsletters/publications that we feel are of interest to Opimian members.

Quench Magazine - Quench, formerly Tidings, is Canada's leading national magazine dedicated to the appreciation of wine. Now its 36th year, Quench is working hard to take the intimidation out of wine and to share the pleasure of food and wine.

Evan Saviolidis - from Quench runs a wine education center in the heart of Niagara's wine country. His site offers information about wine appreciation courses, wine related services, articles, and wine ratings.

Natalie Mclean - Nat Decants is a FREE wine e-mail newsletter from Natalie MacLean , who takes a fresh and witty look at restaurant wine lists, wine and food matches, wine picks, Canadian wine events, and off-beat topics such as wine in the movies. Natalie's articles have appeared in the National Post, London Times, and Chicago Tribune. All e-mail addresses are kept confidential and there are no ads.

Local Wine Events - A website with a depth of information about all aspects of wine, with a comprehensive listing of events all over the world. If you are taking a trip, use this guide to plan wine into it.



Winery to Home -  Canada's first winery-independent website where Ontarians can shop online, with expert reviews from David Lawrason and Tony Aspler, and have the wines delivered to their doorstep! Visit today for your free membership.

dans ma cave a vin - (Website in French) If the installation of a wine cellar or the purchase of a wine cellar are options that do not suit you, Dans Ma Cave à Vin offers, for rent, temperature controlled vaulted cellars .  A 10% rebate is granted to all Opimian members upon a rental.


Canadian Vineyards

Black Prince Winery

Coyotes Run

Huff Estates

Pelee Island


Other Canadian Wine Clubs

Australian Wine Society - Dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of Australian wines. Australian Wine Bureau - The Australian Wine Bureau is the Canadian office of the Australian Wine Export Council. Located in Toronto, AWB Canada collaborates with industry to market and promote Australian wines across the country.

Vine and Dine - dedicated to wine, Vine and Dine visits a different restaurant each month to pair wines food and learn how to select the pairings that are perfect complements. Founded by Linda Garson, CBC's Food & Wine pairing expert and regular contributor to Opimian News, Vine and Dine is Calgary's Food & Wine Club.



Listed below are our present wine suppliers who have provided us with their website addresses and/or e-mail contacts. They can be accessed by simply clicking on the address listed.

New addresses will be added as they become available.


Kenneth Christie, Opimian's favourite Master of Wine, has been choosing the very best wines for our members right from the beginning. He likes hearing from Opimians, and with the information age being what it is, members can get to him quickly and easily. He replies to almost all e-mails as they arrive in his in-box, so members will get replies from him even if they are only "holding" messages while he finds answers to questions.

SARL Danielle de l'Ansee Husband and wife team Pascal and Danielle Gibault formed this Company in order to export their own estate bottled wines to foreign markets. They soon expanded to include wines from Domaines in neighbouring appellations and thus became négociants for a number of producers in the Loire region. All their Loire wines are exclusive to Opimian in Canada.

Bernard Perrin, owner of the Domaine de Milhomme, has been the organizer of Opimian's shipments from southern Burgundy for several years. During that time he has become an integral member of the Society's team in France and was called on by Kenneth Christie to help with the selection and sourcing of the Society's wines from a new group of independent growers in the Rhône Valley. From his studies at the Ecole de Viticulture, Bernard has many friends who own superb domaines in this area and he will oversee the preparation of the cases and coordinate the shipments to Canda.

Web Sites

Agricole Rizzello 


Berton Vineyards 

Bodega y Viñedos Mauricio Lorca

Bodegas Concavins

Briar Ridge

Burgess Cellars

Castoro Cellars

Cave Vinicole de Hunawihr

Chapman Grove

Champagne Gardet & Cie

Château Canet/Vignobles Canet

Château de Sours

Château Pique-Sègue

Château Vignelaure

Churchill Graham Lda

Clovelly Wines

Domaine Billard


Geoff Hardy Wines

Hastwell & Lightfoot


Ironstone Vineyards



Manuka Hill Estate

Mountain View Vintners

Mauricio Lorca

Nitida Wines

O. Fournier

Paul Sapin

Quinta da Barreira Lda.

S.A.R.L. Bernard Perrin

SARL Danielle de l’Ansée


SCEA Clos Cantenac 

Songlines Estates



Villa di Maser

Villard Estate Vina

Vina La Rosa


Warwick Wine Estate 

Weingut Ernst Bretz

Wente Vineyards

Westend Estate

Wine Concepts


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These links are provided to you as a service of this website. While we make every effort to ensure that the websites listed here are appropriate, Opimian cannot take responsibility for the content or security of any of the sites.