Grant hails originally from Canada's most Southern Province, Australia. Having worked in the Australian Wine Industry with the Wyndham group he later became involved in wine importing. Due to the large wine production in Australia and New Zealand most wine retailers stock very little else. Introducing "international wines" to the Australian public was the start of Grant's fascination with the "Uncommon"- small wineries, different grapes, experimental wine making techniques. Moving to Canada in 2002 offered an opportunity to access and promote an Aladdin's Cave of viniferous delights and thus Canmore Wine Merchants was born.