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Been too long since I have done this, yikes.

Posted by John Clerides on 14th Nov 2018

Well folks it's that time of the year again, where we are rushed for time or another party to attend. Hopefully we can alleviate some of those headaches by saving you some time in your day.Going to make this short. If you need wine for your home or office party or gift giving you can order online, give us a call or email us at 604-684-0445 or info@marquis-wines.comTell us what you want and we will take care of it for you. That’s all folks and enjoy your holiday season.
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Beaujolais: A region lost in time

Posted by John Clerides on 18th Oct 2018

I also visited Beaujolais while I was in France. This was my second trip in three years there and a couple of things really struck me. This is an region almost lost in time; fortunes moved north to Burgundy. I was speaking with a new supplier and discussed a passage in a book published in 1926 that read, "Burgundy best to avoid, Beaujolais age five years."Assembling all of the information in my brain about the wines I tasted - they way there are made, if young wine drinkers want to learn h
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Burgundy 2018

Posted by John Clerides on 18th Oct 2018

Well, my marathon trip is now over, some 16 days, and most likely over 1,000 plus wines tasted. And the verdict is: the 2016 & 2017 vintages ROCK. Virtually across the board, all of the wines I tasted were excellent-to-superb. The key is keeping acidity and freshness in the wines and virtually all the growers I tasted managed to achieve these results.The reds have depth, freshness, elegance, and grace and the whites also have a beautiful spine of acidity enveloped with the long legs of richn
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Austria - Undiscovered Gems

Posted by John Clerides on 13th Jun 2018

I can’t recall my first trip wine trip to Austria, it was somewhere in the early to mid 1990’s, at the cajoling of Alois Krahcer 1959-2007 (one of the worlds greatest dessert wine makers) he insisted I visit him after VIN Italy, so I did.I drove to Illmitz and it is there, with his wife Michaela, we had a four hour extravaganza dinner were he must have opened and poured 30 wines. Te next day we were up an arm touring the wineries of Burgenland and my absolute respect for Austrian winesThis trip
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