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How to Store and Age Your Wine

Posted by Marquis Wine Cellars on 5th Jul 2021

How to Store and Age Your Wine A lot of wine lovers don’t store wines for long, preferring to purchase a bottle shortly before they plan on drinking it. There are a variety of reasons why you might want to build up more of a stock of wine -- perhaps because you live far away from the nearest quality wine shop, or plan on hosting larger events where multiple bottles are being served.How long can I keep a bottle of wine? A lot of wines are aged in the bag on the way home from the store -- that
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All About Wine Flavours

Posted by Marquis Wine Cellars on 8th Jun 2021

All About Wine Flavours Flavour is the most important aspect of wine -- it’s the reason why winemakers spend so much time cultivating and caring for their vineyards, and experimenting with different grape varieties, different winemaking techniques, and different aging durations. The flavour of a bottle of wine can vary significantly even within the same type of wine -- flavours depend on the vintage and the location of the vineyard. Weather conditions, soil, crop yields, and a whole host of
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What are the Most Popular Wine Regions?

Posted by Marquis Wine Cellars on 2nd Jun 2021

What are the Most Popular Wine Regions?This is a pretty large and open-ended question. Popular wines tend to vary by region and also by year. Popularity can also have as much to do with price point and availability as it does with flavour and quality. Asking your wine shop about their most popular wines can give you a good starting point if you’re looking to try something new, or if you want a reliably high-quality wine to serve at an event.The top-selling wines from individual wineries change a
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The Pink Stuff

Posted by Jenn G. on 17th Apr 2020

This time last year you may have been like me, wandering your neighbourhood marvelling at the cherry blossoms in their array of pinks, soft and downy and sweet...a yearly sight that brings with it an end to winter and a promise of summer soon to come. Longer days, warmer sunshine and friends coming out of cold weather hibernation to spend social time together once again, perhaps even outside basking in the suns glow.Though we may not be experiencing the usual liveliness of a B.C. spring this yea
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Disruption

Posted by John Clerides on 31st Mar 2020

We have all heard the word before and what does it mean, our norms will be challenged whether we want it or not. Here are some examples, look at the news, broadcasters are reading the news from their homes, talk shows are doing the same. What does that mean for shopping. I was speaking with a friend of mine who works for Translink, part of their contract negotiations is to work from home a couple of days a week. Apparently Translink does not want it but if they perform and get the job done who c
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