I am very excited that this delicious Moscato arrived just in time for Easter because it will be perfect with the olive orange cake my friend Anna makes every year. Pale golden color with tropical fruit aromas. Palate shows peachy fruit with some citrus notes, sweet and refreshing. The finish is about medium sweet and refreshing good balance. Enjoy with dessert, a plate of fruit, or on its own. Origin: Asti, Italy Variety: Moscato Bianco Price: $27.74 + taxes Buy now.
This is a refined and voluptuous Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Tantalizing ‘come hither’ nose of guava, lime zest, gooseberries, sun warmed tomato leaves and and ever-so-subtle hint of white pepper. Elegant yet frisky acidity dances with flavours of kiwi, guava, meyer lemon preserve, pomelo and finishes with a seductive whisper of young Hawaiian ginger. The Mrs. Robinson of Sauvignon Blanc. Try it with Ceviche, Asparagus with goat cheese and lemon zest, pesto and prawn linguine or even salsa and tortilla chips. Origin: New Zealand Variety: Sauvignon Blanc Price: $26 + taxes Buy now.
It’s never too early for a Turley. This is luscious, juicy red has the dial turned all the way up to 11 with its blackberry and raspberry notes. A spicy, balanced wine that hides its muscular nature behind a surprisingly soft mouthfeel. Perfect to drink now or to hold in the cellar for a few years. Origin:California, USA Variety: Zinfandel Price: $55.56 + taxes Buy now.
One of the best parts of working for Marquis is our staff training seminars. That’s where I first fell in love with this stunningly clean Rhone blend. Focused minerality with beautiful citrus notes, this would be a perfect pair with shellfish, or just on its own. Origin: Lirac, Rhone, France Variety: Grenache Blanc, Rousanne, Clairette Price: $32.17 + taxes Buy now.
Why buy this Pinot Noir from Chile? First, because it’s full of bright, strawberry-driven fruit flavor. Second, because if it was from anywhere else it would likely cost fifty percent more! Chile has always done value well, and increasingly, it does quality too. The grapes for this wine come from vineyards near the Pacific coast, and you can taste the cool-climate freshness. Origin: Chile Variety: Pinot Noir Price: $30.35 + taxes Buy now.
This wine I find kind of exciting in a wine geek way and the price is right. Not often you find Chardonnay from Austria here in BC. Floral, hazelnuts, and fresh bread is what I get on the nose and finish. Origin: Austria Variety: Chardonnay Price: $29.57 + taxes Buy now.
Cuvée M displays a swish stream of fine bubbles, a stunning peach-rose hue, and fresh white and yellow fruit aromas complemented by notes of strawberry, freshly-baked bread, vanilla and honey. Layers of ripe peach with refined hints of mandarin orange mix with crisp citrus tones, resulting in an extended, satisfying finish. Origin: California, USA Variety: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir Price: $36.99 + taxes Buy now.
This is a warm blanket on yet another wet spring day. Enticing nose of flowers, herbs and cherries. Plush on the palate with surprising freshness. This oozes charm. Origin: Arroyo Grande Valley, California Variety: Pinot Noir Price: $56.43 + taxes Buy now.
The grape varieties in this champagne are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. It shows yeasty aromas and elegant flavors of pear and green apple. The long crisp citrusy finish make it very food friendly. Enjoy with pork, poultry and fish. -Reviewed by Chrystala Georgiou, Marquis Wine Cellars Grapes: Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Producer: Jacques Picard Vintage: NV Country: France Region: Champagne Price: $62.52 (plus taxes & deposit) Buy here!
Intense, powerful, full-bodied champagne. Toasty, honeyed, pastry-like aromas and a creamy, richly textured palate. This makes for glorious drinking, and will stand up to any number of full flavoured dishes. -Reviewed by Jesse Richmond, Marquis Wine Cellars Grapes: Chardonnay Producer: Le Brun Servenay Vintage: 2005 Country: France Region: Champagne Price: $86.87 (plus taxes & deposit) Buy here!