Customer Profiles – Marquis Wine Cellars

Customer Profiles 

Marquis Wine Cellars

This post represents a departure from the previous one. I would like to share pictures of some of the work Wine Cellar Depot has done and profile the customers who have engaged Wine Cellar Depot to provide design and installation services. As well as selling stand alone cooling units, Wine Cellar Depot is able to provide custom engineered solutions for home , retail and restaurant use. In my former life I was a sales associate and supervisor at Marquis Wine Cellars , 1034 Davie Street Vancouver BC. In 2012 Marquis Wine Cellar undertook a complete renovation and expansion of its location in order to provide its clientele with the best possible environment to purchase, taste and enjoy all things wine. The owner John Clerides hired Ramona Lehnert and her team to assist in the creation of a fine wine room and a temperature controlled tasting machine. They co-ordinated with the builders , Haebler Construction to create a custom designed, secure, temperature controlled cellar to store and display wines in the best possible circumstances.

wine1

 

Wine Cellar Depot also designed and installed a custom wine dispensing system from the company called By The Glass. The machine dispenses pre-measured portions of wine with a single push of the button and preserves the remaining wine far longer than conventional wine preservation systems. This has become a key sales tool for the staff of Marquis Wine Cellars.

picture2

 

For a complete visual tour of the store … https://www.marquis-wines.com/store-tour/

wine2

 

Marquis Wine Cellars was among the first private retail wine stores in British Columbia. Lead by owner John Clerides and long time manager Kevin McKinnon they have been on the leading edge of wine retailing for many years. Marquis Wine Cellars was an early adopter of the internet, in terms of creating a website, e-commerce and social media. They were the first store to sell Bordeaux Futures direct to the consumer in Canada. They were also the first store in Canada to import such brands as Quilceda Creek, Turley Winery, Etude, Panther Creek, Villa Cafaggio ,Peter Lehman and many, many more. The staff is exceedingly well trained and are experts in their field. Many Marquis Wine Cellars alumni have gone on to distinguished careers in other winery related jobs as well as key positions as sommeliers and buyers for other stores as well as winemakers and educators . They have a unique skill set and can help create individual collections, provide assistance for special events and tastings and help determine the optimal window for consumption of your wine purchases.

 

Remember Spit Happens, tell your friends, drink great wine and eat great food.

Cheers

David Lancelot

Wine Intelligence

Wine Intelligence

It’s always a good idea to seek out different points of view on wine. It’s also neat when someone notices a new wine in stores that is Under the Radar . The challenge can be finding the writers/critics that have great palates and are willing to share their thoughts. In this post I would like to highlight the work of some people I deeply respect for their love of wine and the willingness to put the info out there.

winediva

 

Daenna Van Mulligan at http://www.winediva.ca/ is a dynamic wine industry personality with a great palate and work ethic. Daenna shares her thoughts on wines but that’s just the start. Once you register with Winediva.ca the value added for her website becomes obvious. You are able to rate and review wines that she has reviewed. This is a powerful tool in remembering the wines you have tried. After rating wines and adding your thoughts the site starts to make recommendations based on your preferences. The more information you provide the better the suggestions are .Next is a feature called show me similar: on each review a button link is located at the bottom, it says “show me similar”. When you find a wine you like, from one of her reviews, simply click on “show me similar” and up will pop a selection of similar wines . The show me similar tool is the safest way to try new wines, I love this feature. Daenna travels widely and has great industry contacts to access winemakers and new products.

 

cheapcheerful

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ron Wilson at https://www.cheapandcheerful.ca/ “ Ron Wilson has worked in radio and television for more than thirty years. He’s had a life-long passion for wine.While hosting the morning show on CBC Radio One in Edmonton, Ron produced a weekly wine column with one of Canada’s foremost wine experts, Gurvinder Bhatia. As a transplanted Vancouverite, Ron’s always on the lookout for great wines at a great price. That’s what you’ll find on Cheapandcheerful.ca. All of the wines on this site have been tried and tested by Ron and cost $25.00 or less. Many cost much less, but you won’t have to sacrifice taste because of the low price. Ron has also added suggestions on where to buy each wine.” From About Ron on his website. I met Ron while working at Marquis Wine Cellars and I was always impressed with his commitment to his craft. This is a labour of love. He was a regular at all of our tastings and was always willing to share his opinion of our efforts. He is also available for public speaking events, tastings and consultations. Link . I personally think he would be an amazing asset for any restaurant that wanted to assemble a killer wine list but lacked the resources to have a fulltime wine professional on site.

kurtis

Kurtis Kolt at http://www.kurtiskolt.com/ Kurtis is a very busy man. I get tired just looking at all the projects he works on. Check out his weekly column in the Georgia Strait . Link . Kurtis also pens some nice articles for Western Living Magazine . Link . He is a contributing writer to My Wine Canada , here is his latest article, a profile on Lang Vineyards from Naramata . Link. If you get an opportunity to hear him speak or offer a wine program at a local wine festival please take the time to check him out. I has always found him to be very informative, scrupulously accurate and super passionate.

Remember Spit Happens, tell your friends, drink great wine and eat great food.

Cheers

David Lancelot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...89101112...