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pairing Cabernet

Pairing Cabernet Sauvignon

Argentine Cabernet Cabernet Sauvignon. Perhaps one of the most well-known grape varietals, this powerhouse grape hails originally from the Bordeaux region of France. The product of a chance cross of […]
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TEXSOM

TEXSOM International Wine Awards

Recently, Marquee Selections participated in the TEXSOM International Wine Competition in Dallas February 23-24. Truthfully, we didn’t participate as much as we submitted wines from our suppliers so that the […]
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wine madness

Wine Madness!

The Madness Isn’t Just About Basketball Anymore! If you’re like most people (at least, all the people I seem to know!) then you’re probably into the March Madness thing that’s […]
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events for Marquee Wines

Events Coming Up with Marquee!

Market Visits, Winemakers, and Tastings, Oh My! We are excited to announce the following upcoming events in which Marquee Selections, along with our suppliers, will be participating: Jérémie Castor, winemaker […]
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wine regions in South Africa

Wine in South Africa

Wines from South Africa are something of a hot topic recently.  Where only a few years ago there weren’t many well-known South African brands, there seem now to be more and […]
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bonarda grapes

Organic Bonarda from Caligiore Vinos Ecologicos

Today I’d like to re-introduce you to Caligiore Vinos Ecologicos Organic Bonarda.  One of the most widely-planted grapes in Argentina, Bonarda is most often used as a blending grape, specifically […]
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Backsberg John Martin Sauvignon Blanc

Backsberg John Martin Sauvignon Blanc

Sometimes the world calls for Cabernet Sauvignon: a deep and complex wine with earth and fruit and a lingering finish that you can drink by itself but just begs for […]
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AOC label

AOC – Appellation d’origine contrôlée

Or: Location, Location, Location Appellation d’origine contrôlée, or “controlled designation of origin,” is the French certification that is bestowed upon certain geographical indications which correspond to specific locations.  This certification […]
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Organic Agriculture at Bodega Caligiore

The Importance of Organic Agriculture by Gustavo Caligiore About 15 years ago, when my family decided to start making wine from our grapes, which we used to sell in bulk […]
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INDIGENOUS YEASTS

Today I’ve chosen a controversial topic among winemaking practices, which is the use of indigenous or native yeasts in wine fermentation. Yeasts are very important in winemaking, because they are […]
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Raising our Glasses to Jeremie Castor

You know that the time is flying when, before you know what’s happening, it’s almost Valentine’s Day! And that’s Friday! Do you have any plans for Valentine’s Day? Toasts with […]
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Canopy Manangement at the Vineyard

Not necessarily neat: a more approach to canopy management. We have approached vineyard canopy management a bit differently this year. In the run up to harvest we have gone for […]
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2013 Harvest at Chateau Saint Nabor of Rhone Valley

If I had to use one word to describe this 2013 vintage I would definitely use “patience”. Why is that ? Due to the weather conditions during the whole year […]
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Marquee’s Featured Wine of the Week: Caligiore Reserve Bonarda

We’re in love with this Caligiore Reserve Bonarda. Move aside Malbec, and share the table with this lovely wine from Argentina. With its rich berry aromas, it combines with an understated earthy […]
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BONARDA: A TRULY ARGENTINIAN EXPERIENCE

Yes, Argentina is world-renowned for its wonderful Malbec with its sweet, velvety tannins that have seduced consumers all around the world for decades, but Argentina is not just Malbec. Throughout […]
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