05
Oct

Winemaker visit: Gustavo Caligiore

Gustavo Caligiore is back! October 2015 is a very exciting month for Marquee Selections. Winemaker Gustavo Caligiore will be in the United States for market visits to represent his organic wines. Tastings, winemaker dinner and more, Gustavo will be going to Missouri, New York, Virginia and Florida. An authentic and wonderful opportunity to consolidate the...
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18
Sep

Unusual harvest season at Caligiore

With an unusual harvest season at Caligiore, the 2015 vintage at Caligiore is going to be full of surprise as the weather conditions gave the grapes a new turn for this 2014-2015 season. “We had a warm winter and spring, and a cooler than usual summer and autumn”, said winemaker Gustavo Caligiore. The rainfall was...
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02
Sep

MARVELOUS IMPORTED MALBEC

Why we love our imported Malbec… Our love of deep purple is just one reason we adore our marvelous imported Malbec. As part of a select group of Bordeaux varietals, this prestigious club of grapes is an important part of France’s wine history. While most think of the French wine regions of Bordeaux when its...
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05
May

What is the Caligiore Organic Bonarda?

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 with Malbec, to help boost the fruitiness and soften the sometimes-harsh tannins associated with a full-bodied Malbec. In the United States, for a wine to...
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22
Apr

MICHAEL BACK WINS GREEN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2015

MICHAEL BACK WINS GREEN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Cape Town, 22 April 2015: Announced in London last night, Michael Back of Backsberg Estate Cellars, was given the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the environment, sustainability, ethical practices and education. Underlining its impeccable green credentials and just ahead of the farm’s centenary in 2016, Backsberg also...
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04
Apr

AOC – APPELLATION D’ORIGINE CONTRÔLÉE

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 is most widely known for wines, such as Champagne and Côtes du Rhône, but also is applied to cheeses,...
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20
Mar

Market Visits, Winemakers, and Tastings!

Market Visits, Winemakers, and Tastings! We are excited to announce the following upcoming events in which Marquee Selections, along with our suppliers, will be participating: Jérémie Castor, winemaker at Château Saint Nabor in the Rhône valley, will be travelling to the United States to participate in market visits and a series of wine tasting events...
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02
Mar

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 judges could taste and tell us what we already knew: we work with the best and most dedicated producers, and represent the best wines, in...
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