Sunday, January 24, 2010

Vancouver Wine Shopping Tip

Buying wine in Vancouver, BC just got a little easier.

One of Vancouver's top private wine shops, Marquis Wine Cellars on Davie Street in downtown's West End,  has just re-launched their website with full e-commerce capability. View and purchase the store's extensive selection of wines which are conveniently organized by price-point, region or wine type. I especially appreciate the region selector which allows you to drill down to France-Alsace or Spain-Rioja, for example.

Marquis is not the first Vancouver wine shop to offer online shopping and delivery options and hopefully it won't be the last to join the fray. North Vancouver's Everything Wine must be given full "props" for setting the bar high with its website which boasts over 3000 wines to choose from and an excellent blog written by owner Mari Kane.

Even if you aren't a fan of ordering online and having things delivered and prefer to actually go into shops to purchase and browse, these sites give you a better idea of what each store has in stock and helps avoid disappointment when you are looking for a specific wine. Thank you Marquis and Everything Wine!

Now, if only the government would make it easier for these shops to ship their wares to customers wherever they are...
- LC

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