Marquis Wine Cellars

Drinks in Downtown & West End

Small and friendly, this boutique wine shop has a down-to-earth approach to its products, which makes it a great place to hit if you can't tell the difference between a pinot noir and a pinot grigio. Expert staff and regular tastings are part of the mix – also check its website for a roster of enticing wine education events.

This is a good spot to dive into BC wine: ask for tips and you may be pleasantly surprised.