Our Team

For over 30 years, Marquis Wine Cellars has steadfastly pursued two timeless goals: outstanding customer service and great wines.


You can receive the same outstanding customer service and great wines with the added convenience of online ordering and home or office delivery. Our Club Director and Wine Concierge, Lindsey Ail, will be delighted to assist you in any way to ensure that your Wine Club experience is flawless. Lindsey can be reached by phone at 604-695-2958 or by email at wineclub@marquis-wines.com.


Decades and generations may come and go but one thing has not changed in the Clerides household: the focus on how to serve and look after customers’ needs. The belief that the customer should be treated as a welcomed guest is paramount. Father to son, the conversation continues to this day on how to continually improve customer service and deliver great wine every time.

JOHN CLERIDESMarquis wine cellars owner & chief wine buyer
LINDSEY AILMarquis Wine Club Director & BC wine buyer
JOHN CLERIDESMarquis wine cellars owner & chief wine buyer

A fixture on the Vancouver wine scene for over 25 years, John was the first person to open British Columbia’s first independently owned and operated wine shop in 1986. Without even knowing it and long before it became fashionable John was a champion of promoting small family estates and sustainable farming practices. He has traveled extensively throughout California, Washington Oregon, Australia, Austria, Italy, Bordeaux, burgundy Chablis, Languedoc Rhone Valley, Alsace and of course, BC. Now approaching his 30th year in the wine business, his enthusiasm and energy is unsurpassed.

LINDSEY AILMarquis Wine Club Director & BC wine buyer

Driven by equal parts passion and a desire to learn, Lindsey joined the Marquis team in 2017 after a decade as a practicing RMT. Her intention is to share her love of exploring and gaining a deeper appreciation of the world through wine. Lindsey has completed the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 3 Certificate and continues her wine education be it in books, online, or the much preferred hands-on approach. Outside of work Lindsey derives pleasure from reading, escaping into nature, and the daily adventures with her labradoodle, Maisy.


Jesse Richmond – South American Wine Buyer

Jon Ellison – General Manager

Robert Bell – Ecommerce Manager