Moroccan Wine, Marrakesh

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  • Alcohol Shop in Ville Nouvelle
    Alcohol Shop in Ville Nouvelle
    by barryg23
  • The Local Rose
    The Local Rose "Gris Guerrouane"
    by 43beckos
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    Buying Alcohol

    by barryg23 Written Apr 17, 2007

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    Alcohol Shop in Ville Nouvelle

    Despite the huge growth in tourism in Marrakech, it's still surprisingly difficult to find places selling alcohol, especially in the medina. On our last night in the city, we wanted to get some wine for a meal on our rooftop terrace. The only place we could find it was in a shop in the Ville Nouvelle, which we remembered from our last visit to the city two years ago. Shops selling alcohol often have barred up windows, in a similar way to how sex shops in Western Countries are often identified. Nevertheless, our shop had a good selection of wines and we picked up two bottles of Guerrouane (from a region near Meknes) for 34 Dh each.

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    Moroccan Wine

    by 43beckos Written Aug 5, 2006

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    The Local Rose

    Good, Morrocan and Wine are not 3 words I would usually expect to see in the same sentance, however I must say that the local wines that we sampled on our trip were actually quite good.

    On a hot day, a chilled glass ( or two ) of the local rose, Gris Guerrooane, was extremely pallatable, and the local white, Medallion, made for a very quaffable white.

    We did not try any reds as we had taken some bottles with us, but the staff at the riad advised us that the Medallion red was supposedly very nice, if somewhat expensive.

    All of these wines can be purchased at the supermarkets in Guliez

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    Mar 26, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Moroccan wine particularly reds have longtime had good reputations for being very good wine..since the days of the Romans and they knew about good wine for sure - im surprised by your surprise that Moroccan wine would be anything less than good and sorry that you missed the opportunity to try their reds

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