saq.com delivers – Day whatever of lockdown. The Coronavirus pandemic has affected every aspect of daily life including your wine shopping behaviour.
It is not that easy to go to your local SAQ just to browse on the shelves. For instance, hours are being reduced ( outlets closed on Sunday) and there is a limit to how many people can be in an outlet at any given time.
Fortunately, as of April 6th, the SAQ has resumed home delivery service for those customers abiding self isolation. You can make your orders on saq.com and for a modest $12 your wine can be delivery to your door. The delivery fee will go directly to the many food banks of Quebec.
Here are top four wine recommendations that you can buy through saq.com and in your nearest SAQ outlet:
Buti Nages by Michel Gassier SAQ # 427625 $14.95
A Blue Chip rose from the Southern Rhone. This is a must wine for your portfolio to celebrate the arrival of spring. Consistent from vintage to vintage, it has a beautiful nose reminiscent of red fieldberries complemented with a touch of violets and Provencal herbs. Fresh and round, it will grace any apero while preparing the BBQ.
Willm Réserve Pinot Gris Alsace SAQ # 370676 $16.80
In 1896 the Willm family founded the Willm Estate in Barr, at the foot of the majestic Kirchberg de Barr Grand Cru vineyard. Owner of the famous Clos Gaensbroennel, the vineyard is famed for producing one of the world’s best Gewurztraminer wines. The Estate’s wines were the first from Alsace to be exported to North America in the early 1930’s, after prohibition laws were lifted
An inviting nose featuring lovely peach with hints of pear and honey on the bouquet. Medium to full body with a creamy finale.
Ijalba Rioja Reserva 2015 SAQ # 478743 $21.75 ( not available online)
Great quality Rioja with a sweet price tag. A nose reminiscent of balsamic undertones with nuances of smoke and leather. Smooth on the palate with well integrated tannins and a lingering finale
Torres Sangre De Toro Catalunya SAQ # 6585 $13.15
A familiar Spanish red for many, this sturdy red brings to mind aromas of juicy blackberries with hints of vanilla and dark chocolate. Medium to full body with a rustic finale. Good quality wine for the price it commands.