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Suggestions of the week

You like to keep up with what’s new, but never really know what to buy? Join us right here every Thursday to find out which bottles our resident experts pick out from the online new arrivals. Discover what they love, the fun bottles that stand out from many (many) tasted.

P.S.: Feel free to give us your own review of these products. You can now leave comments online.

Who are these experts? Julie and Éric are our esteemed uber-curious colleagues, graduates of the biz, who teach courses and are responsible for tastings of all products we promote. The ones who dish out the pairing ideas, create the taste tags you love and provide the beautiful stories behind our products. And much more. #dreamjob

Patrick's picks

“In the restaurant biz for over 12 years, the world of service, food and wine fascinates me. I have training in restaurant establishment management and an ASP in sommellerie. I own an Izakaya (Japanese tavern) located on St-Joseph Street in Quebec City called the Honō. We have been open for more than 3 years and wine has a great place in our company. We also have a varied offer with an incredible bar program (Julien Vézina is the manager) and a large sake offer. We are currently working on the opening of our second restaurant which will open by the end of the summer.”
Patrick Beaulieu

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    Champagne Fleury Fleur de l'Europe Champagne | 750 ml France , Champagne
    $68.00
    AvailableOnline Not availableIn store
    “A Champagne with good backbone, filled with freshness and a touch of brioche aromas. It’s a staple in the world of these great wines at more than reasonable prices. Ideal to celebrate the transition to the yellow zone!”
    Patrick Beaulieu
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      Wine Spectator (www.winespectator.com)
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      Robert M. Parker Jr (Wine Advocate ou www.erobertparker.com)
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    Rémi Pouizin Côtes du Rhône Les Pious 2019 Red wine | 750 ml France , Vallée du Rhône
    $17.85
    AvailableOnline Not availableIn store
    “A blend of Grenache and Syrah with a beautiful lightness. This wine will accompany your BBQ day perfectly. Help yourself to a chilled glass while you prepare the food and finish the bottle (in moderation) with all your grilling.”
    Patrick Beaulieu
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    “A classic in the world of Jura wines. A Chardonnay that stands out for its tension and fullness on the palate. A smoky nose marked with an almond note. It’s simply great wine to enjoy with a special someone.”
    Patrick Beaulieu

Our experts' picks

You like to keep up with what’s new, but never really know what to buy? Join us right here every Thursday to find out which bottles our resident experts pick out from the online new arrivals. Discover what they love, the fun bottles that stand out from many (many) tasted.

P.S.: Feel free to give us your own review of these products. You can now leave comments online.

Who are these experts? Julie and Éric are our esteemed uber-curious colleagues, graduates of the biz, who teach courses and are responsible for tastings of all products we promote. The ones who dish out the pairing ideas, create the taste tags you love and provide the beautiful stories behind our products. And much more. #dreamjob

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    G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba 2019 Red wine | 750 ml Italy , Piedmont
    $29.35
    AvailableOnline Not availableIn store
    Managed with aplomb by Aldo Vajra and his children, this estate, established in Vergne 1972, continues to deliver stunning and original wines. Raised mainly in stainless steel tanks, this Barbera imposes a palate of blueberries, violets and tobacco. Mineral notes complete the portrait of this easy-drinking and vibrant wine, the whole of which will highlight a grilled pork tenderloin with herbs or a chicken cacciatore.
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    Envinate Lousas Vinas de Aldea Red wine | 750 ml Spain , L'Espagne Verte
    $29.95
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    Fullness emerges from this blend dominated by the Mencia variety, where accents of pepper and violet dance with raspberries and blueberries without stepping on each other. Supple, harmonious, it has the energy necessary to enhance lamb chops with rosemary or a prosciutto and black olive pizza. Magnificent achievement of the quartet behind Envinate.
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    Domaine de la Rochette Côte Roannaise La Rochette 2019 Red wine | 750 ml France , Vallée de la Loire
    $21.80
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    Manual harvesting allows the Néron family to select the best organically grown grapes. On these granite soils, quality is privileged over quantity. Vinified from the yeasts naturally present on its bunches, this Gamay is the perfect definition of grape juice. Without artifice, it combines crunchy fruitiness with floral and spicy notes in a fresh, easy-drinking and slightly sparkling mouth when opening the bottle. Perfect as an aperitif served chilled, it will also be a brilliant accompaniment to chicken fajitas.
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    Ama Chianti Classico 2019 Red wine | 750 ml Italy , Tuscany
    $29.75
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    Thanks to the dedication of Marco Pallanti and Lorenza Sebasti, Castello di Ama hasprojected quality ever since it was founded in 1972. Very authentic, this Chianti Classico is a pure wonder, at the same time powerful, invigorating, velvety and elegant. It will be fully savoured with a skewer of beef cooked on the grill.

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    Scala Dei Garnatxa Priorat 2019 Red wine | 750 ml Spain , Côte Méditerranéenne
    $25.75
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    Literally "the ladder of God" in Latin, we admit that we are not far from touching the sky with this 100% Grenache cuvée from the Priorat appellation. This is a perfect and affordable expression of the potential of the steep, high-altitude terroirs found in the region, while poor soil and an arid climate give the grapes great concentration. A perfect match with lamb chops.
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    Domaine d'Alzipratu Fiumeseccu 2020 Red wine | 750 ml France , Corse
    $25.50
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    Established in Corsica, France's sunniest region, Domaine d'Alzipratu covers some 30 hectares between sea and mountain. Made from typical regional varietals, this cuvee maximises its fresh factor with inviting notes of kirsh, mild spices, licorice and flowers. Intriguing and puzzling, wines of the Isle of Beauty take us out of our comfort zone, and we love it! All that's missing is a duck breast with mustard for an exquisite pairing!

Restaurant: Foiegwa
Illustator: Marc Tremblay
Photographer: Alison Slattery, Two Food Photographers