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 tasters pick out from the online new arrivals. Discover what they love, the fun bottles that stand out from many (many) tasted.
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Julie and Éric
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- A rice drink, this sake is a Junmaï Ginjo, an alcohol naturally obtained during fermentation and not by added alcohol. Furthermore, the rice grains have been polished to a minimum of 40%, pledge of fineness and quality. The result is a fresh, thirst-quenching beverage, with delicate scents reminiscent of flowers and cantaloupe notes.
- $23.65AvailableOnline Not availableIn storeSuccessfully cultivated throughout Trentino, Teroldego reveals itself at this location through accents of dried flowers, red berries, pink pepper and licorice. Thirty minutes in the fridge is enough to refresh it properly and enable it to express itself with confidence and generosity in your glass. The perfect candidate for cannelloni with tomato sauce or an entrée of beef carpaccio.
- $22.35AvailableOnline Not availableIn storeAfter several months of maturing on fine lees, this crémant de Loire offers a charming version of the cabernet franc variety. Deep and complex, its red berry aromas are complemented by brioche and white chocolate flavors. We bet you won't be able to resist it with a salmon tartar with strawberries and avocado purée!
- AvailableOnline AvailableIn storePecorino is best known for referring to a cheese made from sheep's milk, but it is also a grape variety from central Italy that sheep love. In any case, this invigorating wine is perfect for an aperitif as well as for dishes involving seafood.
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Photographer: Alison Slattery, Two Food Photographers
Top wines of the week to buy
Visit this page every week for suggestions on what to buy from the new products at the SAQ. Our experts share the best white wines and good red wines to buy, and sometimes a few spirits, to impress your guests. These suggestions of the week always feature good value wines and finds; it's like a well-kept secret to get your hands on trendy and coveted wines.