SAQ Wines of the Week – CJAD Morning Show

This morning, during one of our regular chats on Andrew Carter’s CJAD Morning Show in Montreal, we talked about great wines in the SAQ for your weekend. Not only can you create a custom shopping list, but we’re the first wine site and mobile app that allows you to see which of your closest SAQ stores have that wine in stock right now (and how many bottles of it).


CJAD Wines of the Week

Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand

This Rosé has an almost neon pink hue, and is just as vibrant on the palate with strawberry jam notes, even though it is bone-dry. It is a blend of Merlot and Malbec grapes that won a gold medal in the New Zealand International Wine Show. Fun and delightful with a playful sense of style. Fleshy ripe raspberries with sun-dappled goodness. Medium-bodied. Try it with seared tuna or salmon. Rose food pairings: seafood. Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2015  Scrumptious Seafood Wine  Price: $17.99 Score: 90/100

Valle De Aconcagua, Chile

This zesty white wine is a citrus-infused Sauvignon Blanc has a rich mouth-filling texture. It also works well as an aperitif when you’ve had your fill of cheese. Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2015  Enchanting Feta Cheese Wine  Price: $12.95 Score: 88/100

Valle De Aconcagua, Chile

A rich, full-bodied red wine with layers of fleshy black plums and blackberries that roll across your palate. Beautifully balanced with incredible concentration of flavour. A long, satisfying finish will still leave you wanting more. Yes please! Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: rack of lamb, grilled pork tenderloin. Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2015  Luscious Lamb Wine  Price: $18.95 Score: 91/100

Frelighsburg, Quebec, Canada

Apple orchard fresh on a spring day. Just a touch of sweetness that tastes most like ripe green and red apples. Lovely sunshine in the glass. Perfect for Asian and spicy dishes. Still Cider food pairings: soft cheeses, white meat including sushi. Alcohol: 11%  Sweetness: Medium Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2014  Price: $13.00 Score: 87/100

Posted with permission of CJAD.



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