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How about a SAQ Alert thread? If you know of a sale, release or great gem that forum members might want to know about. You could also report errors such as vintage and inventory etc Roll Eyes


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Will write here as soon as I see / hear / know something about our monopoly Smile

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Not a price alert but SAQ related. I just finished flipping through the Autumn 2012 'Cellier' SAQ magazine and I am impressed. Great content for a 'free' mag. Some interesting articles and recipes along with their listing of new releases. A decent effort and puts LCBO release mag to shame (although I do realize the LCBO pumps out a mag every 2 weeks). Any Ontarians not signed up should do so. The mag is worth reading and you get a heads up on their special releases.
 
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How about this?

2003 Taylor vintage port for $135 at SAQ, $269 in Ontario. Spit

1997 Taylor? In Ontario, $327 (yes, really). At the SAQ you can get a mag for $246

I could go on..... Frown Mad Ack


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Posts: 10509 | Location: Oakville Ontario | Registered: Jan 07, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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How about this?

2003 Taylor vintage port for $135 at SAQ, $269 in Ontario. Spit

1997 Taylor? In Ontario, $327 (yes, really). At the SAQ you can get a mag for $246

I could go on..... Frown Mad Ack


Can you not buy online and ship to Ontario?
 
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When I am home in Ottawa I can just drive across the river and buy them if they are in the stores in Gatineau, but in fact I am buying only older port vintages now because my current stock of younger bottles will last me the rest of my life - barring any innovations in longevity, of course.

Sadly, older bottles, by which I mean 1985 or older, even at crappy prices, are rarer than bargains anywhere in Canada. Horse


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Posts: 10509 | Location: Oakville Ontario | Registered: Jan 07, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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When I am home in Ottawa I can just drive across the river and buy them if they are in the stores in Gatineau, but in fact I am buying only older port vintages now because my current stock of younger bottles will last me the rest of my life - barring any innovations in longevity, of course.

Sadly, older bottles, by which I mean 1985 or older, even at crappy prices, are rarer than bargains anywhere in Canada. Horse


I know being a wine enthusiast is FAR more complicated in Canada than here in America.

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  • 2006 Poggio Verrano Dròmos - Italy, Tuscany, Maremma, Maremma Toscana IGT (12/23/2012)
    Decanted for one hour. Nose of sweet fruits and vanilla spice. Great full bodied mouth with medium acidity, smooth tannins and a long finish. Balanced and great now. A new Beauty from Bolgheri. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Alicante, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc. I found this wine at the SAQ for $33! (93 pts.)

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  • 2006 Poggio Verrano Dròmos - Italy, Tuscany, Maremma, Maremma Toscana IGT (12/23/2012)
    Decanted for one hour. Nose of sweet fruits and vanilla spice. Great full bodied mouth with medium acidity, smooth tannins and a long finish. Balanced and great now. A new Beauty from Bolgheri. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Alicante, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc. I found this wine at the SAQ for $33! (93 pts.)

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Had this wine last summer and it was very good !

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+1 for the Dromos. I picked one up at the last sale to try. Liked it a lot and went back the next day for more.
 
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LCBO is offering the same wine, same vintage, for $6 more. Grrr.
 
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Dec 14 I purchased Domaine Giraud les Gallimardes and Grenache de Pierre. 86.00 and 98.00 or close. EXTREMELY limited wines, Grenache de Pierre 2010 is easily the best Grenache wine I have tasted. I tracked these down from British Columbia.

Merry Christmas
 
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