All good advisors will tell you that you do not need to pay a high price to drink a good wine, Terry first among them. One must also agree on what makes a good wine. A good wine is everything except a price.
Wine is particularly good when you are drinking it with the love of your life, with good friends or during a special event. A country wine that you drink on the bistro terrace of a village in the Camargue or in Sicily will always be memorable since it will always taste like the sunlight in these regions.
At the SAQ (Société des Alcools du Québec), advisors will easily find you a very good wine that perfectly matches with your meal for the price that you want to pay.
But if you want to celebrate a special occasion and your budget allows you to push the experience a little further, American vineyards offer excellent wines at $35 such as a Robert Mondavi Private Selection 2016, or an Artesa Pinot noir Los Carneros 2015 at $36.25.
At the other end of the price range, you will find excellent French wine at $75 for a bottle. If American wines are delicious, French wines add to that history and the terroir that not only refines the subtility of their aromas, but also the prestige imparted by their reputation.
Hence, you your budget allows it, you will be able to offer your guests a Segla Margaux 2009 at $73.25, a Château Faugers Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2015 at $78.75, or a Château Rollan de By 2015 at $79.
“No matter the price, wine is divine when we drink it in the company of those we love and who love us. Without love and friendship, wine will only be vinegar, no matter the price you’ll have paid for it”, concludes Terry while raising his glass in the shinning light of a beautiful day.