barbuVINS Newsletter



It is impossible to predict a pandemic, but the only sensible things we can do are to react quickly, constantly reassess the situation, learn and show solidarity.

The economic impact of the current situation is significant and will have repercussions in the short, medium and long term. Now is a good time to visit your local butcher, fishmonger or cheese shop often. The same is true for the restaurant industry which is severely affected by the pandemic. Many opt to close temporarily, but others have decided to either reduce their capacity in the dining room or offer take-out food. This is an opportunity to be seized, and barbuVINS  suggests that you support this industry and encourage them by going for takeout.

It goes without saying that the situation also affects us. Like in the past years, we placed several orders in January and February for arrival in April and May. This year, we ordered a record amount of wine for our agency: a total of 460 cases from Bodegas Bhilar, Pago Aylés and Luis Moya. The date of availability of these arrivals is now uncertain. In addition, several restaurants have had to delay or cancel reservations of cases because of the current crisis, which has an immediate impact on our inventories, especially for some products whose inventory period at the SAQ is expiring very soon.

Currently, we have a few cases of several Bodegas Bhilar products, the majority of which will not be available until next year, so it's time to place your orders.

The recently updated price list of available products can be found on our website. The list was updated earlier today. Several wines are in low availability (less than 5 cases), so don't wait too long!

Remember to tell your friends and the sommelier of your favorite restaurant(s) to look at our wine list! Also, we'd appreciate to receive your comments on our Facebook page or on Instagram.

Thanks for sharing our passion.

Marie-Claude & Benoît


SAQ Situation and Deliveries

Even though employees of SAQ branches have taken measures to minimize the risks for employees and customers, the SAQ employees union has nevertheless recommended that the stores be closed. According to information we have obtained, the SAQ is still not planning to close the retail outlets, but since the situation is changing, everything is possible.
In order to overcome this eventuality, for those who wish, we will exceptionally deliver orders, free of charge.

Terms of this offer:

• orders placed between this Sunday, March 15 and Monday, March 16 at 2 p.m.

• orders of 12 bottles minimum

• delivery on the Island of Montreal, Vaudreuil, Laval, Longueuil, Brossard

• payment of the invoice for agent fees and wine before delivery (interac transfer)

The earliest we can go to the warehouse is Tuesday 11am, when the orders are available (normal SAQ timeline).

We know, it's a bit ironic to be able to have an order of wine delivered by an epidemiologist or virologist during a pandemic...


Inventory (cases)

Here is our current inventory. All products are in cases of 6 bottles.

See the promotion below. Products identified with a red dot are eligible.

A promotion !

For all orders of 3 or more cases placed before Thursday March 19 at 2 p.m., when the order includes at least 2 cases from Bodegas Bhilar, you could win a 5 liter bottle (yes, 5 liters!) of the "A" cuvée, from Pago Aylés. It's perfect for a big post-pandemic party!

A value of $ 165


Although we’re repeating ourselves, don’t forget to engage with barbuVINS on social media. For those following us on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter, your comments, review, pictures (I'm sure you look great in a barbuVINS apron) and references are a great help.  

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