The 1960s and 70s were very fertile for Michelle Labrèche-Larouche, and we don’t just mean in her love life! The 82-year-old, who wrote about the 40 men in her life, takes a look back at those rampant years.
To say that the SAQ is a part of the Zarife family would be an understatement. If you were to ask Emilia Zarife, she would say that the distribution centre on Tellier Street in Montréal’s east end is her second home.
On the cusp of a new millennium, all the stars were aligned for a shift to occur in the world of gastronomy. Martin Picard played a big part in this transformation with his Au Pied de Cochon restaurant.
From theatre to cinema to the small screen, Marc Messier took on numerous memorable roles in the 80s and 90s. The actor has a thirst for celebrating and an appetite for good food, both of which he indulges in while filming!
The alcoholic beverage market has changed a lot since the contraband era, which was ruled by the likes of Al Capone and cie. In Québec, these changes are in large part due to the creation of the Commission des liqueurs.
At the end of the 19th century, a temperance movement was born in the United States, in Canada, and even here in Québec. It was a very simple idea: limit, if not abolish, the sale and consumption of alcohol.
With the discovery of New World wines, the locavore movement, and the emergence of technological tools giving access to a ton of local and international products, the new millennium is filled with promise!
From new Beaujolais to exclusive Bordeaux and Port, wine was taking up more and more space at the SAQ, at a time when culture and the wine market all over the world were undergoing a complete transformation.