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If sharing is in your nature, get inspired by our articles, recipes, pairings and suggestions on the art of the table, wines, spirits and cocktails.

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Are you curious and always looking for information to improve your knowledge? Good news; we now offer a host of more in-depth articles to help you become a wine and spirits pro and wow your friends at your next dinner party.

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  • Tractor in an orchard
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    Unfiltered cider: Cloudy and tasty

    The growing trend surrounding natural wines seems to wrap its curiosity around cloudy ciders, too. Priding a back-to-basics approach to fully let the raw material express its true nature while innovating in techniques and product, cloudy cider is gaining in popularity, fans and notoriety.

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  • Cidrerie Milton
    Profiles

    Comfort me with apples

    The Lasnier family have been growing apples for four generations, and Marc-Antoine Lasnier skilfully represents the fourth one. He crafts an array of apple ciders that are the pride of Cidrerie Milton.

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  • Popular summer cocktails
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    Popular summer cocktails

    Enjoy long and sunny evenings by preparing one of summer's hit cocktails. Get inspired by our best recipes, from the simplest to the most elaborate, to awake your inner-bartender and make your terrace the most beautiful destination of the season!

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    Al fresco dining

    During a weekend getaway or your summer vacation, take the time to enjoy a delicious meal outdoors. Here’s a tasty trio that’s out of the ordinary to satisfy your appetite.

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  1. Tractor in an orchard
    Trends

    Unfiltered cider: Cloudy and tasty

    The growing trend surrounding natural wines seems to wrap its curiosity around cloudy ciders, too. Priding a back-to-basics approach to fully let the raw material express its true nature while innovating in techniques and product, cloudy cider is gaining in popularity, fans and notoriety.

    Read more
  2. lobster and rosé
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    Rosé and lobster for all seasons

    Several rosés are offered throughout the year in Quebec—just like lobster. What’s better than a recipe starring the king of the sea to accompany the Bonny Doon vin gris de cigare rosé?

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  3. sylvestre, wine, Gabriel Boussion, 100th
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    Agencies and the SAQ: 100 years of partnership

    Import agencies play a crucial role in the supply of wines and spirits in Quebec. As the SAQ celebrates its 100th anniversary, it wishes to recognize the work of four agencies with which it has worked for many years.

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  4. Médoc vineyard
    Profiles

    Rediscover Médoc reds

    Its name evokes the nobility, the prestigious castles, the cradle of some of the greatest wines in the world. The mythical wine region of Bordeaux and particularly the Médoc vineyard, located on its left bank, is among the best known on the entire wine planet and yet, it seems to intimidate with the history and rankings that have made its glory. But are you sure you know this region well?

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  5. Orange wine suggestions from SAQ experts
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    Orange wine: Suggestions from our experts

    Starting Tuesday, October 5, look for New arrivals all about orange wines available for online presale. To help you choose, we asked our experts to taste them all (lucky them) and list 6 favourites. Check them out but act fast, quantities are limited.

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  6. boisset, wines, thanksgiving, Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, bourgogne
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    Six food and wine pairings for Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is all about getting together and spending time with the people who mean the most to us. For the perfect wines to toast and give thanks, turn to Boisset la Famille des Grands Vins and its broad selection.

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  7. Seven pilot projects now accepting your bottles
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    7 pilot projects now accepting your bottles

    No fewer than seven pilot projects are ongoing across Quebec. All accept the containers to be included in the return-deposit system. And yes, your wine and spirits bottles are welcome at any and all of them.

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  8. Volunteers in a Food bank
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    Martin Lévesque: A man with a big heart

    Why volunteer? It’s a question that our busy lives make hard not to ask… Yet when we talk to actual volunteers, the answer is always the same: “Volunteering does me a world of good, and I feel like I’m making a difference in the lives of others.” Not surprisingly, scientific studies show that volunteering rewards people with a sense of accomplishment and well-being.

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  9. Pinot noir
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    Pinot noir

    Grown in Champagne, Savoy, the Loire Valley and Alsace, Pinot Noir owes its fame to the great wines of Burgundy. The cool regions of California, New Zealand, Chile and Argentina also allow it to thrive. It is the source of delicate wines with complex aromas of red fruits and spices.

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  10. Sauvignon blanc
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    Sauvignon blanc

    Sauvignon is a grape native to the Gironde and the Loire, in France (two regions which claim its origin). It produces very distinctive wines with great freshness where fruity and herbaceous notes intermingle. Besides France, it has adapted wonderfully well to New Zealand, Chile and the United States (California).

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  11. Sangiovese
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    Sangiovese

    Sangiovese owes its fame to the great wines of Tuscany, famous since the Middle Ages. It is widespread throughout the Italian peninsula, and its cherry and spice scents come in several styles depending on where it is grown. It is now found in temperate regions of California where it manages to express all the finesse of its aromas.

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  12. Chardonnay
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    Chardonnay

    Known for producing some of the most coveted white wines in the world, Chardonnay is a grape native to the village of the same name in the Mâconnais sub-region in Burgundy. Internationally renowned, it is the source of the great white wines of Burgundy, but has conquered many wine-producing countries including the United States (California), Australia, Chile and Canada.

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