Inspiration

all about summer

A season full of finds

Roll out the picnic blanket, slide into your flip flops and brush your BBQ; summer has arrived in Quebec!

So, keep a mind as open as your cooler, as this is the season of fresh sips, new drink hits and finding your next favourites.

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  • A couple enjoying a glass of wine after moving.
    Trends

    Relaxing after your move

    It's not always easy to move and it can put our patience to the test. But there’s a way to make this busy day easier with a pleasant and delicious post-move to inaugurate your new home without fuss.

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Summer is in session

As things heat up, we're all bout crisp whites, fresh rosés and cool cocktails. Are you?

  • Distillery, Charlevoyou, Famille migneron, gin, Charlevoix
    Interviews

    A visit to La Famille Migneron de Charlevoix

    After meeting Madeleine Dufour from La Famille Migneron in Baie-Saint-Paul, I finally understood what she meant by “In Charlevoix, there’s something you can’t explain.” I went there to learn about what they make and was able to see the world through their eyes by discovering their inimitable products

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  • Sous le bouchon
    Profiles

    Episode 8 | Quebec wines

    The wine-making business in Quebec is growing fast thanks to the know-how, determination and ingenuity of our local artisans. Join us with 2 local winemakers: Isabelle Lafont from Vignoble Les artisans du terroir and Daniel Lalande from the Rivière du Chêne vineyard and La Cantina vineyard as we discuss the Quebec wine industry.

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  • Cocktails
    Trends

    Top 5 summer cocktails

    May we offer you a drink suggestion? We’ve got ideas for all your plans, including doing sweet nothing. Slushtail, a gin and tonic on holiday, watermelon-jalapeno and more, find the best ideas to chill on hot summer days on the patio.

    Read more

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  • Cocktail with maple sugar in a glass
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    Maple sugar cocktails!

    Maple sugar season has arrived! Whether to accompany a traditional cabane à sucre or simply for the sake of trying something new, here are three cocktail recipes featuring our province’s favourite springtime treat.

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  • Rosé wines can be enjoyed year-round.
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    Year-round rosés

    Rosé has earned itself a category all its own and can be enjoyed any day and any season. Here’s a short guide to better understanding and pairing this pretty-in-pink drink, no matter the weather.

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  1. California
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    Barbecue like you’re in California: 5 wines and recipes

    When you think of a travel destination with a sunny aura, you can’t help but dream of California. With its healthy lifestyle, abundance of fresh produce and perfect weather, it’s the embodiment of a summer day. No wonder California wines are just the thing to pair with BBQ dishes.

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  2. Washington
    Profiles

    Six pairings to Escape to Washington State

    If you like to take the roads less traveled both on vacation and at the table, a trip West to Washington could be just the thing. Discover the nature of the state through six wines and their pairings on the grill.

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  3. Distillery, Charlevoyou, Famille migneron, gin, Charlevoix
    Interviews

    A visit to La Famille Migneron de Charlevoix

    After meeting Madeleine Dufour from La Famille Migneron in Baie-Saint-Paul, I finally understood what she meant by “In Charlevoix, there’s something you can’t explain.” I went there to learn about what they make and was able to see the world through their eyes by discovering their inimitable products

    Read more
  4. Domaine Sainte-Famille, vineyard, origine quebec
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    Take a break at the Domaine Sainte-Famille orchards

    When you get to Île d’Orléans and turn left, you head towards the more rural part of the island. This is where you’ll find the Domaine Sainte-Famille and its owners, Dominique and Christian. Their orchard is the ideal spot to take a break surrounded by nature.

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  5. Sous le bouchon
    Profiles

    Episode 8 | Quebec wines

    The wine-making business in Quebec is growing fast thanks to the know-how, determination and ingenuity of our local artisans. Join us with 2 local winemakers: Isabelle Lafont from Vignoble Les artisans du terroir and Daniel Lalande from the Rivière du Chêne vineyard and La Cantina vineyard as we discuss the Quebec wine industry.

    Read more
  6. A couple enjoying a glass of wine after moving.
    Trends

    Relaxing after your move

    It's not always easy to move and it can put our patience to the test. But there’s a way to make this busy day easier with a pleasant and delicious post-move to inaugurate your new home without fuss.

    Read more
  7. Wine and food pairings Summer, Premixed cocktails Entertaining Aperitifs
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    Premixed cocktails: From cooler to table

    Summer is all about staying outside as long as possible. Which, come 5 p.m., goes hand in hand with a cooler in hand. Judging by their success, you’ve probably tried one at an apéro, but did you know premixed cocktails also go great with food beyond snacks? Sounds like winning summer pairings.

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  8. father's day, gift ideas, port, champagne, wine, scotchs, recipe, pairings
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    Thoughtful gift ideas for Father's Day

    While getting dad a tie for Father's Day isn't as common as it used to be, getting him a good bottle will always be relevant. Here are some staple suggestions for any budget, and tasty dishes to go with them.

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  9. Suggestions des experts SAQ : nos meilleurs vins pour l'été
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    10 summer must-try wines and spirits

    Because the sunny season brings many occasions to get together and enjoy a very chill happy hour, our experts Julie and Éric bring you their 10 must-try wines and spirits to share this summer. From a bubbly to red wines and Quebec aperitifs, you’ll find everything you need for all pretexts and dishes.

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  10. Cocktails
    Trends

    Top 5 summer cocktails

    May we offer you a drink suggestion? We’ve got ideas for all your plans, including doing sweet nothing. Slushtail, a gin and tonic on holiday, watermelon-jalapeno and more, find the best ideas to chill on hot summer days on the patio.

    Read more
  11. rosé, wine, cooler, premade cocktail, summer
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    Our summer pairings with rosés and coolers

    The arrival of the warm weather coincides with the return of rosé in our glasses, and ready-to-drink beverages in our hands! To celebrate the season of patios and picnics, here are some fresh pairings.

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  12. Sous le bouchon
    Profiles

    Episode 7 | Product trends

    The world of alcoholic beverages is constantly evolving and surfing on the wave of current trends. Some of them are here to stay, others leave as quickly as they arrived. Two experts present how trends are created and point out those that will come soon.

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