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Hit the discovery trail

After spending the summer soaking up the golden sun, the fields, orchards and vineyards are simply bursting with delights ripened to perfection.

So, get out there and savour the many pleasures of the late-season harvest.

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  • Visuel Alsace
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    The wines of Alsace, a scent of authenticity

    Alsace offers a variety of wines that are distinguished by their aromatic character and pleasant freshness. To discover all the different aspects of the Alsatian vineyard and to take full advantage of its wide range of wines, here are a few suggestions for pairings just in time for the season.

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It's time for harvest, apples and comfort food

Enjoy all the good things the season has to offer!

  • PGI Quebec Wine appellation
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    PGI Quebec Wine appellation

    Quebec wines have their very own reserved appellation, the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Quebec Wine, thanks to efforts by visionary winemakers who endeavoured to ensure that their wines would be able to reach the apex of the industry. 

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  • A thirst for learning – our training offer for employees and clients
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    Episode 10 | A thirst for learning

    Our customers’ desire for discovery is matched only by our employees’ desire for learning. To ensure that the interaction between customers and employees is rewarding, the SAQ offers as much information as possible on the products to its employees through various training sessions.

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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. Laurent and Yves Ballard from Distillerie La Manufacture
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    Distillerie La Manufacture : A Taste of the Laurentians

    Distillerie La Manufacture is tucked away in the heart of the Laurentians, in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts. Laurent and his father welcomed me into their hideaway to share the story behind their products—from the famous Panacée gin and Narval vodka to all the new eaux de vie bursting with local flavour.

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  2. A thirst for learning – our training offer for employees and clients
    Profiles

    Episode 10 | A thirst for learning

    Our customers’ desire for discovery is matched only by our employees’ desire for learning. To ensure that the interaction between customers and employees is rewarding, the SAQ offers as much information as possible on the products to its employees through various training sessions.

    Read more
  3. Visuel Alsace
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    The wines of Alsace, a scent of authenticity

    Alsace offers a variety of wines that are distinguished by their aromatic character and pleasant freshness. To discover all the different aspects of the Alsatian vineyard and to take full advantage of its wide range of wines, here are a few suggestions for pairings just in time for the season.

    Read more
  4. Umberto Cesari
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    Umberto Cesari, from tradition to innovation

    Umberto Cesari first made a name for himself with his sangiovese blends in the style of the great French wines. But to keep such a loyal clientele over the years, it is necessary to know how to renew oneself. Discover this estate, between tradition and innovation.

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  5. grape harvest, quebec, wine, vineyard
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    The Wine Harvest: Quebec celebrates!

    September and October is the perfect time to follow the Wine Route to enjoy a host of activities and seasonal celebrations. Here are a few suggestions of stops to add to your tour.

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  6. Apple season
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    Apple Season: A gourmet autumn in perspective

    Fall means apple season! And in Quebec, we never miss the opportunity to head to the orchards to stock up on these fresh local delights, which we use in a variety of sweet and savoury recipes.

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  7. Hakutsuru
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    The hidden side of sake

    The variety of sakes available on our market allow them to be served to accompany different dishes and also to make cocktails. Discover the Hakutsuru range to add a touch of Japanese elegance to your evenings.

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  8. Cocktail based cider
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    Top 5 cider cocktails for fall

    Here in Quebec, we enjoy many types of local ciders, but did you know that these nectars from our orchards can also be used to make some great cocktails? Here’s our Top 5.

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  9. meadery, mead, gaspesie, vieux moulin, honey wine
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    Gaspésie’s Vieux Moulin meadery: A historical gem

    Gaspésie is famous for its winding roads, salty sea air and breathtaking landscapes, but it’s also rich with history. For instance, you might be interested in learning about the Tremblays, the family that runs the Vieux Moulin Meadery in Sainte-Flavie, the gateway to this beautiful region.

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  10. Provence
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    Provence in rosé: Versatile and authentic

    From the blue of the sea lining the beaches of its coastline to the red of the Croisette in Cannes during the festival, it is in pink that Provence is the most beautiful. The birthplace of French viticulture, rosé has been produced here for over 2,600 years! Here is an overview and some gourmet suggestions.

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  11. Spanish-style aperitif
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    Spanish-style aperitif with friends

    It's vacation time, and aperitifs with friends are growing longer. For an evening that evokes the warmth of the Mediterranean, here are five seasonal pairings with a sunny selection of Spanish wines. Discover the Torres family, which offers a wide range of wines so varied that there is something for everyone.

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  12. Union Libre, cider, vineyard, origine Quebec
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    Union Libre: savouring the difference

    If you visit L’Orpailleur Vineyard and ask Charles-Henri de Coussergues why you should go across the street to try Union Libre wines, a business he also owns, he’ll tell you: “Each grower is unique. Our two Chardonnays are nothing alike.”

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