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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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  • 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. riesling
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    Riesling

    Riesling is a white grape whose origin has always been claimed by both the Rhine Valley and the Moselle. Very permeable to its soil, it remains one of the varieties that best transmits the richness of its terroir. Although Germany and Alsace are the standard bearers of the grape variety, there are some very fine vintages in Austria and in some New World countries.

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  2. grape varieties: cabernet-sauvignon
    Wine cultivation

    Cabernet-sauvignon

    Known worldwide thanks to the great wines of Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon grows in most regions where the heat and sunshine allow it. Its intense aromas of black fruits and its powerful structure make it particularly attractive and explain its growing popularity.

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  3. Sophie Tabet et Marco Marangi
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    Chez Sophie: exceptional cuisine

    When you go to Sophie Tabet’s and Marco Marangi’s Griffintown restaurant, you can create your own tasting menu from all the items they offer. This unique concept, like no other in the world, allows you to discover the chef’s fine cuisine, along with personalized wine pairings carefully selected by her husband - the sommelier. At Chez Sophie, your wish is their command!

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  4. Jacqueline and Alain Cloutier SAQ history
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    Cloutier family: Product passion from mom to son

    From cashier to manager, Jacqueline Cloutier discovered a love for wine that she passed on to her son through good bottles and travel. Today, her grandson takes on the family torch as an expert in spirits. Portrait of a passionate family.

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  5. california, wine, gallo
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    California wines: 6 estates to discover

    The leading wine producer in the United States, California spans a vast and diverse territory that yields exceptional wine styles.

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  6. di stasio, hospitality, wine
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    The art of entertaining with Josée di Stasio

    It's in our nature to share life's happy moments with our loved ones; we asked Josée di Stasio for her tips on how to welcome friends and family at home.

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  7. gerardo cesari, italian wine
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    Gerardo Cesari: For the love of Veneto

    From incredible Amarone to bold Ripasso, the Gerardo Cesari family vineyard is dedicated to making Valpolicella wines shine.

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  8. wine harvest
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    Celebrating the wine harvest

    Wine harvesting time: when vines give up their bounty, and the work of winemaking begins. Throughout the year, wine growers carefully care for and monitor their grapes, and now the time has come for fruit to become the celebrated elixir that is wine.

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  9. Explore Quebec, from vineyard to vineyard
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    Explore Quebec, from vineyard to vineyard

    This long week-end, why not make the most of the last summer days and visit some of Quebec’s finest vineyards? Head out on the open road and discover our very own wine-growing regions.

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  10. wine preservation
    Conservation

    Testing out: wine preservation

    Can you really save wine to drink another day? We tested four wine preservation methods to see just how long wine remains drinkable, and more importantly, worthy of your glass.

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  11. Natural wine suggestions from SAQ experts
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    Natural wines: Suggestions from our experts

    Starting Tuesday, August 31 look for New arrivals all about natural 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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  12. washington wines
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    Discovering Washington

    Washington is the second-largest wine-growing state in the United States. With over 1,000 vineyards and 70 grapes varieties, the wine industry has exploded in recent decades.

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