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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. boxed wine, wine in a box, canned wine, premixed cocktail, summer
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    Convenient Formats: Hassle-free and refreshing

    Take advantage of the summer with these easy and convenient alternatives to traditional drink formats. Whether canned wine, boxed wine, pre-mixed cocktails from Quebec or canned cider, there is something for everyone to enjoy this summer.

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  2. Germany
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    Five German white wines to enjoy the sunny weather

    German wines are perfectly suited for today’s tastes; lively wines with moderate alcohol content that rely on a rich history and grape varieties with a strong character.

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  3. Ste-Petronille, vineyard, wine, Île d'Orléans, SAQ
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    Memorable moments at Vignoble Ste-Pétronille

    There’s so much to savour when visiting Île d’Orléans, a prime food tourism destination with six villages spanning 33 km. During a visit, we checked out the spot where everything started for Vignoble Ste-Pétronille—the very place that shares its name.

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  4. Top 5 cocktails for your summer holiday
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    Top 5 cocktails for your summer holiday

    Can you feel it in the air? It’s vacay time! And because on holiday you treat yourself to more elaborate meals and drinks, we’ve got you covered with the perfect cocktails for your camping and cottage adventures, or even just your blissful backyard staycation.

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  5. Top 10 must-have vacation drinks
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    Top 10 must-have vacation drinks

    What to drink tonight? What to drink with a plate of nachos? What to drink during a picnic or with grilled fare? But above all, what to drink in discovery mode during your vacation?

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  6. Sous le bouchon
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    Episode 9 | A passion for advising customers in-store

    Navigating our wide product offer from around the world requires unparalleled customer service. in this podcast, three of our customer service experts reveal their secrets for keeping customers happy.

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  7. Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada.
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    Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada contest

    From October 13 to 16, at the Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ), the 29th edition of Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada will take place. Are you familiar with this major event?

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  8. Grand Dérangement, distillery, Lanaudière, Origine Québec, gin, vodka, organic
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    La Distillerie Grand Dérangement: From ground to glass

    In June, Distillerie Grand Dérangement founder and CEO Marcel Mailhot invited us to his new distillery, inaugurated in the spring of 2020. It’s there, in Saint-Jacques in the Lanaudière region, that it all happens—with the smallest carbon footprint and the largest circular economy, from ground to glass.

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  9. Beaujolais
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    Explore Beaujolais in 4 key points

    Rare are the regions whose name alone inspires pleasure and conviviality. Far from robust wines or wines made up by wood, here the cuvées express with authenticity the nuances of a unique vineyard. Welcome to Beaujolais, a terroir playground for a new generation of committed winegrowers.

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  10. 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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  11. Washington
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    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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  12. Distillery, Charlevoyou, Famille migneron, gin, Charlevoix
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    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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