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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. 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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  2. Sous le bouchon
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    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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  3. A couple enjoying a glass of wine after moving.
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    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Cocktails
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    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.

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  8. 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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  9. Sous le bouchon
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    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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  10. Austria
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    Discover wine-growing Austria in 5 points

    Austrian wines have their own personality thanks to their unique grape varieties and impressive drinkability. A can’t-miss destination for any foodie in search of originality. Discover an unparalleled vineyard, where quality and diversity rhyme with accessibility.

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  11. wine, bubbles, pairings, mother's day, spring, gift ideas
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    10 great wines for Mother's Day

    Looking for a gift for mom this Mother's Day? Here are a few suggestions of excellent bottles to offer with—as a bonus—tasty wine and food pairings.

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  12. Eco-responsible cocktails: 5 pro tips
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    Eco-responsible cocktails: 5 pro tips

    Organic spirits and wines, lightweight glass bottles, deposit-return: the green shift is well underway in the world of alcohol, and mixologists are obviously on board!

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