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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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  • 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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Summer is in session

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

  • camping, coolers, wine
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    Campers, what’s in your coolers?

    Whether you prefer glamping or backpacking, one thing is for sure: proper planning is key to make the most of your time outdoors. We can’t help you pitch the tent, but we can point you in the right direction when it comes time to fill your cooler!

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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. Valentine's Day, gift ideas, champagne, wine
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    Love is all around!

    It’s Valentine’s Day—a day of love and the perfect time to surprise those who mean the most to you. That’s why we’ve put together a few suggestions to celebrate love with simplicity and style!

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  2. spirits, quebec, digestif, local produce, creme
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    Quebec spirits for sweet tooths

    Want to end the night with a digestif? There are so many options to choose from! Discover a range of local spirits that will satisfy any sweet tooth—the perfect end to a delicious meal.

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  3. Comptoir avec vin et aliments végétariens.
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    Go into veggie mode this January

    After enjoying the holiday period, getting back to reality in January isn’t always easy. Besides being nervous at the mere thought of our credit card statement, our bodies are probably still feeling the effects of indulging in all the delicious feasts that took place during the celebrations.

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  4. noroi, alcohol-free, premixed cocktail
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    NOROI: Great taste, no compromise!

    Mocktails and other no-alcohol options are more popular than ever. Dive into a world of discovery and flavour!

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  5. Cocktails
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    Main cocktail trends for 2022

    What kind of cocktails can we expect in the coming year? Nobody has a crystal ball, but here’s a glimpse of what we could find in our glasses. Technological and immersive experiences, ready-to-drink beverages, alcohol-free, fresh ingredients… A brief overview.

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  6. trends, 2022, new content, art of fine dining
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    Art of fine dining: Trends for 2022

    Curious to know what 2022 will bring? Here's an overview of the trends in the world of wine and spirits that will mark the New Year. Cheers!

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  7. Seltzer on ice with mint and orange
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    Seltzers

    At the SAQ, seltzer sales jumped nearly 500% in 2020-2021. Low in sugar and alcohol, these sparkling waters offer a thirst-quenching approach that is gaining more and more fans. Portrait of a trend with staying power.

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  8. Magalie Lépine-Blondeau, champagne
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    Toast to the New Year with Magalie Lépine-Blondeau

    Ask actress Magalie Lépine-Blondeau about winemakers, their work and their products, and her eyes light up with unmistakeable delight. That’s precisely why we invited her to share some her champagne and sparkling wine suggestions and add some pop to your holidays!

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  9. Portugal, wine, pairing
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    Add a splash of Portugal to your holiday menu

    While the holiday season is a time to indulge in the nostalgia of traditional meals, we suggest a touch of the most western country in Europe to accompany your menu. Discover the many possible pairings with Portuguese wines.

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  10. Martin Juneau, chef
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    Holiday takeout: Bring the restaurant home

    Even with all its to-do lists and events, the hustle and bustle of the holidays doesn’t have to be synonymous with stress. We’ve teamed up with Martin Juneau to compile a list of delicious takeout options for every budget so you can give yourself a night off from cooking!

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  11. Sous le bouchon - Episode 3 - Lightweight glass
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    Episode 3 | Lightweight glass

    Each year, the SAQ puts 200 million bottles into circulation. Are there solutions to reduce the environmental footprint of making and using all this glass? This is what our guests are working on: lightweight glass.

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  12. Sous le bouchon – Quebec Products
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    Episode 2 | Quebec Products

    Quebecers are increasingly conscious about buying local. In the last year, sales of Quebec products have increased nearly 30% at the SAQ. Real underlying trend or temporary "pandemic" solidarity? Two experts on the alcohol market in Quebec give their opinion.

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