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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Loounie, Caroline Huard
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    Decadently vegan: 3 holiday recipes by Loounie

    This holiday season, we’ve teamed up with Loounie (aka Caroline Huard!) to help you explore all things vegan, whether you’re a vegan diehard or just curious. There’s no better time to discover this affordable and delicious option and get cooking!

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  12. Champagne bottle in an ice bucket, with flutes.
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    Champagne and sparkling wines demystified

    A great addition to festive moments, these wines are characterized by the more or less important presence of carbon dioxide. Some will display a subtle effervescence like fizzy wines, while sparkling wines and Champagnes offer a more abundant effervescence.

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