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all about summer

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. 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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  2. Flutes with Champagne.
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    How to serve Champagnes and bubblies

    Ideal beverages for celebrations, sparkling wines must be served in a way which will optimize the product’s quality and subtlety. Here are a few basic notions on how to serve Champagne and sparkling wine.

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  3. Home bar essentials
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    Home bar essentials

    A skimpy bar during the holidays? A definite ho-ho no-no! We show you how to build the best at-home bar to fit your budget. Here are three simple models that’ll allow you to wow your guests with delicious cocktails this holiday season!

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  4. A holiday toast to Quebec
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    A holiday toast to Quebec

    Caught up in the magic of the holidays? How about some festive cocktails made from Québec products, recipes and ingredients to make the season even merrier?

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  5. champagne laurent-perrier, holidays
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    Laurent-Perrier champagne: A story of savoir-faire

    Produced by a family estate that is more than two hundred years old, Laurent-Perrier champagnes are synonymous with elegance, freshness and purity. An incomparable savoir-faire as well as great respect for the terroir allow this house to offer unique and distinctive cuvées.

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  6. Mini corn dogs
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    Throwback happy hour

    Fried corn dogs have always been a happy hour favourite, especially when they’re inspired by a childhood classic: the pogo!

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    Christmas brunch and a mimosa bar

    It’s Christmas and you’re hosting? Your family is in town for a few days? Here are a few brunch ideas that will make all your mornings merry and bright.

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  8. vegetarian tourtière
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    A very veggie Xmas

    This year, we challenge you to add a vegetarian dish to your menu! Try our vegetarian tourtière–it’s as delicious and traditional as the meat version!

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  9. Patrice Plante, monsieur cocktail
    Interviews

    Behind the bar for the holidays with Patrice Plante

    Patrice Plante was an unlikely candidate for becoming one of Québec’s most prolific mixologists. And yet in just a few years he’s contributed to revolutionizing the business. Here’s a spotlight on the ambitious career of a cocktail creator.

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  10. Last-minute gift ideas
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    Last-minute gift ideas

    Obliviously a great bottle is always a winning gift idea, but there’s plenty more suggestions to treat afficionados and discoverers of the great wine and spirits world. Bonus? All these ideas can be wrapped up fast.

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  11. Trapiche vineyard argentina
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    Trapiche: Pioneer of Argentinian winemaking

    Building on over 135 years’ experience in wine production, Trapiche is among Argentina’s most influential vineyards and helps extend the reach of its country’s wines around the world.

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  12. holidays made local
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    Inspiration for a 100% local Christmas!

    Although local products have always held a special place in Quebecers’ hearts, the exceptional context of the past few months has only further stressed the importance of buying local and encouraging our producers.

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