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  1. Honey wine: Drink of the gods!
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    Honey wine: Drink of the gods!

    Honey, an essential ingredient in the production of honey wine, is rich in tradition. Over time, several nations have attributed remarkable powers to it. Today, Quebec artisans have kept most of this heritage to offer a range of delicious honey-based products.

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  2. 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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  3. Rum a thousand ways
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    Rum a thousand ways

    This alcohol made from sugarcane offers an unexpected diversity of aromas. From the daiquiri to the tiki drink to the super-aged rum for sipping and contemplation, rum’s possibilities are vast indeed.

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  4. The secret is in the vine
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    The secret is in the vine

    Winegrowers will tell you that a wine is made on the vine. The care that is lavished on a vine and the time its fruit are harvested have a direct impact on the finished product’s quality. Take advantage of National Wine Day to unlock the mysteries of wine making.

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  5. Differences : screw caps and corks
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    Differences : screw caps and corks

    The fight over wine corks versus screw caps has spilt a lot of blood in the wine industry. Why have screw caps been such a big success? Do corks still have a future?

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  6. Smoky notes - Mezcal
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    Smoky notes

    Wine, whisky, mescal, even beer can have smoky notes, which pair marvellously with similarly smoky foods. Subtle or intense, smoky notes can come from various sources — all related to how the item or product was made.

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  7. cooper in action
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    A forgotten figure: the cooper

    Vintners, oenologists, cellar masters, distillers and winegrowers are inevitably in the highest ranks when you’re talking about wines and spirits. However, there is an essential figure, often ignored, in the production of wine and fine alcohols: the cooper

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  8. Wine barrels
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    The effect of wood on wine

    What is the effect of wood on wine? Should it be noticeable or understated? Here is a bit of background on maturing wine in oak.

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  9. Percentage of sugar of the wine
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    Sugar and wine: a matter of balance

    Does your wine taste fruity, or is it really sweet? Very ripe grapes have a fruity aroma and richness that may appear to be sweetness, without actually containing sugar. Nonetheless, some wines do contain this sweet substance, which helps intensify a wine’s fruity flavours and roundness on the palate.

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  10. whisky in the distillery
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    Spirits: To each their own Scotch

    Depending on its provenance, how it was made and whether it was blended, Scotch whisky offers many nuances to savour for those willing to take the time to appreciate it.

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  11. Jura vineyard
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    Jura wine: original and complex!

    Jura is a small region—especially in terms of production. It’s worth the hunting though, these wines are diverse and very original!

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  12. Absinthe
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    Absinthe’s double life

    Born of an ancient medicinal tradition and regularly fetishized in 19th century Europe, absinthe was often demonized and outlawed. Nowadays, this spirit is experiencing an increasing popularity – accompanied by a renaissance in Quebec.

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