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  1. Commission des liqueurs
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    The prohibition years

    At the end of the 19th century, a temperance movement was born in the United States, in Canada, and even here in Québec. It was a very simple idea: limit, if not abolish, the sale and consumption of alcohol.

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  2. métiers, production de vin
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    Who makes wine? A look at the mysterious winemaking professions

    Winemakers do not work alone. There’s a whole slew of professions involved in the wine business. Here are a few that might not necessarily immediately come to mind…

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  3. Commission des liqueurs
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    The creation of the Commission des liqueurs

    The alcoholic beverage market has changed a lot since the contraband era, which was ruled by the likes of Al Capone and cie. In Québec, these changes are in large part due to the creation of the Commission des liqueurs.

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  4. history between women and alcohol in Quebec
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    100 years of history between women and alcohol in Quebec

    History reveals that the relationship between women and alcohol had quite its ups and downs. Let’s go back in time and take a closer look at this evolution!

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  5. Sanitizer
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    Local distillers to the rescue

    Many Quebec distilleries answered the governments’ calls for help, producing and distributing hand sanitizer for the healthcare system and essential services!

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  6. champagne
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    Champagne: a matter of style

    There are many types of Champagne, from a dry Brut Nature, to a complex vintage, to a festive demi-sec served over ice. We take a closer look at this luxury product for any occasion.

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  7. cups of champagnes
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    To each their own...bubbly

    Bubbly’s rising popularity has resulted in a wide variety of bottles to choose from. Here’s a handy guide to finding the one that’s right for you!

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  8. distillery
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    Spirits: grain to glass

    All it took was one and a quarter miles of corn fields in every direction, boreal water sourced from almost 300 feet underground, and a splash of crazy, and Pierre Mantha had everything he needed to start a new career by launching an artisanal distillery—the first in Outaouais—built just a few steps from the Gatineau airport. The secret to his success? A range of top-shelf spirits made with the choicest of raw ingredients.

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  9. Wines from a land down-under!
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    Wines from a land down-under!

    Describing Aussie winemaking in just a few lines is tricky. The offer down under is more diverse than ever and behind us are the days of the monolithic full-bodied Australian wine. Recent years have ushered in new quality-focussed producers, and lately they’ve been taking a much more balanced approach to the craft.

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  10. Alsace landscape
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    Alsace, nice whites!

    White wine is popular in Quebec again, and how fortunate for Alsace — it’s their speciality. With an age-old winemaking tradition, the region proposes an exceptional offering of grapes that spring forth from a dizzying variety of terroirs.

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  11. Yvan Quirion, the winey boss is smiling
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    A family affair

    Quality wines, exceptional terroir, contagious passion and a family united around a shared project: Domaine St-Jacques. Yvan Quirion is proud to count on his family to help make one of Québec’s best vineyards shine!

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  12. winery in picture
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    Esteemed italian wines

    Amateur and aficionados know that spring means a new arrival of esteemed Italian wines is here and worth checking out! Now is your chance to discover all the diversity that Italian winemaking has to offer.

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