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all about spring

A season to your taste

There's a little something in the air, right? These longer and warmer days make us want to reconnect with life's small pleasures.

Make way for reunions, bouquets and flavours courtesy of this (very) anticipated milder weather.

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  • Austria
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    Discover wine-growing Austria in 5 points

    Austrian wines have their own personality thanks to their unique grape varieties and impressive drinkability. A can’t-miss destination for any foodie in search of originality. Discover an unparalleled vineyard, where quality and diversity rhyme with accessibility.

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  • Quebec ciders: a mouth-watering diversity
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    Quebec ciders

    The first cider producers in Quebec go back to... New France. We owe them to Norman settlers, for whom production was a common thing. The first orchards were planted in Québec City and Île d’Orléans, followed by the Sulpicians in Montreal. 

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Fresh pairings to keep things light

All about white and rosé, plus make way for lobster. 

  • riesling
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    Riesling

    Riesling is a white grape whose origin has always been claimed by both the Rhine Valley and the Moselle. Very permeable to its soil, it remains one of the varieties that best transmits the richness of its terroir. Although Germany and Alsace are the standard bearers of the grape variety, there are some very fine vintages in Austria and in some New World countries.

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  • Seafood
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    Friday dinner made easy: Seafood

    To kick off your vacation, what’s better than a seafood-inspired menu, paired with a glass of bubbly or refreshing cooler!? When you want to take things easy, stick to simple recipes that can sit in the middle of the table for all to share!

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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. Austria
    Profiles

    Discover wine-growing Austria in 5 points

    Austrian wines have their own personality thanks to their unique grape varieties and impressive drinkability. A can’t-miss destination for any foodie in search of originality. Discover an unparalleled vineyard, where quality and diversity rhyme with accessibility.

    Read more
  2. wine, bubbles, pairings, mother's day, spring, gift ideas
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    10 great wines for Mother's Day

    Looking for a gift for mom this Mother's Day? Here are a few suggestions of excellent bottles to offer with—as a bonus—tasty wine and food pairings.

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  3. Eco-responsible cocktails: 5 pro tips
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    Eco-responsible cocktails: 5 pro tips

    Organic spirits and wines, lightweight glass bottles, deposit-return: the green shift is well underway in the world of alcohol, and mixologists are obviously on board!

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  4. prosecco, cava, bubble, brunch, pairings
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    A bubbly brunch!

    To celebrate the warm weather, here are 5 suggestions for sparkling wine to savour at your next brunch, as well as recipe ideas that pair perfectly with bubbles.

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  5. The SAQ podcast
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    Episode 6 | Organic products

    Locally and globally, the offer of certified organic products is increasingly vast. To discuss this topic, we brought together two specialists for an exchange on the evolution of the organic trend and eco-responsible products at the SAQ.

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  6. spring, pairings, brunch, easter, recipe, local, ingredients
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    5 mouthwatering spring pairings

    The arrival of spring necessitates celebration. To welcome the return of the warm weather, we've come up with five pairings that put our favourite seasonal products in the spotlight.

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  7. Aperol, Spritz, aperitivo
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    Aperol, a shared joy since 1919

    The beautiful weather is almost here! In anticipation of the season of terraces, picnics and festivals—finally!—we're offering a little inspiration for your future apéritifs with friends. Rediscover the art of the Italian aperitivo with three classic cocktails made with Aperol and Campari.

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  8. Brunch and rosé
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    Rosé wine: So many possibilities!

    Because there are plenty of opportunities to open a bottle of rosé, we suggest three perfect occasions to enjoy a glass casually, the perfect sidekick for your next gourmet moments.

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  9. Our experts' suggestions: 10 must-try wines for spring
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    10 must-try spring wines

    Spring at last! Because dinners with friends will become a thing again, and dishes will get a little lighter, our experts reveal their best red wines, white wines, bubbly and even an orange one to welcome the season we’ve long been waiting for.

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  10. Cocktails to welcome spring.
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    Our Top 5 dazzling cocktails for spring

    Spring is finally here! No more boots, no more heavy winter coats. It’s time to enjoy dressing more lightly, warmer weather, evenings that stretch out under the sun, and delicious cocktails in good company.

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  11. Sonoma
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    California: Golden and green

    With more than half of its vineyard area certified for its sustainable development, California stands out in terms of eco-responsibility. Sonoma County is not only green but offers an incredible diversity of soils and grape varieties.

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  12. The SAQ podcast
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    Episode 5 | The supply chain

    It takes a whole network so that a bottle of wine or spirits can travel the thousands of kilometers to make it to our store shelves. Three important links in the supply chain demystify how this works and the challenges they face.

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