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It’s time to surprise yourself

It looks like 2023 will be bubbling over with new trends. Take this opportunity to check out some inspiring content, as well as our wide selection of local and imported products. Whether you have a curious palate or prefer sticking to what you know and love, find something new to add to your favourites.

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  • Low alcohol
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    Suggestions: 13 low-alcohol products

    New year, new habits? To help you navigate these newfound challenges, we’ve got 13 products at 0.5% alcohol or less that go well beyond the tap. Water, that is. Surely you’ll find something to treat yourself when Friday night rolls out.

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  • The crème de la crème of winter cocktails
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    The crème de la crème of winter cocktails

    Looking for cocktails to enjoy with beautiful snowy landscapes? If you agree that nothing beats a cream-based drink after hours of outdoor fun—or even if you just spent the day watching the snow fall from the comfort of your couch—here are some great suggestions!

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Indulge in comforting meals and home coziness

A season to share quality time and treat yourself!

  • Fresh: 2023 uncorked
    Trends

    2023 uncorked

    Fresh is a new series of articles that explores the latest trends in the world of alcohol. To start the year off on the right foot, we asked experts to predict what's in store for us in 2023.

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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. Martin Juneau, chef
    Interviews

    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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  2. Sous le bouchon - Episode 3 - Lightweight glass
    Profiles

    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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  3. Sous le bouchon – Quebec Products
    Profiles

    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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  4. Loounie, Caroline Huard
    Interviews

    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Bar à mimosas image
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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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  12. 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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