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all about summer

A season full of finds

Roll out the picnic blanket, slide into your flip flops and brush your BBQ; summer has arrived in Quebec!

So, keep a mind as open as your cooler, as this is the season of fresh sips, new drink hits and finding your next favourites.

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  • Provence
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    Provence in rosé: Versatile and authentic

    From the blue of the sea lining the beaches of its coastline to the red of the Croisette in Cannes during the festival, it is in pink that Provence is the most beautiful. The birthplace of French viticulture, rosé has been produced here for over 2,600 years! Here is an overview and some gourmet suggestions.

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Summer is in session

As things heat up, we're all bout crisp whites, fresh rosés and cool cocktails. Are you?

  • camping, coolers, wine
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    Campers, what’s in your coolers?

    Whether you prefer glamping or backpacking, one thing is for sure: proper planning is key to make the most of your time outdoors. We can’t help you pitch the tent, but we can point you in the right direction when it comes time to fill your cooler!

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  • Top 5 cocktails for your summer holiday
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    Top 5 cocktails for your summer holiday

    Can you feel it in the air? It’s vacay time! And because on holiday you treat yourself to more elaborate meals and drinks, we’ve got you covered with the perfect cocktails for your camping and cottage adventures, or even just your blissful backyard staycation.

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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. Sous le bouchon
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    Episode 7 | Product trends

    The world of alcoholic beverages is constantly evolving and surfing on the wave of current trends. Some of them are here to stay, others leave as quickly as they arrived. Two experts present how trends are created and point out those that will come soon.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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