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Inspiration

The spirit of sharing

If sharing is in your nature, get inspired by our articles, recipes, pairings and suggestions on the art of the table, wines, spirits and cocktails.

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    Gift ideas to make the holidays merry and bright!

    In the holiday crunch, we’re all trying to get a lot done in a very short amount of time. So, we’ve put together this quick list of gift ideas that are sure to delight your colleague, your best friend or the brother-in-law whose name you drew in the Secret Santa exchange!

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Seasonal tips

The holidays,
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Seasonal tips

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    Original homemade gifts

    Looking to offer your hosts an original gift at your next Holiday dinner party? Skip the ubiquitous box of chocolates and give them a homemade present they’ll never forget. Here are three amazing ideas that’ll please any foodie!

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    Rediscover crème de menthe

    In recent years, crème de menthe has been more popular than ever in the world of spirits in Québec. Not familiar with mint cream? Read on to discover this minty-sweet and refreshing liqueur.

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  1. Litchi liqueur
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    Litchi liqueur

    Have you got some litchi liqueur in your bar at home? Here are several ideas on what to do with it . . . besides making a litchi martini!

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  2. Portrait of a Variety: Grenache
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    Portrait of a Variety: Grenache

    Grenache is now one of the most popular varieties on the planet, thanks in part to its great expressive diversity. Here are a few Spanish examples.

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    Pairing traditional meals with wine

    Here are some all-purpose wines that go well with traditional holiday meals.

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  4. COOKING NIGHT
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    Cooking together

    It’s harvest season, a happy time of abundance when family and friends gather round the kitchen island and concoct a fabulous meal over a glass of wine. Simple recipes are the way to go – with or without meat, but certainly comforting and delicious!

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  5. Chef Daniel Vézina
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    Daniel Vézina's kitchen tips

    Tips for using leftovers wines and spirits

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    Organic and natural wines

    An expert gives us the ABCs of organic, biodynamic and natural wines. What exactly do these terms mean?

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    How well do you know your taste tag

    A fun way of testing your SAQ taste-tage knowledge!

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  8. botlles of wine
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    Grapes: Primitivo

    Identifying grape varieties: a real challenge!

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  9. Grape variety: Mencia
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    Grape variety: Mencia

    When it comes to those lesser-known grape varieties that turn out to be veritable treasures, Mencia is definitely hard to beat. A grape variety primarily found in the Bierzo and Ribera Sacra districts in the northern Spain, Mencia is also known as Jaen in Portugal, where it is used in the production of Dão wines. Some 30 years ago, it had a pretty modest reputation.

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    Grapes: cinsault

    An underestimated Mediterranean grape variety! For quite some time, very little merit has been accorded to Cinsault, a grape variety originating from the Rhône and Languedoc regions. Or perhaps it’s more accurate to say it has been granted only a single virtue: its ability to produce a high volume of fruit—perfect for creating inexpensive cuvées or easy-to-drink rosés for guzzling.

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    Grape variety: chenin blanc

    Rare is a grape variety as multifaceted as this magnificent white originating from the Loire Valley, that can produce dry, lively wines, rich and floral vintages, and even the entire range of sweet wines, including dessert wines and even botyrized wines (those affected by what we call “noble rot”)—not to mention sparkling wines of great quality. Its aromas of pear and sometimes peach, white flowers, and even honey or wet wool, are endowed with remarkable complexity.

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    Enjoying absinthe

    The story of absinthe is one filled with legends, fantastic tales, contradictions and mysteries. More than any other alcoholic drink, absinthe has been at the heart of controversy and has been the subject of quite a lot of speculation—for good reasons, and for some not so very good reasons.

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