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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
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    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. Behind the bar: Jonathan Thériault
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    Behind the bar: Jonathan Thériault

    Jonathan Thériault is a far cry from your typical seasoned mixologist, making his name in the eclectic nightlife world. It’s no surprise that his journey stands out from that of his fellow mixologists. Portrait of a young man with a new take on his profession.

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  2. Organic and vegan aperitifs
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    Organic and vegan aperitifs

    Diet is increasingly becoming a major concern for many people. We’re eating less meat, learning about vegetable proteins, and choosing organic and local products.

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  3. A guide to red varietals grown in Quebec
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    A guide to red varietals grown in Quebec

    Long considered inhospitable to quality red wine production, the province managed to prove wrong many of its critics over the past few years. The progress is the result of colossal work from our Quebec growers in choosing the varietals for the best terroirs, but also of a better understanding of the reality of our climate.

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  4. red wine
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    Shades of red wine

    Oh red wine! How do we love thee? Let us count the ways! Here are our suggestions and explanations to help you see – and enjoy – the best of your red.

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  5. Decoding wine labels
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    Decoding wine labels

    Wine labels can draw your attention with their design alone, but what useful info is hiding behind the graphics? Here are a few things to look for on the front and back labels next time you find yourself trying to decide on a bottle.

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  6. Sake secrets
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    Sake secrets

    Delicious, complex, and produced in a variety of styles, sake is becoming increasingly popular here in Quebec. Here are a few key ways to enjoy it, with sushi (of course!), but with a variety of other foods as well.

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  7. leftover alcohol
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    What to do with leftover alcohol

    They can still be consumed after a few days or kept longer for cooking purposes. Here are some ideas on how to best proceed.

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  8. What vintages mean
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    About vintages

    The vintage represents the year the grapes for a particular wine were harvested. But how can you determine the quality of a wine’s production? Here are a few tips for understanding the meaning of vintages.

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  9. What’s in a rosé
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    Shades of rosé

    What’s in a rosé? Here are a few tips and tricks to help you understand the components of this increasingly popular wine.

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  10. culture of wine-growing
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    The vines and the sea

    A maritime climate influences the culture of wine-growing in a variety of ways. The role of the sea is palpable even once the wine has reached the glass.

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  11. What to drink with poutine?
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    Friday dinner made easy: poutine

    This dish is now a veritable culinary star! Enjoy a homemade poutine and discover the perfect drink to serve with it.

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  12. What drink with fennel and pink grapefruit salad ?
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    Eat your greens!

    Between slow-cooked roasts, creamy soups and dishes covered in succulent sauces, a bit of freshness is what you need! Salads are a great way to add a touch of colour to your winter table. Need a bit of inspiration? Try our fennel and pink grapefruit salad, sprinkled with an olive and pistachio breadcrumb mixture. Served with a glass of rosé, white, or bubbly... sublime!

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