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A gust of fresh flavours

As the temperatures drop, it’s increasingly tempting to stay indoors where it’s cozy and warm. An excellent opportunity to receive your loved ones. That way, you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home. It’s kind of a win-win situation.

Discover new flavours and products that pair beautifully with cold-weather classics.

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It's time for comforting meals and home coziness

A season to share quality time and treat yourself!

  • The gift of Quebec
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    The gift of Quebec

    In the last few years, more and more people have wanted to buy local. In fact, this movement was already popular in the restaurant industry. And Quebec is proud to offer plenty of fine spirits that are perfect for your holiday dinners, or even to gift to your loved ones.

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  •  3 low-alcohol cocktails by Maxime Boivin
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    3 low-alcohol cocktails by Maxime Boivin

    More and more people have been moderating their drinking lately—and not just as a New Year’s resolution! Mixologist Maxime Boivin is here with three recipes to help you celebrate without compromising on fun. His tasty concoctions for brunch, happy hour and more are sure to spread good cheer!

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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. Domaine Bergeville
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    Effervescence on the wine

    Domaine bergeville is a tiny vineyard that thinks big. Every wine it produces – white, rosé or red – is effervescent comparing favourably to cavas, crémants or any other european sparkler. The difference is that domaine bergeville cuvées are certified organic and genuinely québécois.

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  2. Cidrerie du Minot
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    Celebrating apples

    Three decades ago, two Britons made their way to Hemmingford to breathe new life into the cider industry, after some backlash a few years back.

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  3. wine/cheese pairings
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    3 wine/cheese pairings from Quebec

    Looking for good wine and cheese pairings? Here are three winning ideas for rounding out a meal that are also made in Quebec!

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  4. Lobster season
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    Lobster season

    Tacos are a Mexican specialty that’s an undeniable dinner favourite everywhere! Why not try our lobster-and-avocado taco recipe?

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  5. The world of alcohol-free beverages
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    The world of low-alcohol beverages

    Whether we opt for dry drinks for health reasons, lifestyle or just because we don’t wish to feel the effects of alcohol while toasting with friends, we can’t help but salute the work of producers behind this increasing diversity and quality.

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  6. ideas for Mother’s Day
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    5 original ideas for Mother’s Day

    Although (sadly) it’s still too soon to gather with family and celebrate Mom like she deserves, you can still show your love from at a distance! All you need are a few good ideas and little organization.

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  7. Landscape showing a Quebec vineyard.
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    Quebec wines take pride of place

    When you purchase Quebec wines, you’re supporting the local economy, all while choosing eco-friendly products. And also—they’re exceptional wines!

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  8. Sanitizer
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    Local distillers to the rescue

    Many Quebec distilleries answered the governments’ calls for help, producing and distributing hand sanitizer for the healthcare system and essential services!

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  9. une coupe de vin rouge
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    2020 Wine guides: top 20 finds

    Start the new year on the right foot with our top 20 wines taken from four wine guides written by your favourite contributors. Whatever your taste, budget, or occasion, we have a wine for you!

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  10. Taco's plate
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    Art of fine dining: trends for 2020

    Trending in 2020 are wines and spirits that have been in the forefront for the past few years now. In 2020, it’s all about natural wines, maceration wines (orange wine), ready-to-drink beverages, and local spirits. This year, consumers are curious and want to make ethical choices.

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  11. champagne
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    Champagne: a matter of style

    There are many types of Champagne, from a dry Brut Nature, to a complex vintage, to a festive demi-sec served over ice. We take a closer look at this luxury product for any occasion.

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  12. Party time!
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    Party time!

    Kick off the festivities with a reinvented version of a buffet classic: devilled eggs with smoked salmon.

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