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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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  • Valentine's Day, gift ideas
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    Wine and food pairings for Valentine’s Evening

    Commercial or heartfelt? While opinions on Valentine's Day vary, nobody would really turn down an occasion to celebrate love, capitalized or not. And if genuineness is the goal, a home-cooked meal beats out anything heart-shape or pink in a flash. Plus, everyone knows that’s the way to any heart.

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Indulge in comforting meals and home coziness

A season to share quality time and treat yourself!

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    Top 5 coffee cocktails

    We all have our favourite cocktails to sip on, whatever the time of year. But let’s admit it, what can beat a hot coffee cocktail when winter rages on? Here’s the Top 5 coffee cocktails to add a little bit of comfort to the frigid season.

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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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  • 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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    Esteemed italian wines

    Amateur and aficionados know that spring means a new arrival of esteemed Italian wines is here and worth checking out! Now is your chance to discover all the diversity that Italian winemaking has to offer.

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  2. Bring-your-own-bottle sugar shacks
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    Bring-your-own-bottle sugar shacks

    At long last, it’s maple time! Looking for a bring-your-own-bottle sugar shack but not sure how to pick the right one from among Quebec’s vast choices? We have some unforgettable addresses for you!

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  3. Organic wines
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    Organic wines: True or false?

    How can you decant true from false? Take our entertaining quiz!

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    Like coffee, like wine?

    The third wave of coffee trend focuses more than ever on coffee beans’ unique taste profiles. Which makes us wonder, is coffee tasting and appreciation similar to that of wine?

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  5. Screw-tops
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    The case for and against screw-tops

    Increasingly popular screw caps versus traditional cork stoppers—which is the best way to seal wine?

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  6. Scotch tasting
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    Scotch tasting 101

    Is the universe of whisky a mystery to you? Want to learn how to enjoy a glass the right way? Whisky expert and ITHQ SAQ workshop host Nicolas Bourque tells you everything you need to know about drinking the amber elixir that is scotch.

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    A great Easter brunch

    It’s not too early to anticipate the signs of spring. These light-as-air smoked-salmon crepes will make your easter table look as inviting as it is generous.

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  8. Chaleureux moments d'hiver
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    Winter warmth

    When the mercury drops, what’s more pleasurable than keeping warm indoors and sharing dishes around the dinner table? Opportunities abound for get-togethers in a cozy setting, either at the cottage or in town.

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    Italians bitters

    Bitters are trending! But Italians were the first to really get it: Espresso served black, endives and bitter aperitifs have long been part of the country’s food culture. Created out of a range of plants and fruits, Italian bitters are sweet, yet with a definite astringency. They make for interesting aperitifs when served in a cocktail or on their own in diluted form.

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    Gift ideas

    Nothing beats food and drink as gifts for your loved ones. Why not pick a theme and fill a basket with appropriate homemade and store-bought items?

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  11. Holiday night
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    Holiday magic

    Our elegantly simple yuletide menu will tickle your taste buds! Naturally, traditional fare is in order, but some dishes have been revisited and now come with an exotic twist.

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    Holiday happiness

    Why not try colourful, inventive cocktails for a change from the familiar classics? Experiment with garnishes to create fun, attractive presentations. And if you’ve never tried pairing food with cocktails, now’s the time to explore the possibilities.

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