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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. 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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  2. traditional holiday meals
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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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  3. 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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  4. Chef Daniel Vézina
    Interviews

    Daniel Vézina's kitchen tips

    Tips for using leftovers wines and spirits

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  5. botlles of wine
    Wine cultivation

    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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  6. wine taste tag
    Pairings and Taste Tags

    How well do you know your taste tag

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

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  7. botlles of wine
    Wine cultivation

    Grapes: Primitivo

    Identifying grape varieties: a real challenge!

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  8. Grape variety: Mencia
    Wine cultivation

    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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  9. a bottle of cinsault
    Wine cultivation

    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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  10. winery in picture
    Wine cultivation

    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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  11. absinthe glass
    Tasting and service

    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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  12. sangria drinks
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    Ready-to-drink sangria

    There’s no need to complicate your life looking for refreshing drink solutions. Sangria is a crowd-pleasing classic. And ready-to-drink sangria is a real time saver!

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