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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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  • 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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It's time for comforting meals and home coziness

A season to share quality time and treat yourself!

  •  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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  • Domaine du Ridge – 26 years of pure passion
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    Domaine du Ridge – 26 years of pure passion

    Somewhere in Saint-Armand, in the Eastern Townships, there’s a gorgeous road lined with tall trees that leads to a wooden building at the heart of Domaine du Ridge. I recently had the pleasure of visiting this agritourism hot spot, which is also one of the most well-known vineyards in Quebec.

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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. Quebec Wines at the Holiday Table
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    Quebec Wines at the Holiday Table

    Quebec wines are constantly improving and make for delicious complements to holiday meals. Kathleen McNeil of the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ) gives us a tour of the highlights.

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  2. Spotlight on the Cabernet Sauvignon varietal
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    Spotlight on: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Of all the world’s grape varieties, the most celebrated must be Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a grape that pleases amateur wine enthusiasts and experts alike, since it creates very interesting wines at all price points. Definitely worth rediscovering!

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  3. Cava: Great Spanish bubbly
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    Cava: Great Spanish bubbly

    Cava is made with the same traditional method used to create Champagne, but has its own distinct personality. It’s also both delicious and reasonably priced.

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    Prosecco: simple and accessible

    Affordable and refreshing, Prosecco’s success is growing everywhere in the world. Here’s a little overview of this seductive sparkling wine.

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    4 Cocktails to warm you this winter

    Have you heard about hygge? This Danish concept, focusing on sharing the small pleasures of daily life.

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  6. different cocktails
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    Trendy winter cocktails

    It may be winter outside, but inside it’s a celebration! Are you hosting a party? Here are a few ideas on how to prepare a memorable cocktail for your guests!

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    Wine pairings for oysters

    Oysters can be small or plump; sweet, salty, mineral or iodized; clear or milky; succulent with the flavour of cucumber, cantaloupe, butter or even caramel! Their varieties are endless: Every coastline has its own particular type, and no two are the same. Here is the perfect wine pairing to accompany oysters, as well as a classic recipe for preparing them.

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  8. Pork tenderloin maple-whisky Image
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    Pork tenderloin maple-whisky

    We love it! A very trendy recipe with a very North American flair, this recipe is simple to make in the oven or on the BBQ.

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  9. wine and cheese
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    Host a successful cheese tasting

    You don’t need to have a degree in wine or cheese to host a great wine and cheese night. Here is a small practical guide designed to help you succeed with some great wine and cheese pairings.

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  10. Grapes
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    Exploring grape varieties: syrah

    Syrah is one of the cépages recognized for its strong personality. Wines made from the Syrah grape often display particular aromas, evoking raspberries, violets, pepper, black olives, smoked meat or bacon.

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  11. Glass of rum
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    All about rum!

    Being slightly sweet, rum is a great introduction to the world of spirits, especially if the burning caused by whiskies and cognacs seems a bit too intense. Here are a few suggestions for enjoying this sometimes underestimated spirit.

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  12. The best wine and BBQ pairings.
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    Tricks for perfect wine and BBQ pairings

    Summer is the perfect time to bring together wines and grilled meats, papillotes and kebabs, cooked right on your own BBQ. Here are several suggestions for combining meat and wine.

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