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Inspiring
interviews

Discover the expertise and dynamism of local producers and learn more about their journeys often filled with surprising anecdotes.

  • Union Libre, cider, vineyard, origine Quebec
    Interviews

    Union Libre: savouring the difference

    If you visit L’Orpailleur Vineyard and ask Charles-Henri de Coussergues why you should go across the street to try Union Libre wines, a business he also owns, he’ll tell you: “Each grower is unique. Our two Chardonnays are nothing alike.”

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Terroir
profiles

Meet passionate local artisan producers who proudly offer us the best of la Belle Province’s terroir.

  • Quebec ciders
    Profiles

    The wonderful world of Quebec ciders

    The first cider producers in Quebec go back to... New France. We owe them to Norman settlers, for whom production was a common thing. The first orchards were planted in Québec City and Île d’Orléans, followed by the Sulpicians in Montreal. 

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  • Sous le bouchon – Quebec Products
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    Episode 2 | Quebec Products

    Quebecers are increasingly conscious about buying local. In the last year, sales of Quebec products have increased nearly 30% at the SAQ. Real underlying trend or temporary "pandemic" solidarity? Two experts on the alcohol market in Quebec give their opinion.

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Local know-how

After years spent patiently honing their craft, local winemakers, cider makers, distillers and other alcoholic beverage producers learned to instill their diverse heritage into delicious products.

  • Tractor in an orchard
    Trends

    Unfiltered cider: Cloudy and tasty

    The growing trend surrounding natural wines seems to wrap its curiosity around cloudy ciders, too. Priding a back-to-basics approach to fully let the raw material express its true nature while innovating in techniques and product, cloudy cider is gaining in popularity, fans and notoriety.

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  • 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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  1. cote de champlain vineyard
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    Côte de Champlain: Hidden gem

    Located in Montérégie, Côte de Champlain vineyard stands out for its limestone soil and surprising layer of seashells: vestiges from the ancient Champlain Sea that impart a unique richness to the grapes. Christian Dubois, passionate owner and winemaker, invited us in.

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  2. Tractor in an orchard
    Trends

    Unfiltered cider: Cloudy and tasty

    The growing trend surrounding natural wines seems to wrap its curiosity around cloudy ciders, too. Priding a back-to-basics approach to fully let the raw material express its true nature while innovating in techniques and product, cloudy cider is gaining in popularity, fans and notoriety.

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  3. Explore Quebec, from vineyard to vineyard
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    Explore Quebec, from vineyard to vineyard

    This long week-end, why not make the most of the last summer days and visit some of Quebec’s finest vineyards? Head out on the open road and discover our very own wine-growing regions.

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  4. premixed cocktails
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    6 Quebec premixed cocktails to discover this summer!

    The secret’s out: Canned cocktails are the summer’s hottest trend. Discover six delicious ready-to-drink options made right here in Quebec and our favourite suggestions to pair them with.

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  5. Gourmet tour for a summer weekend
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    Gourmet tour for a summer weekend

    Audrenne Demoy, co-owner of Cidrerie du Minot, shares her Montérégie top spots, from the Circuit du paysan to farms and vineyards, restaurants, and gourmet boutiques.

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  6. Milton
    Interviews

    Milton Star, delicious and accessible ready-to-drink ciders!

    Légers en alcool, savoureux et pratiques, les cocktails prêts à boire n’ont jamais été aussi populaires auprès des Québécois. Forte de son passé artisanal, la Cidrerie Milton continue d’innover et de se démarquer en présentant la pomme autrement grâce à quatre cidres offerts en version cocktail.

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  7. mariana distillery
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    Distillerie Mariana: Off the beaten track

    Mariana is derived from the scientific name of the black spruce: Picea mariana. Emblematic of the North American boreal forest, the tree also gives Canopée forest gin—the very first spirit created by Distillerie Mariana—its distinctive essence.

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  8. La Chaufferie Distillery
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    La Chaufferie Distillery

    Housed in one of Granby’s historic buildings, La Chaufferie microdistillery is masterfully led by a very small team of passionate artisans who painstakingly craft their spirits, from grain to glass.

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  9. menaud distillerie
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    Menaud: For the love of Charlevoix

    There’s no cutting corners at Menaud. Driven by authenticity, local craftspeople develop products that don’t skimp on quality.

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  10. cirka distilleries
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    Cirka microdistillery: Always up for a challenge

    Inspired by the quality of homegrown products from across the province, Cirka became the first Québec microdistillery to produce spirits from grain to glass.

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  11. quebec's organic wineries
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    Vineyard to cellar: Quebec’s organic wines

    Two Quebec vintners explain how they create wines that are as good for the planet as they are for wine lovers.

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