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Natural wine

Virtually unknown not so long ago, natural wines have found their way into Quebecers’ hearts. What’s behind the rising popularity of these wines without additives?

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Varietals

You probably know Cabernet and Sauvignon, but what about Savagnin and Tannat? Dive into the wide world of grape varieties and expand your horizons. 

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Wine growing regions

Need a little escape? Explore the most beautiful wine regions and discover their climate, main grape varieties, typical dishes and more.

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  1. Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada.
    Profiles

    Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada contest

    From October 13 to 16, at the Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ), the 29th edition of Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada will take place. Are you familiar with this major event?

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  2. Beaujolais
    Profiles

    Explore Beaujolais in 4 key points

    Rare are the regions whose name alone inspires pleasure and conviviality. Far from robust wines or wines made up by wood, here the cuvées express with authenticity the nuances of a unique vineyard. Welcome to Beaujolais, a terroir playground for a new generation of committed winegrowers.

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  3. Hugo Duchesne, head sommelier
    Profiles

    Hugo Duchesne: From literature to head sommelier

    Head sommelier of restaurants H3, Le Coureur des Bois and La Cabane du Coureur, Hugo Duchesne will be Quebec and Canada’s representative at the Best Sommelier of the Americas contest from February 16 to 19. We meet with the recipient of the most recent Quebec title before his departure for Chile!

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  4. Glass of rum with steak
    Pairings and Taste Tags

    Rum at the dinner table!

    With its vast array of styles and nuances, rum can also find a place of choice along various dishes and various moments of the meal, from starter to sweets.

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  5. Honey wine: Drink of the gods!
    Production methods

    Honey wine: Drink of the gods!

    Honey, an essential ingredient in the production of honey wine, is rich in tradition. Over time, several nations have attributed remarkable powers to it. Today, Quebec artisans have kept most of this heritage to offer a range of delicious honey-based products.

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  6. honey wine
    Tasting and service

    Choosing your honey wine

    Just like with a wine producer who blends different varietals, the beekeeper can choose from various types of honey to craft products with unique colour, aromas and flavours. Each honey variety has is own visual, olfactory and taste, which are influenced by the flowers foraged by the bees (apple tree, raspberry, blueberry bush).

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  7. Seltzer on ice with mint and orange
    Trends

    Seltzers

    At the SAQ, seltzer sales jumped nearly 500% in 2020-2021. Low in sugar and alcohol, these sparkling waters offer a thirst-quenching approach that is gaining more and more fans. Portrait of a trend with staying power.

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  8. Champagne bottle in an ice bucket, with flutes.
    Production methods

    Champagne and sparkling wines demystified

    A great addition to festive moments, these wines are characterized by the more or less important presence of carbon dioxide. Some will display a subtle effervescence like fizzy wines, while sparkling wines and Champagnes offer a more abundant effervescence.

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  9. Flutes with Champagne.
    Tasting and service

    How to serve Champagnes and bubblies

    Ideal beverages for celebrations, sparkling wines must be served in a way which will optimize the product’s quality and subtlety. Here are a few basic notions on how to serve Champagne and sparkling wine.

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  10. Domaine Guigal wine
    Profiles

    Guigal: A family story

    Inseparable from the Rhône Valley, Guigal wines are above all a family story, based on respect for ancestral know-how, a unique wine heritage and a remarkable attention to detail. Spotlight on an estate that ranks among the largest producers on the planet.

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  11. Nouveau wines
    Profiles

    Vins nouveaux

    Available for purchase almost immediately after they’ve been harvested and fermented, so-called nouveau wines are the ideal wines to sip on any night of the week with their lively tannins and aromas of strawberry, banana and flowers.

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  12. 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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