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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?

Different wine grapesDifferent wine grapes


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


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. Visiting vineyards in the Okanagan

    Visiting vineyards in the Okanagan

    Are you a fan of both wine and vacationing? Then take a break from your routine by visiting the Okanagan Valley!

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  2. Entre Pierre et Terre vineyard

    Entre Pierre et Terre vineyard

    For Loïc Chanut and Michelle Boyer, it was love at first sight... with their vineyard! Ever since, Quebec, too, has fallen in love with this duo and their products!

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  3. Tequila: Mexico’s signature spirit!

    Tequila: Mexico’s signature spirit!

    Tequila exists in a few variations—but all of them are made using the agave plant. Read on, and learn about this oft-misunderstood libation.

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  4. Smoky notes - Mezcal
    Production methods

    Smoky notes

    Wine, whisky, mescal, even beer can have smoky notes, which pair marvellously with similarly smoky foods. Subtle or intense, smoky notes can come from various sources — all related to how the item or product was made.

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  5.  beer style
    Tasting and service

    Discover your beer style!

    Beer lovers wait impatiently all year long and now it’s almost here: Oktoberfest! In honour of this festive celebration, why not discover your beer taste profile?

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  6. Champagne demystified
    Tasting and service

    Champagne demystified

    People say a lot of things about champagne. What’s true and what’s false? Let’s debunk some of the most common myths when it comes to this bubbly elixir!

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  7. Cheerful Chile

    Cheerful Chile

    The diversity of Chilean vineyards and its artisans' virtuosity have made this country a dream destination for wine lovers: A close-up on this amazing land.

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  8. Wine glasses

    Old World vs. New World

    Have a preference for New World wine? Do you know exactly which countries this term refers to? Keep reading to learn more about the distinction.

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  9. Food-wine pairings
    Pairings and Taste Tags

    Food-wine pairings

    Because more than one pairing is often possible, harmonizing wine and food is often subjective. You can always adjust a pairing to your tastes.

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  10. Vintage or non-vintage Champagne?
    Tasting and service

    Vintage or non-vintage Champagne?

    What is the difference between vintage and non-vintage Champagne? Our expert answers your question.

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  11. Bordeaux

    Bordeaux, the Benchmark

    Bordeaux is a wine lovers’ destination that’s not to be missed. Here’s a glimpse of this wine region, whose producers hold a worldwide reputation.

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