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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. Beaujolais, France
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    Wine region: Beaujolais, France

    Spotlight on Beaujolais! Portrait of a region that delivers much more than just easy-drinking wines.

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  2. Discovering austria
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    Discovering austria

    Austrian wines have a character all their own, thanks to unique varietals that are so easy to drink that they’ll have you singing Rock Me Amadeus!

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  3. Get To Know Rioja
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    Get To Know Rioja

    Get to know Rioja, a Spanish region with thousands of years of winemaking history.

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  4. Burgundy on the table
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    Burgundy on the table

    When it comes to wine and food pairing, Burgundy is full of opportunities!

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  5. Wine at the restaurant
    Tasting and service

    Choosing wine in restaurants

    When you’re hosting a dinner at home, it’s easy to decide which wine to open with your meal—everyone is eating the same thing!

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  6. Absinthe today
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    Absinthe today

    Far from apothecaries or laboratories, absinthe has become a sophisticated yet accessible product, used equally in cocktails and cooking.

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  7. stones
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    White bordeaux

    There's more than just reds in Bordeaux—discover the region's whites, starting with Graves.

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  8. Greece
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    Santorini wine: An Assyrtiko crush!

    Santorini is overwhelmingly beautiful. Perched on a volcano that looks as though it could crumble into the Aegean Sea at any given moment, the Cyclades Island is often a destination for newlyweds looking for breathtaking photos. Cyclades also beckons for wine lovers who have a serious crush on Assyrtiko grapes!

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  9. Alsatian wine
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    Alsatian wine: soil and terroir

    Alsatian wine is known for its complex yet favourable geology. Here’s a guide to deciphering and savouring the region.

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  10. Rhône Valley
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    Rhône Valley, from north to south

    Rhône is one region with two very distinct cepages. Here’s a quick look at what makes its wine so unique.

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  11. cooper in action
    Production methods

    A forgotten figure: the cooper

    Vintners, oenologists, cellar masters, distillers and winegrowers are inevitably in the highest ranks when you’re talking about wines and spirits. However, there is an essential figure, often ignored, in the production of wine and fine alcohols: the cooper

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  12. Chianti
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    The Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

    A few years ago, in order to showcase the quality and potential of its wines, the Chianti Classico region created a new appellation: Gran Selezione.

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