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  1. Miel Nature: Where honey and fun combine to sweet perfection
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    Miel Nature: Where honey and fun combine to sweet perfection

    It's right off Highway 30 in Beauharnois, Montérégie, that you'll find Miel Nature. Owners Elena and Ali Agougou have received over 232 medals for their honey-based creations and rank among the most awarded couples in their field! Let's go meet them together.

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  2. In the liquors and spirits lair at the Lore & Legends distillery
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    In the liquors and spirits lair at the Lore & Legends distillery

    Located in the heart of downtown Lévis is a large building where Lore & Legends co-founders Virgil Demers and Martin Vaillancourt set up shop three years ago.

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  3. Four experts and consumers’ favourite eco-friendly products
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    Four experts and consumers’ favourite eco-friendly products

    Are you trying to be more mindful about what ends up in your cart, but not always sure what to choose? Here’s a look at some earth-friendly options from the Inspire Favourites lists of four people in the know.

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  4. A little umami in your cocktail
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    A little umami in your cocktail

    Gochujang, bone broth, soy sauce, miso, Parmesan... This may look like a grocery list, but it’s a sample of the ingredients being used in cocktails by two trendy Montreal bars. Here, we take a deep dive into the fifth taste dimension of the world of cocktails—umami.

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  5. Temiscouata Distillery: Maple sap and the Quebec terroir
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    Temiscouata Distillery: Maple sap and the Quebec terroir

    The Temiscouata Distillery, located in Auclair in the Lower Saint Lawrence region, is made up of some 40 maple syrup producers who decided to innovate, stimulate the economy and take charge of their industry by producing Acerum, a maple syrup-based spirit!

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  6. Hacienda Patrón, an eco-friendly distillery
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    Hacienda Patrón, an eco-friendly distillery

    If you love tequila, you know that Patrón makes exquisite, high-quality spirits. But did you know that the distillery puts concrete and ecological measures into practice day after day in most of its operations? Here's a look at a comprehensive and unique approach.

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  7. Stevens Charles and Myriam Jean-Baptiste from LS Cream.
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    LS Cream: Haiti in a bottle

    Myriam Jean-Baptiste and Stevens Charles drew inspiration from a traditional Haitian drink to create the award-winning LS Cream, a distinctive cream liqueur that embodies their pride, culture and entrepreneurship.

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  8. Joy Spence, master blender at Appleton
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    Joy Spence, the grande dame of rum

    As Black History Month unfolds, meet Dr. Joy Spence, a master blender for nearly 30 years at Appleton in Jamaica, an exceptional woman whose reputation extends far beyond the Caribbean region.

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  9. To learn more about wine and spirits
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    To learn more about wine and spirits

    Want to stay in the know about what’s happening in the world of wine and spirits, and take a deeper dive into this subject? Expert sommeliers and collaborators share some of their favourite resources on a myriad of topics.

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  10. Battle of the 2024 trends
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    Battle of the 2024 trends

    The year is drawing to a close and soon we’ll be raising a glass to 2024. What will this new vintage have in store for us? We spoke to a few experts (and one amateur!) to get a clearer picture.

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  11. À la carte cocktails: Shaking up traditions with Manu Ruiz
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    À la carte cocktails: Shaking up traditions with Manu Ruiz

    Manu Ruiz expresses his creativity by mixing surprising cocktails. We challenged him to concoct three drinks using ingredients chosen at random. He graciously accepted and had fun blending local traditions with those of other places in the world.

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  12. Fresh: A contemporary take on vermouth
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    A contemporary take on vermouth

    It’s an ingredient you’ve tasted in many popular cocktails like martinis, Old Fashioneds, Negronis, and even Spritzes. And contrary to popular belief, vermouth is more than just that syrupy aperitif your grandparents used to drink. Thanks to local and international mixologists and producers, it’s making a big comeback.

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