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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Cocktail glass decorating 101
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    Cocktail glass decorating 101

    It’s often said that we eat first with our eyes. In the spirit of boosting your cocktails’ visual appeal, here are three mixologist tricks for serving up drinks that’ll really make a splash!

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  9. Quebec's green fairy
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    Quebec's green fairy

    It inspired 19th century poets and artists, and was banned, then legalized 100 years later. Absinthe is still shrouded in mystery to this day—but local distillers are doing their best to crack the code! Here are the secrets behind a spirit that’s winning over a growing number of Quebecers.

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  10. Quebec, a land of many tastes | Episode 3: Forests of flavour
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    Quebec, a land of many tastes | Episode 3: Forests of flavour

    What does a meadow, a river or forest taste like? That’s a prickly question. One we boldly try to answer by exploring the province in the hopes of discovering Quebec’s taste profile, a bit like a large herbarium of flavours and aromas.

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  11. Québec, a land of many tastes | Episode 2: Rivers of flavour
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    Québec, a land of many tastes | Episode 2: Rivers of flavour

    What does a meadow, a river or forest taste like? That’s a prickly question. One we boldly try to answer by exploring the province in the hopes of discovering Quebec’s taste profile, a bit like a large herbarium of flavours and aromas.

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  12. The flavour alchemist
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    The flavour alchemist

    At the corner of Chapleau and Masson in Montreal’s Rosemont neighbourhood, Lilian Wolfelsberger is constantly experimenting. The co-founder of Distillerie de Montréal took us behind the scenes in his lab and revealed the creative process behind his chocolate and pineapple spirits.

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