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  1. 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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  2. 5 food and wine mismatches explained by science
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    5 food and wine mismatches explained by science

    Everyone’s heard or used the expression “food and wine pairing.” Most people know some of the basic principles and may even have their own winning combos, but what about the mismatches that can sour a tasting experience? 

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  3. The science of wine tasting
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    The science of wine tasting

    When tasting wine, what happens to the human body on a chemical and physiological level? Why do some people detect certain aromas, while others perceive something entirely different? How does it all work?

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  4. 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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  5. le vignoble du Médoc
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    Wines of Médoc

    Set your sights on the vineyards of Médoc through short videos produced by the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux.

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  6. Graves et Pessac-Léognan
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    Wines of Graves

    Set off to discover the vineyards of Graves and Pessac-Léognan, cradle of the greatest dry whites of Bordeaux.

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  7. Torres family in their vineyard.
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    Torres & Earth

    One of the most admired wine producers in the world. A wonderful recognition for a family estate, 5 generations strong. But the influence of Familia Torres extends far beyond its wines...

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  8. Wine suggestions that’ll please every guest
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    Wine suggestions that’ll please every guest

    Pleasing everyone around the table when hosting friends or family over the Holidays may seem all but impossible, but fear not! Follow these tips for pairing suggestions that'll make every guest happy.

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  9. Piémont
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    The Libournais

    Among the prestigious sub-regions of Bordeaux, the Libournais attracts the attention of collectors for its renowned Saint-Émilion and Pomerol cuvées.

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  10. Rioja
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    Rioja DOC: Renowned and recognized

    Rioja is one of the most prestigious wine regions and enjoys a well-established reputation. Under the DOC designation, its high-quality wines always seduce with their elegance and excellent aging potential. But there’s no reason with you can’t succumb to these cuvées right away.

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  11. 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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  12. Sélection Caseus
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    Sélection Caseus: the Quebec cheese contest

    Annually crowning the best cheeses in Quebec, Sélection Caseus remains to this day the only competition to recognize and promote local cheese factories. Discover the winners and the ins and outs of this prestigious competition held on September 6th.

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