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  1. Some California wine pairings that’ll surprise you
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    Some California wine pairings that’ll surprise you

    California, the top wine producer in the United States, is home to rich terroirs that yield a variety of unique wines. Here are some fun suggestions to help you discover surprising pairings you can serve to guests with tastes that are a little different from yours!

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  2. Vignoble Cortellino: Quebec pride with an Italian flair
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    Vignoble Cortellino: Quebec pride with an Italian flair

    On my way to Vignoble Cortellino in Saint-Urbain-Premier in the Montérégie region, I was expecting to be immersed in Italian tradition. Instead, I got a taste of the Quebec terroir done differently.

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  3. The explosive popularity of volcanic wine
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    The explosive popularity of volcanic wine

    Volcanic wines have been a hot trend for the last few years. But are these vintages produced in proximity to volcanoes that much different from other wines, or is it all just smoke and mirrors? We spoke with some experts to find out.

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  4. Chilled red wines
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    Chilled red wines: How-to

    You naturally serve your white and rosé wine chilled, but did you know that many red wines can also benefit from a little ice bath to counter hot summer days? Spotlight on a refreshing trend.

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  5. Bordeaux Futures
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    2023 Futures: Elegance and innovation in harmony

    During this week of tastings, we were able to observe a crystallization of this new facet of Bordeaux: wines extracted and marked by wood are now giving way to distinguished, fresh wines of great finesse. In Bordeaux, nothing is left to chance!

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  6. 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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  7. Le Mas de Patriotes winery: Where heritage meets terroir
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    Le Mas de Patriotes winery: Where heritage meets terroir

    Le Mas des Patriotes winery grew out of a lifelong dream. In the early 2000s, France Cliche restored an old abandoned barn and planted the first few acres of vines in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu—becoming one of only a handful of women winery owners.

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  8. Regeneration generation: Avant-garde agriculture
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    Regeneration generation: Avant-garde agriculture

    With environmental awareness gaining ground, could regenerative viticulture be the next big thing? We spoke about it with Simon Naud, a pioneer of the movement in Quebec, and Michel Gassier, who comes from a long line of French winemakers.

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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. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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