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Wine and food pairings

What’s better than enjoying a great meal with a nice glass of wine? Which wine should you choose for a perfect pairing?  Wine and meal pairings aren’t that complicated! Explore our practical advice and taste tags, in order to get the perfect marriage every time. 

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Alsace, nice whites!

White wine is popular in Quebec again, and how fortunate for Alsace — it’s their speciality. With an age-old winemaking tradition, the region proposes an exceptional offering of grapes that spring forth from a dizzying variety of terroirs.

Rosé for brunch, dinner & cocktailsRosé for brunch, dinner & cocktails

Rosé for brunch, dinner & cocktails

What is the best time of day to enjoy rosé? We suggest its best to toast with a glass of rosé over brunch, dinner and cocktail hour.

In the spotlight

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The art of pairings

When getting ready to sit down for a meal, choosing the right wine can really make your culinary creations shine. Some basic pointers in the art of pairing can bring out hitherto undetected nuances in both your dishes and in your wine.

Discover your taste tags

For over 10 years, taste tags have been a simple and practical tool that allows you to easily find the wines, spirits and gins you'll love. Each tag is associated with a specific taste profile. Learn which type of product you prefer, then explore with confidence other products of the same profile. It’s that simple!

Our recipes

Get inspired by a ton of recipes, from appetizer to dessert. Whether you’re a fan of French, South American, Asian or other types of cuisine, we’ve got you covered, wine suggestions included!

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  1. Champagnes, sparkling wine and cocktails

    A movie awards night at home

    Take advantage of Hollywood’s big award ceremony to enjoy sparkling wine, Champagne or cocktails with tasty appetizers, in the comfort of your living room.

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  2. Here comes crab season

    Snow crab has arrived!

    If you have a craving for the world’s best crab, look no further than Québec. The first warm sunny days of spring mark the start of snow crab season, setting the tone for the quintessential seafood feast. Find out how to choose your crab, cook it and pair it perfectly.

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  3. choosing the right wine

    The art of pairings

    When getting ready to sit down for a meal, choosing the right wine can really make your culinary creations shine.

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  4. Perfect holiday pairings

    Perfect holiday pairings

    Pop the bubbly and discover the perfect pairings for each taste tag!

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  5. Red tomato

    Red tomato

    Ripe red tomatoes are overflowing at farmer’s markets, so dig right in!

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  6. Trout with grapefruit and almonds

    Pairing picks for trout

    Two advisors each suggest a sunny wine pairing for trout with grapefruit and almonds. What about you?

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  7. Scotch tasting

    Scotch tasting 101

    Is the universe of whisky a mystery to you? Want to learn how to enjoy a glass the right way? Whisky expert and ITHQ SAQ workshop host Nicolas Bourque tells you everything you need to know about drinking the amber elixir that is scotch.

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  8. Pizza

    Friday dinner made easy: pizza

    It’s pizza night, complete with movies!

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  9. traditional holiday meals

    Pairing traditional meals with wine

    Here are some all-purpose wines that go well with traditional holiday meals.

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  10. wine taste tag

    How well do you know your taste tag

    A fun way of testing your SAQ taste-tage knowledge!

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  11. a lobster and a glass of wine

    Lobster pairings

    Looking forward to the long weekend ahead, we organize a dinner to honour our favourite crustacean: the lobster! Discover some great pairings that will put it in the spotlight.

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  12. Bucket of maple water

    Maple and wine

    It’s hard to choose wines to bring to a sugar shack. Here are a few thoughts on how to match wines with slightly sweet dishes featuring maple flavours.

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