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. 

Paysage AlsacePaysage Alsace

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.

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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. Rosé and salad
    Pairings and Taste Tags

    Pairing wine with salad

    The acid in vinegar tends to bring out a wine’s inherent acidity.

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  2. Sandwich

    Summertime lunch

    Why make life difficult? Now’s the time to bring out your best ingredients and concoct a simple meal – but also one full of character.

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  3. Québec cheeses and complementary pairings

    Cheese pairings: Try something new!

    Hosting a wine-and-cheese-themed evening is always a sure-fire success! For a modern take on a cheese tray, seek out Québec cheeses and complementary pairings that stray a bit from the beaten path.

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  4. wine/cheese pairings

    3 wine/cheese pairings from Quebec

    Looking for good wine and cheese pairings? Here are three winning ideas for rounding out a meal that are also made in Quebec!

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  5. Perfect holiday pairings
    Pairings and Taste Tags

    Perfect holiday pairings

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

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  6. whisky glasses
    Tasting and service

    Fine spirits: tasting 101

    Discover fine spirits thanks to our taste tags, small format bottles and SAQ par l’ITHQ workshops.

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  7. Red tomato

    Red tomato

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

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  8. 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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  9. Pizza

    Friday dinner made easy: pizza

    It’s pizza night, complete with movies!

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  10. 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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  11. wine taste tag
    Pairings and Taste Tags

    How well do you know your taste tag

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

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  12. a lobster and a glass of wine
    Pairings and Taste Tags

    Lobster pairings

    Looking forward to the 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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