Espace Québec

No label mystery tastings

Everyone has their own taste. So, there are as many different tastes as there are ways to express them. Among the large selection of products identified Origine Québec, Made in Québec and Bottled in Québec, there’s something for everyone, just like these blind tastings will show.

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Homegrown discoveries celebrating local flavours

Inspiring
interviews

Discover the expertise and dynamism of local producers and learn more about their journeys often filled with surprising anecdotes.

  • Domaine du Ridge – 26 years of pure passion
    Interviews

    Domaine du Ridge – 26 years of pure passion

    Somewhere in Saint-Armand, in the Eastern Townships, there’s a gorgeous road lined with tall trees that leads to a wooden building at the heart of Domaine du Ridge. I recently had the pleasure of visiting this agritourism hot spot, which is also one of the most well-known vineyards in Quebec.

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Terroir
profiles

Meet passionate local artisan producers who proudly offer us the best of la Belle Province’s terroir.

  • PGI Quebec Wine appellation
    Profiles

    PGI Quebec Wine appellation

    Quebec wines have their very own reserved appellation, the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Quebec Wine, thanks to efforts by visionary winemakers who endeavoured to ensure that their wines would be able to reach the apex of the industry. 

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Local know-how

After years spent patiently honing their craft, local winemakers, cider makers, distillers and other alcoholic beverage producers learned to instill their diverse heritage into delicious products.

  • Tractor in an orchard
    Trends

    Unfiltered cider: Cloudy and tasty

    The growing trend surrounding natural wines seems to wrap its curiosity around cloudy ciders, too. Priding a back-to-basics approach to fully let the raw material express its true nature while innovating in techniques and product, cloudy cider is gaining in popularity, fans and notoriety.

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  • A guide to red varietals grown in Quebec
    Profiles

    A guide to red varietals grown in Quebec

    Long considered inhospitable to quality red wine production, the province managed to prove wrong many of its critics over the past few years. The progress is the result of colossal work from our Quebec growers in choosing the varietals for the best terroirs, but also of a better understanding of the reality of our climate.

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Articles about Quebec products

  • Domaine l’Ange Gardien vineyard—from passion to glass
    Interviews

    Domaine l’Ange Gardien vineyard—from passion to glass

    On the road up to Mont Ste-Anne, just past the bridge to Île d’Orléans, I discovered a hidden gem—the Domaine l’Ange Gardien vineyard. Here, you can savour a glass of Côte de Beaupré and meet the friendly and knowledgeable winemakers. You’ll be charmed in no time!

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  • The gift of Quebec
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    The gift of Quebec

    In the last few years, more and more people have wanted to buy local. In fact, this movement was already popular in the restaurant industry. And Quebec is proud to offer plenty of fine spirits that are perfect for your holiday dinners, or even to gift to your loved ones.

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  • Quebec rum: The taste of the West Indies, made right here
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    Quebec rum: The taste of the West Indies, made right here

    Did you know that rum was already being distilled here in Quebec when it was known as New France? Clearly, the modern history of Quebec rums is much more recent, but its star is on the rise. Here’s a look at a trend that’s about to take off.

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  • Distillerie Ubald
    Interviews

    Ubald Distillery—from field to bottle

    Set a course for the magnificent Ubald Distillery, located on Route 363 in—you guessed it—Saint-Ubalde, in the area around Portneuf. A unique place where terroir and tradition combine to produce Ubald’s famous potato vodka as well as their Vallée gins, available in herbaceous and zesty varieties.

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  • Blind tastings with 3 customers
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    No label mystery tastings

    Everyone has their own taste. So, there are as many different tastes as there are ways to express them. Among the large selection of products identified Origine Québec, Made in Québec and Bottled in Québec, there’s something for everyone, just like these blind tastings will show.

    Read more
  • Gagliano Vineyard, la piccola Italia di Dunham
    Profiles

    Gagliano Vineyard, la piccola Italia di Dunham

    Gagliano Vineyard is like an Italian holiday—in the heart of the Eastern Townships! Just head to Dunham to savour a pizza cooked in a wood-fired oven, paired with a delightful glass of bubbly. You’d be forgiven for thinking you’d been whisked off to Tuscany!

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  • Climate Change: The impact on Quebec wines
    Profiles

    Climate Change: The impact on Quebec wines

    Climate change is happening and is quite literally on everyone's lips. While the vineyards of the Old World are being affected, Quebec viticulture is also experiencing its surprising effects. What impacts will the climate crisis have on our wine? Experts and winemakers shed some light on the subject.

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  • Laurent and Yves Ballard from Distillerie La Manufacture
    Interviews

    Distillerie La Manufacture : A Taste of the Laurentians

    Distillerie La Manufacture is tucked away in the heart of the Laurentians, in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts. Laurent and his father welcomed me into their hideaway to share the story behind their products—from the famous Panacée gin and Narval vodka to all the new eaux de vie bursting with local flavour.

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  • Cocktail based cider
    Trends

    Top 5 cider cocktails for fall

    Here in Quebec, we enjoy many types of local ciders, but did you know that these nectars from our orchards can also be used to make some great cocktails? Here’s our Top 5.

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  • meadery, mead, gaspesie, vieux moulin, honey wine
    Interviews

    Gaspésie’s Vieux Moulin meadery: A historical gem

    Gaspésie is famous for its winding roads, salty sea air and breathtaking landscapes, but it’s also rich with history. For instance, you might be interested in learning about the Tremblays, the family that runs the Vieux Moulin Meadery in Sainte-Flavie, the gateway to this beautiful region.

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  • Union Libre, cider, vineyard, origine Quebec
    Interviews

    Union Libre: savouring the difference

    If you visit L’Orpailleur Vineyard and ask Charles-Henri de Coussergues why you should go across the street to try Union Libre wines, a business he also owns, he’ll tell you: “Each grower is unique. Our two Chardonnays are nothing alike.”

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  • Ste-Petronille, vineyard, wine, Île d'Orléans, SAQ
    Profiles

    Memorable moments at Vignoble Ste-Pétronille

    There’s so much to savour when visiting Île d’Orléans, a prime food tourism destination with six villages spanning 33 km. During a visit, we checked out the spot where everything started for Vignoble Ste-Pétronille—the very place that shares its name.

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