Category Archives: Quebec

Another Laurentian, Gary: a maple-flavored tribute to The Big Lebowski

Hot weather and a visit to the sugar shack, over Easter weekend. And The Big Lebowski. They’ve all combined to result in this blog post, about a cocktail I came up with a few weeks ago, as I was working on a short feature about maple-based drinks for Coup de Pouce, a Quebec food and lifestyle [...]
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SAQ goes into Olympic mode: a showcase for Okanagan wines in Quebec (and a podcast of sorts)

The world of sports may contrast the thrill of victory with the agony of defeat, but as far as the Vancouver Olympics are concerned, there are some situations where everybody’s a winner. At least as far as BC wines and Quebec wine lovers are concerned. This Thursday, February 11, some 28 wines from the Okanagan will [...]
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EnRoute in the vineyards of Canada

Since last spring, I had been impatiently waiting for the publication of an article on Canadian wines in EnRoute, Air Canada’s on-board magazine. I had reason enough to be impatient, since I started working on that project all the way back in January. The article showcases six Canadian winemakers (plus five tasting notes of wines from [...]
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Dan Aykroyd is coming to Montreal. Does his wine taste funny?

If I was in Montreal, I’d be tempted to go. Dan Aykroyd, the famous Canadian actor of Saturday Night Live fame will be touring Montreal, today and tomorrow (June 25 and 26), to present the line of wines that bear his name. He’ll be visiting three SAQ stores (see the list here) over the two [...]
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Canadian Icewine: Quality and Diversity from Coast to Coast

I used to love Canadian Icewine and its less expensive, but often quite as tasty counterpart, the late harvest. And then, for some odd reason, I practically stopped having it. Over the last few months, however, I drank icewines from Ontario, British Columbia, Québec and Nova Scotia. And baby, I’m back. Those were fine, fine wines, with [...]
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