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Here is a selection of some of the best sparkling wines made in Quebec. The selected products are all from the traditional method, that is to say from a second fermentation in bottle, as in Champagne. These sparkling wines, of exceptional quality, have nothing to envy to the great champagnes, even if they have their own taste. And there's something for everyone.

The pioneer

One of the oldest wineries in Quebec, Le Cep d'Argent is also a pioneer in sparkling wines in the province. And for good reason, the brothers Scieur, who are at the head of this vineyard of Magog, are from the Champagne. Their "Sélection Blanc de Blancs" cuvée is made from Seyval, the emblematic grape variety of the Eastern Townships. A lot of fruit on the nose, and freshness in the mouth despite its 21 grams of residual sugar. A Quebec classic to discover or rediscover.

LeCepdargent Price: 28,60$

Availability: At the vineyard, 1257 chemin de la Rivière, Magog
And in some SAQbranches

 

Bouteilles Vergers Lafrance

What do gin, brandy, cider and brandy have in common? All these products are found at Domaine Lafrance, now on sale under the new law. Let's go together to discover apple-based wines and spirits, as well as their creator Éric Lafrance.

Quick story. The Lafrance orchards were born three generations ago with Mr. George Étienne, grandfather of current owner Eric Lafrance. Orchards have more than 13,000 apple trees spread over 25 hectares, in addition to pear trees and vines. The first alcohol to emerge is cider, quickly followed by ice cider and sparkling wine, all very popular with foreign tourists. Domaine Lafrance was able to surf the great popularity of ciders in Quebec until the early 2000s. But there was a time when it was necessary to renew. It was while traveling in Europe 5 years ago that Eric came across a still in Bordeaux. He immediately saw the possibilities open to him in order to diversify his products. The following is a beautiful story of innovation, experiences (successful and failed) and desire to produce 100% local alcohol.

Domaine Lafrance produces numerous ciders, fortified wines and spirits, all made from apples from orchards. Ciders are no longer present, being well established on the shelves of the SAQ. On the other hand, the other products are quite recent and I will present them a little lower.

potimarron

 

Want to celebrate Halloween in an original way this year? Trinquez with "La 31", the potimarrons beer from the vineyard / microbrewery Les Vents d'Ange. Do not worry, 31 does not refer to the alcohol level (the title is 6%), but to October 31, date of Halloween.

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Made from their own malt from St-Joseph-du-Lac, making it a real beer, the most interesting ingredient still remains potimarron.

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