Archive for the Quebec Category

LCBO vs. SAQ Compared and Contrasted: the bottleDJ take

My fellow blogger, and friendly acquaintance, David Pelletier from www.lesommelierfou.com has cornered the market in comparing pricing at the two largest liquor monopolies in Canada, Quebec's SAQ and Ontario's LCBO. Those terms are only slightly sexier than the fully expanded Société des Alcools du Québec and the Liquor Control Board of Ontario names. David's head-to-head comparisons have value, and tend to show that when comparing apples to apples on pricing, the LCBO may offer slightly better Read more [...]

Antolino Brongo Cryomalus Apple Ice Cider 2008, Quebec

The Antolino Brongo Cryomalus is an apple based ice cider. It is made from the juices of autumn harvested apples left to age at air temperature from October to January in the often freezing Quebec winter. That process concentrates the juices as the water evaporates from the air chilled apples – making a concentrated cider that is growing in popularity here in Quebec and elsewhere.   On the nose the smell brings me back to my youth in Quebec's Eastern Townships and the smell of fallen Read more [...]
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