Bubbly, lots of bubbly
Served chilled, sparkling wine livens up any 5 à 7 and stimulates the appetite. And the choices are endless. A sparkling cider produced right here in Quebec? An Italian Prosecco? A Spanish Cava, or maybe even a bottle of Champagne? Unless you’re more of a beer lover, in which case, we have a vast selection of local and imported beers for you to choose from.
Excellent as an aperitif, or paired with fish, shellfish or seafood, dry and bracing whites will have your guests smacking their lips. As a guide, seek out wines that sport the Fruity and Vibrant taste tag.
Looking for a wine to pair with poultry, grilled white meat or pasta in a cream sauce? Opt for full-bodied whites with an oak-scented enveloping texture, like the ones grouped under the Aromatic and Mellow taste tag. They also make a fine accompaniment for your cheese platters!
Lightly chilled, these reds pair beautifully with charcuterie, terrines, pâtés, white meat and tomato-based dishes. Think wines made from Gamay or Pinot Noir, or try bottles with a Fruity and Light or Fruity and Medium-bodied taste tag.
Don’t forget to stock up on bolder reds as well—they’re the perfect wine to pair with beef, lamb and game. You’ll see—wines with a more imposing structure definitely have their place at the table. Choose bottles from the Aromatic and Supple or Aromatic and Robust categories.
A cocktail with that?
Feel like whipping up a glass of cuba libre, gin & tonic, mojito, cosmo, bloody caesar, sangria or punch? Vodka, dry gin, rum and citrus liqueur are all great bases to have on hand. Visit Espace cocktail for loads of inspiring ideas!
A touch of forbidden fruit
Why not stock up your case with local products made right here in our very own orchids? Apple-based products have been gaining in popularity—you’d be surprised how many one-of-a-kind products you can find!
With a bottle of scotch or whisky on hand, you’ll be able to spice up your coffee, create several delicious cocktails, or simply enjoy a post-dinner drink on the rocks!
Go on now, enjoy your long weekend!