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Catalogs | Food & Gourmet 2011-11-02 09:45:44
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    winter 2011-2012 - Free winter magic S game nightS - holiday partieS - BrUnCheS

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    TCHIN TCHIN, Vol. 7, No. 4 n wINTer 2011-2012 DirECtor, MArkEting CoMMuniCAtions - sAQ Sandrine Bourlet PubLishEr - sAQ nancy Fortin Contributors - sAQ Éric Bertoldi, Simon Gaudreault-rouleau, patrick lalonde, pierre lauzon, andréa léger, Justin rouette AssoCiAtE PubLishEr lise paul-Hus EDitoriAL DirECtor Catherine elie Art DirECtor renée Grégoire ViCE PrEsiDEnt, ConsuMEr soLutions lise paul-Hus DEPuty EDitoriAL DirECtor pascale navarro MAnAging EDitor Catherine Bergeron Contributor académie culinaire CoCktAiLs by erik ayala PhotogrAPhy andré Doyon FooD styLists Heidi Bronstein, anne Gagné ACCEssoriEs styList Caroline Simon trAnsLAtor Felicity Munn CoPy EDitors Joan irving, Donna Jensen grAPhiC Artists Frédérick Bailleul, Christiane Gauthier aDvertiSinG SaleS winE AnD sPirits ADVErtisErs Sabrina Boucher - Advertising specialist 514-254-6000, ext. 5115 othEr ADVErtisErs natalie McDuff - sales Director 514-499-0491, ext. 461 Suzanne thibeault - national Account Manager 514-499-0491, ext. 353 Magalie roman - Coordinator 514-499-0491, ext. 324 SaQ CuStoMer ServiCe Montreal: 514-254-2020 elSeWHere: 1-866-873-2020 printing: transcontinental boucherville, a division of imprimeries transcontinental s.E.n.C. Cover Photography: André Doyon tChin tChin is designed and produced by Médias transcontinental in association with the following sAQ departments: Marketing; Communications; Purchasing and Merchandising; Les Connaisseurs; Quality Management; sales; and Legal services. tChin tChin is published four times a year by the société des alcools du Québec, headquartered at 905 de Lorimier Avenue, Montreal, Quebec h2k 3V9. the magazine is distributed through all société des alcools du Québec outlets, while supplies last. it is also available online at sAQ.CoM. tChin tChin is a registered trademark of the société des alcools du Québec. Any reproduction of articles, illustrations or photographs is strictly prohibited. Legal deposit: bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, Library and Archives Canada. issn 1910-9253. Products also available online at SaQ.CoM. Vintages of products in this issue may vary from store to store. Ce magazine est également offert en français. SOCIAL sEAson sure, winter brings snow and cold, but it also brings plenty of fun get-togethers with friends and family. And to satisfy those hearty wintertime appetites, all you really need is good food and drink. if you're short on ideas, no worries! this issue features a wide selection of suggested wines, beers and spirits, along with recipes for such distinctive treats as a sausage dip for game night, a bûche de noël with a raspberry and tarragon filling, foie-gras-and-apricot hors d'oeuvres, cheese fondue flavoured with beer... yum! A cornucopia of colourful concoctions awaits in Cocktails, while our All About section is devoted to warming, mouth-watering coffee drinks. because ice ciders and sparkling wines are central to the season, Essentials and trends tell you how, and with what foods, to serve these favourite beverages. As always, the magazine is punctuated with advice from experts. thinking about putting together a raclette meal? savoir Faire tells you which cheeses, meats and vegetables to use and which wines to uncork. And if you've a yen to try something different, our taste-tag File and Favourites sections recommend wines that are perfect for the season. we've got you covered. Enjoy! the tChin tChin team Ps: Don't forget to check out our exclusive online recipes at sAQ.com; simply click "Publications," then "tchin tchin" and look for the link. Don't miss our next issue, out march 31. We value your opinion! Let us know what you think: info@saq.com Montreal: 514-254-2020 n Elsewhere: 1-866-873-2020 all prices in this issue are suBJect to chanGe Without notice. tchin tchin n 3

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    These two red wines are fabulous with braised meats. The Australian wine is robust and laced with spice and wood accents. Genesis, produced in Washington State, has round tannins and fruity, woody aromas. Could you drink both at the same meal? You bet! But start with the American wine as it's the lighter-bodied of the two. GREG NORMAN Cabernet/Merlot, Australia RED WINE, 750 ML (00552075) GENESIS Syrah, Columbia Valley AVA, United States RED WINE, 750 ML (11372889) 4 n tchin tchin Prices are subject to change without notice. $22.95 $19.90 Accents of blackcurrant, wood, licorice and tobacco. Rich texture, meaty tannins. Lamb shank with mint gremolata; couscous royal Vanilla, cedar and raspberry aromas. Round tannins, fairly long finish. Veal kidneys in port sauce; beef tenderloin in pepper sauce

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    Contents WINTER 2011-2012 6 9 10 12 17 20 22 UP FROnt NEWS & NOTES What you need to know. GrEaT fiNdS A Scotch, a Crémant de Bourgogne and a red wine. DRinK TaSTE-TaG fiLE Wines that go superbly with seasonal dishes. COCKTaiLS Four colourful concoctions. aLL aBOUT... Coffee drinks A Caramilk-flavoured coffee drink and other unusual recipes. TrENdS Sparkling wines add fizzy flair to any celebration. ESSENTiaLS Ice ciders: unique to Quebec, admired worldwide. 25 26 55 61 58 GifT idEaS Elegant gift suggestions, guaranteed to please. fESTiVE fUN Recipes, wines and spirits for a multitude of merry gatherings. FOOD SaVOir fairE An introduction to raclette. rECiPES Eight recipes to clip and save. tiPS faVOUriTES Cindy McDonald of the Saint-Sauveur- des-Monts Sélection outlet presents her personal picks. 39 tchin tchin n 5

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    News & Notes Les Connaisseurs Courses If you're looking for gift ideas, here's a good one: introductory courses on wines and spirits, offered by the SAQ in partnership with Savori. Les Cours Connaisseurs features a number of different courses: A World to Discover (available in English); France and Italy Terroirs; Tasting and Gastronomy Delights; Wines from the New World; Varietals: Get to Know Them; Become a Beer Connoisseur; and Port (all in French only). The courses are offered throughout the province. For information and to sign up: 1-855-781-2344, savori.ca, saq.com 6 n tchiN tchiN Because winter is filled with social gatherings, the SAQ wants to remind us that it's illegal for individuals under 18 to purchase alcohol, even if they're accompanied by an adult. Staying Safe Is it possible to celebrate the holidays while also being responsible? Absolutely! The SAQ carries two types of personal breathalizers - a tube model at $5.40 and a balloon model at $3.10 - that are easy to use and provide accurate readings. Picking one up takes so little effort, yet it could save lives. For more information: alcoprevention.com alcootechcanada.com Holiday Issue A special holiday edition of TCHIN TCHIN lands in SAQ outlets on Saturday, November 26 - and you won't want to miss it! Brimming with gourmet menus, cocktail tips and recipes, suggested wines and other treats, it comes out just in time to be a great help with your holiday preparations.

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    WINEMAKER'S BLEND Awesome Wine Buy... " Twitter@RobertMParkerJr 2011-02-28 WWW.APOTHIC.COM " Facebook.com/ApothicRed @ApothicRed

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    The SAQ adds scores of new products to its shelves every year. Here are three of the latest arrivals, from France and Scotland. BEGUILING BUBBLES $22.00 PERLE D'AURORE Crémant de Bourgogne, France, sparkling rosé, 750 mL SAQ code: 11232149 Burgundy producer Louis Bouillot has been making traditional-method sparkling wines for more than a century. This one is 100percent Pinot Noir and gives off aromas of strawberry and blackcurrant. Crab canapés; tomato-and-smokedsalmon mini-pizzas TASTE OF THE SEA $35.25 McCLELLAND'S Single malt Scotch, Scotland, amber whisky, 750 mL SAQ code: 11374286 Scotch whiskies from the island of Islay are famous for their notes of iodine, a characteristic afforded by the nearby ocean. This one also conveys impressions of vanilla and citrus. Smoked oysters; three- or four- year-old cheddar GREAT FINDS BORDEAUX BLISS $20.75 CHÂTEAU DE CAROLLE Graves AOC, France, red wine, 750 mL SAQ code: 11401547 Bordeaux's Graves appellation gets its name from the region's gravelly soils, particularly favourable for growing grapevines. Ample and fresh, this red presents notes of cherry, raspberry and wood. Entrecôte bordelaise ; duck-leg confit Prices are subject to change without notice.

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    ALBERT BICHOT 10 n tchin tchin To go with seasonal dishes, here are wines typical of each of our taste-tag groups. Focus on Freshness Conveying green-apple aromas and good acidity that bring out the best in casual meals, this dry, flavourful Bourgogne Aligoté is just right with cheese fondue or haddock fillets with leeks. Bourgogne Aligoté AOC, France WHITE WINE, 750 ML (00130724) $15.95 WHITE-WINE PAIRINGS... Fabulous With Fish Bursting with a lovely bouquet of scents - peach, apple, flowers - that stimulate the taste buds, this Pinot Grigio is delightful with smoked-salmon pasta or fish ceviche with lime. FOLONARI Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie IGT, Italy WHITE WINE, 750 ML (10915108) $14.85 Richness All-Round This Chardonnay releases aromas of butter, vanilla and pear. Presenting mild acidity and a full mouthfeel, it complements salmon in Béarnaise sauce or chicken pot pie. FLEUR DU CAP Chardonnay, Western Cape WO, South Africa WHITE WINE, 750 ML (00340406) $14.45 Asian Accents From lychee to rose to candied lemon, this medium-dry Gewürztraminer boasts an array of exotic notes and is sensational with sautéed ginger chicken or shrimp pad Thai. PFAFFENHEIM Gewürztraminer, Alsace AOC, France WHITE WINE, 750 ML (00197228) $19.85

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