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The perfect rosé for the right meal

Award winning sommelier and cookbook author François Chartier just launched his sixth wine at the SAQ  - Le Rose de Chartier. 

He's studied molecular gastronomy and aromatic science to find out exactly which foods pair with it best. 

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Ice cider at award-winning Domaine Pinnacle

Domaine Pinnacle sign.jpgThe CBC's Jacquie Czernin, host of Breakaway in Quebec City, brings us the story of an entrepreneur who is helping to put the Townships on the wines and spirits maps of the world.

Charles Crawford, along with his wife and partner, Susan Reid, have won more than a hundred gold medals internationally for their pioneering ice ciders, maple liqueurs, and most recently, their much-in-demand Ungava gin.

Jacquie Czernin recently visited Domaine Pinnacle
near Frelighsburg, by the Quebec-Vermont border

The owners told Jacquie how a love of the region has lead them to the pinnacle of success.

(Photo courtesy of Domaine Pinnacle) 

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Domaine du Ridge: stomping grapes like Lucy

Jacquie Czernin at Grape Stomp.jpgIt was one of the funniest "I Love Lucy" episodes ever, Lucy stomping grapes, her feet getting more and more purple....

The CBC's Jacquie Czernin got to try old-fashioned grape stomp in the Townships herself this week. She was crushing grapes with her bare feet as part of a seasonal wine-making event at the vineyard of former Member of Parliament Denis Paradis. It's called Domaine du Ridge, and it's 44 acres of vines near the village of St-Armand (near Frelighsburg).

Jacquie Czernin brings the story to Sonali Karnick from our Quebec City studio, where she hosts Breakaway on CBC Radio.


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