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Weekly Wine –Quotidien

31 May

Quotidien
Year: NA
Canada
1000 ml
10.5% ABV
$7.99 (Quebec grocery store)

This wine comes in a very dubious looking tetra-pack. There are farmers picking grapes on the label. There is a wine bottle – a wine glass.
And yet – when I first saw this package, and even now, I think that this is a chicken broth package.
But it is not chicken broth and remarkably the wine is not bad.
It is quite passable – light, fruity and slightly acidic.
This is not really a table wine. It is not just the tetra-pack or the image on the front. The wine is fine – as I mentioned. The wine is quite uninteresting. The fruitiness is unremarkable and rather generic. It will make a fine wine for a picnic. Or camping. Or the beach. Or even just chilling on the deck.
This is the first passable cheap Quebec wine that I found.
Mervellieux.

Elk on guard

2 Apr

At the Omega Park near Montabello, Quebec, there are guard posts staffed by friendly elk. They let you pass if you feed them.

Weekly Wine – Cote

22 Mar

George DeVilliers L’Entre-Cote
Year: N/A
Canada
750ml
11% ABV
$8.95 (Quebec gas station)

This label is fine looking.
Quite classy – one could mistake it for a nice French wine.
The label in the back claims that it is well balanced and well rounded.
Hmm.
Frankly it tastes like someone poured a bunch of leftover wine after a party into a vat and topped it off with some tap water to get the volume just right. In fact, this wine is a blend of various wines – none of them particularly good I suspect.
The bland flat flavour is punctuated, however, by a bizarre sourness that gets progressively more pronounced as one goes along drinking the wine.
I’m just getting down to the end of my first glass and am already thinking that my head will hurt me in the morning if I have another glass. Heck, it might hurt my while I drink the second glass.
Do I need to conclude the review by stating you should avoid this mixture?

Night bridge

10 Apr

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It was night in Trois-Rivières, Quebec and I just needed to get this shot.
This bridge, the Laviolette Bridge that spans the St.Laurence river is very impressive.
It was pitch dark and I had no tripod. The shore was a bog as it was spring. I had no boots.
I leaned against a tree and hoped for the best.

On the Top

15 Jun

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Of Mount Tremblant. Quebec.
The weather was nice ’cause it was summer.