Thursday, October 20 – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Reserved for industry professionals and the media

Animated tastings

Presented by

La Grande Dégustation de Montréal invites you to participate in a series of animated tastings on different themes.

These animated tastings are free of charge and places are limited. Registration is on site and animated tastings will take place on the 2nd floor of the Grand Quai.

Friday, October 21 – 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Room 1 – The Air Canada Wine Route
Hosted by Natalie Richard
A world tour to discover some of the most beautiful wine regions, the discovery of exceptional wines, sometimes even unsuspected and tips to make your next trip on the world’s wine routes a success.
5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Room 2 – Wines of Abruzzo
Hosted by Guénael Revel
Abruzzo, a mountainous region in central Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea, has been producing wine since ancient Rome. We offer the opportunity to discover Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, Controguerra, or Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, appellations which, for more than a decade, have been competing in quality with the neighbouring regions and which, when served with a meal, offer an original culinary harmony.

6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Room 1 – Washington State Wines

Hosted by Nadia Fournier
The history of the Washington vineyard is rather recent, but this state located on the west coast has everything of an awakening giant. Between the bold cabernet sauvignons, the voluptuous syrahs, the crisp and vibrant rieslings, and other curiosities, we bet that you will find what you are looking for.

7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Room 2 – Alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails workshop
Hosted by Alambika
Towards a new useful, tasty, and inclusive mix! The last year has seen an incredible boom in non-alcoholic… How alcohol, non-alcoholic and the pairing of the two in low alcohol cocktails can be achieved. Alcohol and alcohol-free: a cohabitation in our glasses made to last.

7:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Room 1 –Alsace wines
Hosted by Nadia Fournier
Alsace is a complex mosaic of soils and microclimates, brilliantly translated by a range of grape varieties. Its terroir is also one of the greenest in the country: the region’s winegrowers are French pioneers in terms of organic and biodynamic farming and sustainable development.

Saturday, October 22 – 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Room 2 – Wines of Moldova
Hosted by Liudmila Terzi
Description to come

4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Room 1 – Wines of Portugal
Hosted by Nadia Fournier
Thirsty for new horizons? Portugal, with its thousand-year-old vineyards and a hundred native varieties, has everything to please you. Trincadeira, Alvarinho, Arinto, Viosinho, Baga and Tinta barroca will offer you antidotes to boredom. Full of promises !

5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Room 2 – Sélections Mondiales des vins Canada

Hosted by Réal Wolfe, President of SMVC Canada 2022
Discover the Sélections Mondiales competition and taste some wines from the top 50 gold medal winners of the 2022 edition.

6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Room 1 – Wines of California
Hosted by Paul Desroches
Discover the diversity of California wines with an exclusive tasting of Cabernet Sauvignon from 5 different California appellations. See how California’s regional terroir shapes the wines of the American Golden State!

6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Room 2 – Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja, the excellence of the wines from Spain
Hosted by Andreas Kubach MW, Spanish wine expert residing in Madrid
A region which has always lived by and for wine, and which today renews its passion to show the whole world the grandeur and diversity of its lands, with a know-how and mastery that only centuries of practice can confer.
7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Room 1 – Dolce Vita Cocktail Workshop
Hosted by Invasion Cocktail and Tap Tap Cocktail
Unleash your inner bartender! The Invasion Cocktail Festival offers a mixology experience with its partner, Tap Tap Cocktail. In this workshop, you will have the privilege of creating 2 cocktails yourself, while discovering more about Italian liqueurs and spirits.