SAQ and TASTE MTL wish wine and spirits lovers a HAPPY NOVEMBER!

Posted on October 10th, 2013 by .

SAQ Happy november

The SAQ is making the month of November very memorable with Happy November! Coinciding with TASTE MTL, connoisseurs, amateurs and those curious to learn more about wines and spirits have tons of activities to take in. With 300 winemakers to meet and 2500 products to taste, the options are abundant…

À votre santé!: On October 30, those passionate about wine will come together for an evening of champagne tasting and a standing cocktail dinner prepared by talented Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux Jérôme Ferrer at Place des Arts. This event is an annual fundraiser benefitting the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Foundation.

Babette’s Feast: Movie buffs and foodies alike know the movie well, but now it’s time to become part of the film. On November 1, enjoy a fabulous feast at L’Entrepôt Dominion. The profits of this evening go to the Jewish General Hospital – Alzheimer Research.

SAQ Happy November

Montreal Passion Vin!: This event invites all wine lovers to numerous wine tastings, along with opportunities to meet well-known wine producers from around the world and to savour some delicious dishes made by top chefs. The Hilton Bonaventure Hotel hosts this activity for two days, November 1 and 2.

Le Salon des Vins d’Importation Privée: From November 2 to 4, the Marché Bonsecours is the place to visit if you want to know more about private wine imports. Festivities begin on Friday evening where you can take part in a dinner attended by some winemakers and then the weekend rolls on with tastings.

Les Classes de maître de l’ITHQ: On November 4 and 6, perfect your wine knowledge with ITHQ classes taught by master sommeliers including Romain Cruson, Lianne Castravelli and Bertrand Eichel and featuring guest wine producers. On November 27, take part of a historic meal orchestrated by 3 Michelin star guest chef Pierre Gagnaire.

SAQ Happy November La Grande Tablée

La Grande Tablée: November 11 gives food lovers an opportunity to enjoy a fantastic meal created by Montreal’s top chefs. This event organized by La Tablée des Chefs helps families in need in the city.

La Grande Dégustation de Montreal: California, Chardonnay and world vodkas are the guests of honour at this 3rd annual event. On November 8 and 9 at Place Bonaventure, 250 Californian producers, over 60 types of Chardonnay and incredible vodkas are yours to discover. The best part? You can order private imports on site!

La fête des Vins du Québec: This year, on November 29 and December 1 at Marché Bonsecours in Montreal, Happy November ends off with Quebec local wines, cheeses and gastronomic products taking center stage. Come taste, explore, and discover what Quebec is all about. Cheers!

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