Vaccination has started and better days are ahead. The Quebec government is assuring the majority of Quebecers should be vaccinated by September. With this announcement Les Conseillers du Vin wish to inform you that all activities (courses, tastings and workshops) will restart with the Fall 2021 semester. The new program of activities will be posted on the website this summer, probably in July. Thank you for your patience and support.
Course: Introduction to wine
Wednesdays September 30th, October 7-14-21-28th 2020
The Intro course will help you better understand wine by covering the major steps of winemaking, its raw material (vine and grape), the art of tasting and its vocabulary, the service of wine including glassware and cellaring. We will also discuss the most important international grape varieties, wine categories, wine and food pairings and obviously taste three (3) wines every evening.
Workshop – The art of Tasting
Tuesday October 6th 2020
The art of tasting : Come discover how to taste wines. Understand what to look, smell and taste for ! Increased vocabulary will help you express your opinion. See how easy the art of tasting becomes with simple basic information. With better knowledge of wine tasting and its vocabulary, comes highten appreciation and enjoyment. With tasting of 4 wines : 2 whites and 2 reds.
Workshop – New Trends : natural, orange, organic
Tuesday October 20th 2020
What’s new in the wine world : in this workshop we cover the latest changes and novelties in the production of fine wine : natural wines, organic and bio-dynamic wines, orange wines and the latest techniques that influence the new styles of wine produced today. Discovering these new techniques will help you better understand the various taste profiles of whites, reds and rosés produced in this era. Tasting of 3 wines.
Workshop – Red Grape Varieties
Tuesday November 10th 2020
Characteristics of reputed red grape varieties : in this workshop we analyze the different characteristics and aging potential of ten (10) well known and reputed red varieties. Tasting of 4 red wines from different grape varieties. Example : cabernet sauvignon, syrah, sangiovese and pinot noir.
Workshop – Wine & Food Pairings
Tuesday November 24th 2020
Wine and food pairings technique : this workshop is a presentation of a simple and easy to apply pairing technique that will help you create better wine and food matches. Also covered are mistakes to avoid, classic pairings and a few tricks for increased compatability. A tasting of 3 wines with food pairings.
Workshop – Champagne and sparkling wines
Tuesday December 8th 2020
Sparkling wines are very trendy ! In this workshop we will cover the many sparkling wines and Champagne from all around the world. Is Champagne really superior to other sparkling wines ? The different styles and methods to produce sparkling wines wil be explained. Come discover and understand why these bubly wines have become so popular. Tasting of 3 sparklers including a Champagne.