WHISKY WORLD TOUR WORKSHOP
November 30th 2023
When it comes to whisky production Scotland now has lots of company at the top. In this whisky workshop you will discover the many interpretations of this very trendy spirit. New distilling countries from all corners of the world are now producing high quality whiskies. The usual suspects, Scotland, Canada, Ireland and the USA, are now competing with Japan, France, Taiwan and others. Come and compare this great selection of whiskies offered, including some available for the first time in Quebec. A tasting of six whiskies from different countries will help you understand how this prestigious spirit is evolving.
WORKSHOP – CHAMPAGNE AND SPARKLING WINES
December 13th 2022
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.
COURSE: INTRODUCTION TO WINE
Wednesday October 4-11-18-25 and Nov 1st
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.
COURSE: ITALIAN WINE
Wednesday, April 26, May 3rd and 10th 2023
We will cover history, grape varieties, appellations, classifications and vintages for all Italian wine regions. A tasting of three wines will be served every evening.
WORKSHOP – THE ART OF TASTING
Tuesday October 17th 2023
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
Tuesday November 14th 2023
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.
Tuesday December 5th 2023
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.
March 23th 2023
Sake is often enjoyed by those who love Japan and asian food. Although sake has gained in popularity recently, it is not well known or understood, often petrified in its hot version. During this seminar multiple aspects of this noble beverage will be explained by Sake amateur Alain Cuerrier : ingredients, production, styles, and origin. Come discover a variety of high quality sakes.