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Wine, beer and spirits tasting courses

Given by SAQ Certified Experts

Discover the fascinating world of wines, beers and spirits with the SAQ courses, an instructive and entertaining program combining theoretic learning and various tastings in a relaxed setting.

 

SAQ Courses

A WORLD TO DISCOVERThis link will open in a new window.

Discover the world of wine through its history, how it's made, tasting techniques and guidelines for matching it with food.

Prerequisite: none

THE TERROIRS OF FRANCEThis link will open in a new window.

Increase your knowledge of the terroirs of France while savouring wines from this amazing country.

Prerequisite: A world to discover

 

*** This course is in French only***

TASTING AND GASTRONOMY DELIGHTSThis link opens in a new window.

This course places the emphasis on learning through experience. Participants are invited to discover a whole world of pleasure and passion through wine tasting. The class finishes on a high note with a gourmet meal.

Prerequisite: The terroirs of France

 

*** This course is in French only***

WINES FROM THE NEW WORLDThis link will open in a new window.

Acquaint yourself with the youngest wine-producing countries and discover the characteristics of their main wines. Canada, the United States, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand are covered.

Prerequisite: A world to discover

 

*** This course is in French only***

VARIETALS: GET TO KNOW THEMThis link will open in a new window.

Discover the characteristics of 16 vine varieties and how they influence the end product.

Prerequisite: A world to discover

 

*** This course is in French only***

THE TERROIRS OF ITALYThis link will open in a new window.

Get in-depth information on the typical nature of Italy’s grape varieties, world-famous regions and taste the fruit of this country, rich in history, culture and traditions.

Prerequisite: A world to discover

 

*** This course is in French only***

 

SAQ Workshop

TASTING 101This link will open in a new window.

Learn the art of wine tasting and discover a world of flavours and aromas by tasting and sharing with other students.

Prerequisite: none

 

*** This course is in French only***

Wine-and-food pairingThis link will open in a new window.

Find out the basic rules of what makes a successful wine-and-food pairing and bring your dishes to a whole new level of enjoyment.

Prerequisite: none

 

*** This course is in French only***

BECOME A BEER CONNOISSEURThis link will open in a new window.

Familiarise yourself with the various types of beer, food pairing, the brewing process and mastering beer-tasting techniques.

Prerequisite: none

 

*** This course is in French only***

SCOTCH AND WHISKYThis link will open in a new window.

Scotch single malt, blend, Irish or Japanese whiskeys, etc.: Find out what sets them apart and how to identify all their aromas!

Prerequisite: none

 

*** This course is in French only***

PortThis link will open in a new window.

Learn about the the different types of port, its production, food pairing, and tasting techniques.

Prerequisite: none

 

*** This course is in French only***

SPARKLING WINEThis link will open in a new window.

Do you want to learn more about the differences between a Champagne, a sparkling wine and an effervescent wine? This workshop is for you!

Prerequisite: none

*** This course is in French only***

 

The educational content is developed by SAQ product experts while the courses are offered through our partner SAVORI.

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The SAQ Courses instructors are accredited by l'École du vin de Bordeaux.

Gift certificate for wine courses

GIFT CERTIFICATES

To purchase a gift certificate, contact our partner SAVORI at 1 855 781-2344.