La Grande Dégustation 2021​ workshops

This year, discover a very special version of La Grande Dégustation de Montréal.

List of workshops
From November 15 to 21, 2021

Attend 9 free live workshops with 37 producers from 10 countries and a dozen experts from here, while discovering 43 featured products carefully selected by A3 Québec member agencies, highlighted in inspiring content.

La Grande Dégustation offers you an experience that allows our industry to shine throughout the province while at the same time promoting human encounters with experts and producers who will tell you the story of their products.

Workshop themes

All workshops are in French only, except for workshop No 7 (California) and participation is free. You don’t have to purchase the featured products to participate.

Workshop 1 - Italy (French only)
Monday November 15– 6:00 p.m.

Interested in Italian wines? Enjoy a dynamic Italian virtual wine tour in the company of great wine producers and their excellent wines.

Hosted by Élyse Lambert, Master Sommelier, 5th Best Sommelier in the world 2016 and columnist for Radio-Canada.

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Workshop 2 - France (French only)
Tuesday November 16 – 6:00 p.m.

From yesterday to now: discover the evolution of French wines. Discover the wines of one of the largest wine-producing countries in the world: France.

Hosted by sommeliers Carl Villeneuve Lepage and Mylène Poisson.

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Workshop 3 - California (French only)
Wednesday November 17 – 6:00 p.m.

An overview of the most important producing region in the United States through interviews and wines of major producers.

Hosted by Michelle Bouffard, sommelier, author, and wine columnist.

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Workshop 4 - World Tour (French only)
Thursday November 18 – 6:00 p.m.

Travel the world of wine in search of originality. Australia, Portugal, South Africa, and Argentina… to each their own modern touch!

Hosted by Karyne Duplessis-Piché, author and wine columnist at La Presse.

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Workshop 5 - Spain (French only)
Friday November 19 – 6:00 p.m.

Cava of great finesse, mineral albarino, sunny red wines: this Spain tour will sure give you pleasure! Taste the best this country has to offer!

Hosted by Jacky Blisson, Master of Wine.

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Workshop 6 - Official cocktail of La Grande Dégustation 2021 (French only)
Friday November 19 – 8:00 p.m.

Discover cocktail basics in a relax yet dynamic atmosphere led by Alambika team. On the menu: two cocktails that unite simplicity and flavors, all enhanced by a touch of glam.

Hosted by Alambika experts.

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Workshop 7 - California (English only)
Saturday November 20 – 4:00 p.m.

In a dynamic yet informative workshop, wine writer Mandi Robertson will guide you through the most important US wine region: California. You'll be tasting some premium wines and virtually meeting great wine producers.

Hosted by Mandi Robertson, wine writer.

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Workshop 8 - Languedoc-Roussillon (French only)
Saturday November 20 - 7:00 p.m.

Great producers of Languedoc-Roussillon meet you in this workshop both educational and entertaining. Taste different wines that allows you to understand this French wine region.

Hosted by Nadia Fournier, author of Guide Du vin and wine columnist.

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Workshop 9 - Veneto (French only)
Sunday November 21– 5:00 p.m.

Travel through Veneto and discover the typical wines of this north-eastern Italian region, the 8th largest wine region of the country.

Hosted by Véronique Rivest, 2nd best sommelier in the world 2013 and wine columnist at La Presse.

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