This year, The Grande Dégustation, the largest annual meeting of wine, beer and spirits enthusiasts in Eastern Canada, pays homage to Champagne, Washington State, Riesling and cocktails—four themes that could not be more fitting as Montreal celebrates its 375th anniversary!

Grande Dégustation - Scarlet Chair

Take a break in the Mobilia Salon

When the organisers asked of this prestigious event asked us to participate, for a second year in a row, we couldn’t  help but say a resounding YES! This year, Mobilia will be furnishing the “Mobilia Salon“, a lounge space designed with our favourite velour chairs, Scarlet along with other “lounge-worthy” pieces designed for maximum comfort! Also, we have partnered with Éduc’Alcool to furnish a bistro area within the exhibition itself.

New this year, a free app is now available for download, offering features designed to enhance the visitors’ experience!

The Most Important Wine Event in All of Eastern Canada

“La Grande Dégustation de Montréal has become a can’t-miss event for winemakers (…) who come together to share with a crowd of curious, attentive visitors who are eager to make new discoveries”  Daniel Richard, president of LGDM

SPOTLIGHT ON CHAMPAGNE, WASHINGTON STATE, RIESLING & COCKTAILS

 

Grande Dégustation - Champagne

Discover all that Champagne has to offer

Champagne: As Bubbly as Ever

What could be more appropriate as we celebrate the 375th anniversary of the foundation of Montreal than this festive sparkling wine born from a long-standing tradition of excellence! This year’s edition will be an opportunity to deepen your knowledge and discover new pleasures through this historic, high-quality beverage.

State of the Art

As the second largest premium wine producer in the United States, Washington State offers a wide range of quality wines that delicately balance old world structure with new world fruit. As a youthful wine region, Washington State is consistently ranked among the top wine producing regions in the world.

Grande Dégustation - Washington State

Aerial view over Benches Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills AVA, Washington

Riesling: Mythical Pleasure

Mostly grown in cooler regions, the legendary Riesling is a timeless classic that is a pleasure to (re)discover. This late variety forms the basis of a wide range of wines, no wonder it maintains its position as one of the most sought-after choices for any season and any occasion.

Cocktails: The Perfect Mix

With their surprising, spectacular, or simply delicious taste, cocktails have never been so popular! The sprouting of artisan distilleries is a strong indicator of a movement which is embracing current trends.

Cocktail bar:  visitors will have the chance to attend fun demonstrations and tastings designed to better master the world of mixology.

Grande Dégustation Cocktail Bar

See demonstrations at the Cocktail Bar

Two VIP and other day passes to be won!

Leave a comment on this article with the name of the person you would like to go with to the exclusive VIP event that will be held on Thursday November 2nd 6:30pm to 10pm. A winner will be announced on Monday, october 30th at 3pm E.S.T.

Many other day passes will also be drawn!


ACCESS
Place Bonaventure, 800, de la Gauchetière West, Metro Bonaventure.

OPENING HOURS

OPENING NIGHT VIP EVENT:
Thursday, Nov. 2   6:30pm to 10pm
Friday, Nov. 3   3 – 9 PM (general public)
Saturday, Nov. 4   1 – 9 PM (general public)

ADMISSION
Tickets : $15 on site, $12 pre-sale. Tasting coupons: $1.


About La Grande Dégustation de Montréal

La Grande Dégustation de Montréal is a unique gathering where more than 200 wine producers, distillers and brewers come together to share their passion with more than 13 000 wine, beer and spirit lovers, connoisseurs and professionals in a special experience. At the forefront of a flourishing industry, the event allows Quebeckers to meet producers who come from all around the world, on top of offering an incomparable tasting experience.

La Grande Dégustation de Montréal is organized by the Association québécoise des agences de vins, bières et spiritueux and copresented by the Société des alcools du Québec. Founded in 1969, the AQAVBS has 80 members, including 60 agencies which represent more than 95% of products sold in SAQ locations.

www.lagrandedegustation.com/en