La Grande Dégustation de Montréal Unveils This Year’s Festive Programming

Over 13,000 people are expected at Place Bonaventure from November 3 to 4

This year, the large annual meeting of wine, beer and spirits enthusiasts pays homage to Champagne, Washington State, Riesling and cocktails—four themes that could not be more fitting as Montreal celebrates its 375th anniversary. Over 200 exhibitors, including 188 producers from 15 countries, will be on-site to share their passion for the pleasures of food and drink, with an expected crowd of over 13,000 visitors.

The Most Important Wine Event in All of Eastern Canada

“In only a few years, La Grande Dégustation de Montréal has become a can’t-miss event for winemakers, distillers and brewers alike who come together to share with a crowd of curious, attentive visitors who are eager to make new discoveries,” says Daniel Richard, president of La Grande Dégustation de Montréal. “Our foremost goal is to offer a highly flavourful experience that promotes closeness, accessibility and pleasure. For this reason, the 2017 programming proposes captivating destinations and encounters with professionals who inspire and exude passion,” adds Richard.

Standing as a flagship event marked by discoveries and innovation, La Grande Dégustation de Montréal invites visitors to get up close and personal with specialists from around the world, and experience unrivalled culinary experiences where food and alcohol pairings take centre stage.

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 and offering a mouthful of bubbly, passionate, seductive flavour. This year’s edition will be an opportunity to deepen your knowledge and discover new pleasures through this historic, high-quality beverage.

  • Did You Know? The two cofounders of Montreal, Jeanne Mance and Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve, were both born in Champagne. 





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