If the pandemic affects the regular holding of La Grande Dégustation de Montréal, wine lovers and enthusiasts will be able this year to take advantage of celebrations at home from October 26 to 31, to meet producers, improve their knowledge, participate in tastings and to stock up on exclusive wines for the Holidays. Here is an overview of the programming of La Grande Dégustation is coming to your home! an event organized by A3 Québec and co-presented by the SAQ.
Discoveries and trips from home, October 29, 30 and 31
Petites Dégustations: 9 90-minute webinars and around sixty private import products to discover
Whether it’s for a trip to Tuscany, discovering original products, opening up Champagne or getting to know lesser-known regions of the world, the nine Petites Dégustations will allow you to taste around sixty wines, which can be ordered before October 4, then delivered to the chosen SAQ, before the event. With family or friends, each of its 90-minute evenings promises to be unforgettable.
To register, those interested can now go to the Grande Dégustation website, reserve their place, with their relatives, of course, respecting public health instructions. Each ticket sells for $ 11.14 and a limit of 50 reservations is available per webinar. The ticket includes the connection link to the interactive platform, a matchmaking interface for the duration of the event and product order recommendations to be tasted during the webinar event.
“We offer a lively and friendly event, a privileged meeting with renowned producers and specialists. On the day of the tasting, the participants will be able to discuss, listen to these producers share their passion, ask questions and above all, have a good time traveling with wine ”, explains Catherine Lessard, A3 Quebec General Manager.
The nine themes are: Tuscany, Modern Touch, West Coast, France and Elegance, Travel in Italy, Italian Chic, Grand Luxe Champagne, 100% France (three regions) and a Spain-Chile-Argentina trio.
In Premiere for 2020: 200 private import products offered individually!
While private imports should normally be ordered in a minimum batch of 6 or 12 bottles, La Grande Dégustation is known for its unique offer, unit orders, carried out on site.
This year, the result of a partnership with representative agencies and the SAQ, the event will be a popular destination for ordering one or more bottles online, among those offered in the vast catalog of 200 products ready to order, simply by going to the La Grande Dégustation site. This offer will be available for the duration of the event, from October 26 to November 1.
Orders will be delivered before the holiday season to the SAQ store chosen by the customer. “We are grateful for the exceptional support from the SAQ for the organization of the logistics aspect of orders and deliveries, throughout Quebec,” said Catherine Lessard.
Meeting with the producers
From October 26 to 31, the virtual exhibition hall of La Grande Dégustation comes to your home! will also allow participants to take advantage of a matchmaking platform with national and international producers, ready to exchange views, in chat mode or by videoconference. Free of charge, available upon registration, these matches will be an opportunity to select their areas of interest and then receive proposals from producers with whom to make an appointment, in addition to being able to view their wine list.
About La Grande Dégustation is coming to your home!
Presented from October 26 to 31, 2020, La Grande Dégustation is coming to your home! is an A3 Quebec initiative, co-presented by the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ). At the forefront of a flourishing industry, the event allows Quebecers to interact with producers from all over the world, in addition to offering an incomparable tasting experience. Founded in 1969, A3 Québec has 84 members, including 70 agencies representing over 97% of the products sold in SAQ stores.