Véronique Rivest is
2nd, WORLD’S BEST SOMMELIER
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Real wine is what we love — wines that are a reflection of a place and a time, from grapes grown with love and respect for the land.
Vin du Québec Le Couchant 2018, Les Pervenches
Vin rosé 2018, Domaine Beauchemin
Vin du Québec Julep 2018, Négondos
Galice Cortezada 2017, Fedellos do Gouto
VdF Fer Servadou 2016, Patrick & Joёl Rols
IGT Sicilia Nerojbleo 2016, Gulfi
|BUBBLES||2 oz||4 oz||Bottle|
|Cidre Baumier, Cidrerie Polisson (Oka; Québec)||3.5||6.5||38|
|Montlouis-sur-Loire Triple Zéro, Domaine de la Taille aux Loups (chenin; Loire)||7||12.5||73|
|VdF Rose à lies, Lise et Bertrand Jousset (gamay, grolleau; Montlouis-sur-Loire)||7.5||14||82|
|Crémant d'Alsace Brut 2014, Albert Boxler (pinot blanc, auxerrois, noir)||8||14||84|
|WHITES, ROSÉS, ORANGES||2 oz||4 oz||Bottle|
|VdP Atlantis 2018, Domaine Argyros (assyrtiko, athiri, aidani; Grèce)||4.5||8.5||49|
|Pfalz Kallstadter Riesling Kabinett Trocken, Koehler-Ruprecht (Allemagne)||5.5||9.5||57|
|IGT Provincia di Pavia Piume 2018, Azienda Agricola Martilde (malvasia; Lombardie)||6||11||64|
|Vin du Québec Julep 2018, Négondos (seyval; Mirabel) orange||6.5||11.5||69|
|Alsace Bergheim 2016, Domaine Sylvie Spielmann (sylvaner)||7||12||72|
|Vin du Québec Le Couchant 2018, Les Pervenches (chardonnay; Farnham)||7||12.5||74|
|Amphora Bianco 2015, Castello di Lispida (ribolla, friulano; Vénétie) orange||8.5||15||89|
|REDS||2 oz||4 oz||Bottle|
|IGT Sicilia Nerojbleo 2016, Gulfi (nero d'avola)||5.5||10||59|
|Bairrada Maria da Graça 2016, Tiago Teles (alfrocheiro; Portugal)||6||11||65|
|VdF Fer Servadou 2016, Patrick & Joёl Rols (Sud-Ouest; France)||6.5||11.5||68|
|Saumur Puy-Notre-Dame 253 2016, L'Austral (cabernet franc; Loire)||7||12.5||73|
|Côtes du Rhône Il Fait Soif, 2018, Maxime-François Laurent (grenache, syrah, cinsault)||7||12.5||75|
|IGT Isola dei Nuraghi Perdixi 2017, Olianas (bovale; Sardaigne)||7||13||76|
|Menfi Micro Cosmo 2016, Cantine Barbera (perricone; Sicile)||8||14||83|
|East meets West||14||Sake Daigo no Shizuku, Waxwing, lemon, egg white|
|Ti' Punch||11||Dark rum, hibiscus, lime|
|Tarraco Sunset||13||Padro vermouth, green Chartreuse, tonic|
|Mint Julep||11||Jeam Beam, mint, lemon, soda|
Wine is better with food! Kris’ menu is meant for sharing: small plates and boards inspired by what’s available locally and seasonally. The food is unpretentious and wine-friendly by design.
Our guided workshops are led by Véronique or one of our trained sommeliers. No matter your knowledge or experience, you’re sure to learn something new! Whether it’s discovering a region or uncorking back vintages, pairing wines with food or practicing the fundamentals of tasting, it’s all about learning, exploring and sharing.
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We welcome groups of any size up to our maximum capacity of 75 people. We do fabulous “5 à 7”-style events (cocktail parties that fit into the sliver of time between work and home, great for decompressing or gearing up for a night out) but we also offer wine discoveries, guided tastings, business dinners, private workshops, team building…download the Detailed List, then click Contact Us to send an email and let us know what you’re looking for!
SOIF Bar à Vin is a true wine bar, where wine is our focus. Our concise but ever-changing list offers authentic wines, wines that speak of a place, with a focus on organic and biodynamic growing practices. Natural and real wines made by passionate people!
But wine wouldn’t be the same without food! And they both make each other better. SOIF has a full kitchen and offers an award-winning menu of small and sharing plates, allowing guests to grab a bite or have a full meal. The food is purposely simple: great ingredients and simple preparations, to let flavors shine through and be very wine-friendly.
Véronique Rivest, the sommelier-owner, is one of the most respected sommeliers in Canada and abroad. She was the first woman to reach the podium at the World’s Best Sommelier Competition, placing 2nd in Tokyo in March 2013.
SOIF is all about pleasure: the pleasure of discovering new wines, of tasting, exploring, learning and sharing. All in a very laid back, friendly and fun atmosphere.
Where to Park
Meter parking is available on Rue Montcalm until 3pm. Paid parking lot in front of the Théâtre de l’Île available until 5pm.
Free street parking: Sainte-Bernadette, Charles-Bagot and Wright have 1hr parking and Taylor and de Carillon have 2hr parking.
Parking is free evenings after 6pm and on weekends on Rue Montcalm or in the municipal lot across the street.