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.
Alsace L’Enfant Terrible 2016, Bernhard & Reibel
Burgenland Pinot Blanc 2016, Brigit Braunstein
Kalkundkiesel 2016, Claus Preisinger
Dogliani Superiore Pirochetta Vecchie Vigne 2013, Cascina Corte
IGT Lazio Rosso Lacaldera 2015, Andrea Occhipinti
IGP Terre Siciliane SP68 2016, Occhipinti
|BUBBLES||2 oz||4 oz||Bottle|
|Cidre Foule Bulles, Clos Saragnat||3.5||6||35|
|Vin Mousseux Brut Le Rouge, Domaine Bergeville (frontenac noir, sabrevois, marquette)||5.5||9.5||57|
|VdF Cuvée Ephémère Brut, Julien Braud (melon; Muscadet, Loire)||6||11||64|
|WHITES||2 oz||4 oz||Bottle|
|Vin de Grèce Atma Blanc 2016, Thymiopoulos (xinomavro, malagousia; Naoussa)||4||6.5||37|
|VdF Le P'tit Blanc du Tue-Bœuf 2016, Clos du Tue-Bœuf (sauvignon, menu pineau; Loire)||5.5||9.5||57|
|Alsace L'Enfant Terrible 2016, Bernhard & Reibel (pinot blanc)||5.5||10||60|
|Terrazze Retiche di Sondrio Aurum 2016, Sesterzio (chardonnay, chiavennasca, rossola; Valtellina)||6||10.5||61|
|VdF Attention Chenin Méchant 2016, Nicolas Reau (chenin blanc, Loire)||6.5||11.5||67|
|Kalkundkiesel 2016, Claus Preisinger (wiessburgunder, grüner veltlier, chardonnay; Autriche)||7.5||13.5||80|
|REDS||2 oz||4 oz||Bottle|
|Côtes Catalanes Rouge 2016, Domaine de Majas (carignan, grenache; France)||4.5||7.5||45|
|Malbec Gualta 2014, Barbarians (Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentine)||5.5||10||60|
|Cabernet Franc Reserve 2015, Tupun (Tupungato Valley, Argentine)||6||10.5||61|
|VdF CA 16, Domaine de la Cessière (carignan; Languedoc)||6||10.5||63|
|IGP Terre Siciliane SP68 2016, Occhipinti (nero d'avola, frappato)||6||11||64|
|IGT Lazio Rosso Lacaldera 2015, Andrea Occhipinti (grechetto rosso; Italie)||7||12.5||73|
|Violette||12||Pisco, blueberry, St-Germain, egg white|
|Le Verglas||11||Vodka, Vermouth Desrochers, tonic|
|Negroni-ni||12||Gin Tanqueray, Vermouth Cocchi, Aperol|
|London Fog||12||Jim Beam, Amaro del Capo, Earl Grey syrup|
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…click the link to email Roxanne 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.