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.
Saumur La Paleine 2017, Domaine de la Paleine
VdF Tète Blanche, Les Tètes
Sancerre Les Quarterons 2015, Domaine Riffault
IGT Costa Toscana Rosso Kepos di Ampeleia 2017, Ampeleia
Terre Siciliane Nero D’Avola 2015, Riofavara
Rosso di Montalcino 2016, Baricci Colombaio Montosoli
|BUBBLES||2 oz||4 oz||Bottle|
|Bugey Cerdon Méthode Ancestrale 2017, Renardat Fache (gamay, poulsard)||6||11||64|
|Prosecco Brut 2017, Cantina Pizzolato (gléra; Italie)||6.5||11.5||67|
|Méthode Traditionnelle Crémant 2016, Blomidon Estate Winery (seyval, chardo, acadie; N-É)||7.5||13.5||79|
|WHITES||2 oz||4 oz||Bottle|
|IGP Côtes Catalanes 2017, Domaine de Majas (rolle, maccabeu, carignan blanc)||4||7.5||44|
|VdF Tète Blanche, Les Tètes (sauvignon blanc, chenin blanc)||5.5||9.5||56|
|Saumur La Paleine 2017, Domaine de la Paleine (chenin blanc)||5.5||10||59|
|Alsace Pinot Blanc Cuvée Nature 2017, Anna, André et Yann Durrmann||6||10.5||61|
|Vino Rosato Chiar'otto 2017, Villa Calicantus (corvina; Vénétie) rosé||7.5||13.5||79|
|Sancerre Les Quarterons 2015, Domaine Riffault (sauvignon blanc)||7.5||13.5||81|
|Amphora Bianco 2015, Castello di Lispida (ribolla, friulano; Vénétie) orange||8.5||15||89|
|REDS||2 oz||4 oz||Bottle|
|Fronton La Folle Noire d'Ambat 2016, Domaine Le Roc (négrette)||5||9||52|
|Terre Siciliane Nero D'Avola 2015, Riofavara||5.5||10||58|
|DO Manchuela P.F. Bobal 2017, Ponce (Espagne)||6||10.5||63|
|VdF Uno Scugnizzo à NY 2014, Zélige-Caravent (carignan, cinsault; Languedoc)||6.5||12||70|
|Burgenland Blau Fränkisch 2016, Moric (Autriche) MAG||7.5||13||156|
|Côtes du Rhône Villages Sablet Ténébi 2015, Domaine de Piaugier (counoise)||7.5||14||82|
|Rosso di Montalcino 2016, Baricci Colombaio Montosoli (sangiovese; Toscane)||8||14.5||86|
|Manhattan Blanc||13||Kilinger rye, Vergano vermouth|
|Le Flip||13||Chic Choc rum, Amernoir, egg, nutmeg|
|Margarita Rose||11||Tequila, lime, hibiscus, cranberry salt|
|Québec Mojito||12||Pur vodka, Desrochers vermouth, mint, lime|
|Penicillin||14||Ballantine's whiskey, ginger, lemon, Lagavulin|
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.