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Wine Pairing Throwdown

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Monday June 4 6pm / 7pm / 8pm

Is Véronique REALLY one of the best sommeliers in the world? You be the judge!

Sit down to a 4-course dinner prepared by our chef Kris Kshonze and with each course we’ll pour 2 wines: one chosen by Véronique and one chosen by our sommelier-servers. You get to decide which one is the better match. We’ll keep score and the winner gets bragging rights for the rest of the year.

$95 /person + tx & service
Call 819-600-7643 to reserve. Please advise us of any allergies ahead of time.

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Tasting 101

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Monday, May 7 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The basics of wine tasting decoded and explained in only two short hours. What are we trying to identify in a wine? Why do we swirl? Is spitting a thing? Do we really need to make that silly bird face?

6 wines and some canapés will be served: $75 +tx
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Micro-cuvées Tasting – Parés Baltà Winery

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Thursday, May 10 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Beyond Cava, did you know that Parés Baltà produces exceptional high-end wines? Be one of the 12 guests to attend an intimate tasting and discussion with Joan Cusiné Carol. Joan will be presenting 3 of his micro-cuvées. Parés Baltà is truly in a class all its own; biodynamic, family-owned and run, innovative, and elegant.

Please note: this event will be held in French.

Tickets are $30 + tx through Eventbrite

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The Many Faces of Grenache – Parés Baltà Winery

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Thursday, May 10 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

How can a red grape be so versatile? Discover 6 grenache wines produced by Parés Baltà. We are fortunate to have Joan Cusiné Carol, from this biodynamic family-run domaine, with us for the evening to guide this special tasting.

Sit down to a tasting of 6 examples of Grenache wines guided by a pioneer in biodynamic viticulture, Joan Cusiné Carol from Parés Baltà.

Please note: this event will be held in French.

Tickets are $35 + tx on Eventbrite

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Canada's 50 Best Bars

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We’re honoured and humbled to have made the list of Canada’s 50 Best Bars by Canada’s 100 Best!!!

A big congratulations to The Moonroom, Union Local 613, Bar Laurel & Belmont for also making the list of Canada’s top 50 bars, and to Atelier, Riviera, Fairouz, North & Navy, Stofa Restaurant & Les Fougères for being named amongst Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants of 2018!

Ottawa-Gatineau is proud. ❤

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Loire Wine Show

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Soif is very excited to announce our very first Wine Show! In collaboration with the wine agencies Boires and La QV, we will be welcoming 6 amazing winemakers from the Loire Valley. Each winemaker will be here pouring 2 of their wines.

Winemakers:
– Domaine de la Marinière
– Domaine Millérioux
– Domaine Terres d’Ocre
– Le Facteur
– Domaine Fouassier
– Domaine Grosbois

Ticket price includes a taste of each of the featured 12 wines, some light snacks, and a lot of fun!
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Old World vs. New World

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Monday, April 23rd from 5:30-7:30
We often hear about New World and Old World wines. What does it mean? Is there really and difference and if so, why? An exploration of the different styles, winemaking philosophies and techniques.
6 wines and canapés will be served $75
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Exceptional Wines (April)

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 6:00-8:00pm
Veronique will be opening some amazing wines. Some once in a lifetime wines. It might not be possible for everyone to taste such expensive and rare bottles all the time but here’s your chance to try a few in one night.
6 wines will be served $125
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Wines selected by Véronique Rivest… at 30,000 feet

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February 9, 2017 (Gatineau) – Soif – Bar à vin is proud to announce a partnership between world renowned Quebec-based sommelier Véronique Rivest and Air Canada, Canada’s largest domestic and international airline.

As part of a new livery unveiled by Air Canada to celebrate its 80-year history and Canada’s 150th anniversary, the airline wanted to showcase Canadian talent and premium on-board products.

As Air Canada’s new sommelier, Véronique Rivest will develop the wine program with a selection of Canadian, as well as old and new world, wines that change seasonally to highlight the best wines to be enjoyed at 30,000 feet. Véronique will also expertly pair the wines with the dishes created by British Columbia-based chef David Hawksworth, which showcase some of the finest Canadian ingredients from across the country.

During the launch event in Toronto today, guests were treated to a sampling of some of the new onboard menu choices that will be available for Air Canada passengers starting this April; notably, a Vineland Estates Winery white wine from Ontario’s Niagara region and Les Athlètes du Vin, a French Pinot Noir.

The first wine list curated by Véronique Rivest will be available to Air Canada’s International Business Class passengers in April.