La Grande Dégustation de Montréal Begins today

MONTREAL, Nov. 8, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, tomorrow and Saturday, La Grande Dégustation de Montréal opens its doors to wine, beer and spirit aficianados. Producers, artisans and vignerons alike are expecting over 12 000 visitors at Montreal's Palais des Congrès for an exclusive tasting experience. On the menu: 24 countries, 210 producers and 1 200 products, of which 600 are private imports. Three themes will be honored: Portugal, with its 39 invited producers, Cabernet-sauvignon and rhum.

Opening hours : Thursday, from 4pm to 9pm, Friday and Saturday from noon to 9pm.

Media is invited to the inaugural opening

Thursday, November 8th from 11am to noon, Montreal's Palais des Congrès 1001, place Jean-Paul Riopelle, La Presse stage.

Attendees

Philippe Duval, President and CEO, SAQ
Alain Brunet, Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, SAQ
Lucien Davalan, President, l'AQAVBS
Jorge Monteiro, President, Vins du Portugal
Carlos Ferreira, Restaurateur and spokesperson for Portugal, honnorary country
Jessica Harnois, president of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS) and spokesperson for Joyeux Novembre

Winetasting event for media from noon to 4pm

The Grande Dégustation de Montréal is brought to you by the Association québécoise des agences de vins, bières et spiritueux and the Société des alcools du Québec.

SOURCE: Grande Dégustation de Montréal

For further information:

Marie Bouchard
Viviane Roy Communications
514 982-9100 / info@vroy.com / Press room : 514 789-3471