The Museum invites you to a truly unique wine-tasting experience, transporting you across space and time!
Trendy yet traditional, contemporary yet timeless—this entertaining and interactive program is a great way to discover some of the exceptional wines being made by world-renowned vintners, while also enjoying inventive hors d’oeuvres with a distinctly regional flair. In addition, each night you can sample an alternate beer pairing, specially selected by a local microbrewer.
Mix and mingle with savvy sommeliers and microbrewers, Museum curator Jean-François Lozier and Chef Martin De Board as you discover little-known facts about the history of winemaking and how this traditional art is being reshaped in the twenty-first century!
French Wines – February 15, 2013
France is the world’s largest wine producer, tracing its winemaking history back to Roman times. France introduced the concept of “terroir” as well as regional appellation systems that categorize wine production and grape varieties into geographically defined regions. As you enter eastern Canada and make your way through Acadian farmlands to the Canada Hall’s New France Inn, you will sample and compare regional flavours and see how wine is deeply ingrained in French culture at almost every level of society. Although its wine industry is in growing competition with those of many other countries, France remains the inspiration for winemaking practices adopted worldwide.
During the evening, you will meet Historian Anne Marie Lane Jonah and Curator Ruby Fougère from Parks Canada’s Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site who will be presenting Heritage™ chocolate. This Historic Division of Mars product is made using 18th century techniques and only ingredients available at that time to recreate the flavour, texture and form of the chocolate served at the Fortress of Louisbourg in the days of New France. Anne Marie and Ruby collaborated on a recently published cookbook; French Taste in Atlantic Canada, 1604-1758: A Gastronomic History.
Offered in Partnership with L’Amicale des Sommeliers du Québec (section Outaouais), Les Brasseurs du Temps, Parks Canada and Mars Incorporated.
Other wine tasting evenings
Canadian Wines – April 12, 2013
Come enjoy some of the renowned Canadian wines that have shaped the Canadian industry.
Wines of the Old Continent – September 20, 2013
Many European countries besides France can also claim some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world. Discover their know-how.
New World Wines – November 29, 2013
You will discover why wines from Canada, Chile, the United States, South Africa and Australia, to name just a few, are bestowed with high honours among tasting panels worldwide.