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Unzippity doo dah

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RASPIPAV, the more exciting of Quebec’s two wine agency associations and the force behind the popular Salon des vins d’importation privée, has announced the dates for the 2017 edition of Printemps dézippé, its spring wine expo: Wednesday, April 19, at the Marché Bonsecours in Old Montreal and Thursday, April 20, at the Espaces Dalhousie in Quebec City.

The schedule appears to be the same for both events: wine trade and media types only from noon to 5 p.m. ($6 admission for unlimited tasting; preregistration required) and the general public from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. ($20 admission at the door, which gets you a glass and ten coupons exchangeable for pours; additional coupons can be purchased on site). The expo has a great track record, so this is virtually guaranteed to be fun.

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Written by carswell

March 19, 2017 at 12:43

Le printemps dézippé

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RASPIPAV, the more exciting of Quebec’s two wine agency associations, is holding a spring edition of its private import expo, this Monday, April 28, at the Marché Bonsecours. Dubbed Le printemps dézippé (unzipped spring), the expo is reserved for restaurateurs between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. (free admission though preregistration and presentation of a business card at the door are required) and open to the general public from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. ($20 admission, which gets you a glass and ten tickets exchangeable for pours). A number of the most interesting local agencies will be present, offering tastes of their wares. The expo has a great track record, so this is virtually guaranteed to be fun.

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April 27, 2014 at 14:29

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Salon des vins d’importation privée: 2013 edition

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The sixth and biggest ever edition of Raspipav‘s Salon des vins d’importation privée, the city’s most enjoyable wine show, is taking place this Saturday and Sunday, November 2 and 3. The venue is the Marché Bonsecours in Old Montreal. The doors are open from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday. (A separate session from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday is limited to in-the-business types.) $15 gets you admission, a tasting glass and a few coupons you use to pay for the wines you taste. Additional coupons are available for purchase, though in practice few booths charge for tastes if they see you’re serious about wine appreciation.

Around 80 visiting winemakers will be on hand to present their products. More than 1,000 wines, none of them available at the SAQ, will be poured. What’s more, for the first time ever, you’ll be able to purchase wines by the bottle instead of the usual case (you pay at the salon; delivery by courrier is a few weeks later).

A number of events with winemakers are planned before, during and after the salon. Six I know about are: a winemakers’ dinner at Les Trois Petits Bouchons on Thursday; Raspipav’s own La Paulée and oenopole’s more intimate four-course dinner at Nora Gray with Catherine Breton, Filippo Masseti. Thomas Pico and Ferdinando Principiano both on Friday; the concluding Vins, Vignerons et Vinyl bash at SAT’s FoodLab on Monday, featuring DJs, a bevy of big name local chefs and wines from Vinnovation, La QV, oenopole and Bambara; and Planvin’s tasting of Renard wines led by winemaker Bayard Fox and accompanied by hors d’oeuvres at Casa Bianca and La QV’s dinner with Morgane Fleury and Jean Roger Groult at Restaurant Les Affamés on Tuesday.

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October 29, 2013 at 11:11

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Salon des vins d’importation privée: 2012 edition

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The dates have been announced for this year’s private import wine expo, the Salon des vins d’importation privée. This is always the best wine show of the year – less crowded and unwieldy than the Grande dégustation de Montréal, filled with more interesting wines, populated by friendlier winemakers and agents, attracting a higher proportion of wine geeks and a lower proportion of tipplers.

The Montreal dates are Saturday, November 3, from noon to 8 p.m., and Sunday, November 4, from noon to 7 p.m. The venue is the Marché Bonsecours.

The Quebec City date is Tuesday, November 6, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., and the place is the Espaces Dalhousie.

Admission is $15. Coupons exchangeable for tastes can also be purchased, though not every booth requires them.

For more information, see the RASPIPAV site: raspipav.com

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October 2, 2012 at 16:21

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Be there or be square

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The 2010 edition of Raspipav‘s Salon des vins d’importation privée, the city’s most enjoyable wine show, is taking place this Sunday and Monday, November 14 and 15, at the Marché Bonsecours in Old Montreal. The doors are open to the general public from noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday. $15 gets you admission, a tasting glass and a few coupons you use to pay for the wines you taste. Additional coupons are available for purchase, though in practice few booths charge for tastes if they see that you’re serious about wine appreciation.

More than 500 wines, none of them available at the SAQ, will be poured. A pride of visiting winemakers will also be on hand to present their products and answer questions.

Several agencies have events with winemakers planned in the days before and after the salon. For example, on Sunday evening, La QV will be holding what looks like a fun and affordable cocktail dînatoire with Spanish and French winemakers in their new space on Beaubien. Rézin is organizing several events, including a dinner on Thursday featuring some of the delightful wines of Gaillac’s Domaine de la Causse Marines at Les Trois Petits Bouchons. And oenopole is hosting François Barmès of the biodynamic Alsatian estate Barmès-Buecher for a “six à sec” at Le Comptoir Charcuteries et Vins on Monday and a $90 (taxes included) four-course, six-wine meal at Au Cinquième Péché on Tuesday.

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November 10, 2010 at 15:23

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Mark your calendar

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The dates for this year’s private import wine expo, the Salon des vins d’importation privée, have been announced: November 14 and 15 in Montreal and November 17 in Quebec City. Details to be posted on www.raspipav.com.

grand salon d’importation privée de la RASPIPAV le 14 novembre prochain au Marché Bonsecours à Montréal et le 17 novembre à Québec. Vous pourrez y rencontrer la sémillante Virginie Maignien du Domaine Causse Marines (Gaillac) ainsi que Patrice Ollivier du Domaine Fougeray de Beauclair. Détails à venir sur www.raspipav.com

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October 4, 2010 at 13:17

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