Thursday, September 7, 2022
For 40 years now, the Quebec wine industry has continued to grow. Did you know that Quebec now has 160 vineyards that offer more than 1,000 unique wines?! With more than 80 grape varieties grown on the Quebec terroir, the wines from here benefit from an impressive diversity! Whites, reds, oranges, rosés, sparkling wines of all types thus make it possible to offer a very wide variety. Enough to quench the growing thirst of Quebecers!
On September 12, I taste a Quebec wine!
For a 9th year in a row, the Conseil des vins du Québec (CVQ) invites people to take advantage of September 12 to discover (or rediscover!) a wine from Quebec.
Let’s also challenge all Quebecers to taste a new locally produced wine in order to bring our magnificent terroir to life and shine!
Do not miss our video capsule “Why taste a Quebec wine on September 12? In this short video, the winegrowers of Quebec reveal the different reasons to taste it throughout the year! To watch the video “Why taste a Quebec wine?” » click here: https://youtu.be/z1iUo7zUkHA
From September 8 to 12, content will be shared on the digital platforms of the CVQ association: vinsduquebec.com, social media Facebook and Instagram as well as on the page jedegusteunvinquebecois.com
A little history of “September 12, I taste a Quebec wine”
In 2014, three residents of Granby, Julie Bourdon, Virginia Houle and Samuel Gosselin, encouraged by the success of the initiative “On August 12, I buy a Quebec book” had the idea of inviting Quebecers to enjoy of the harvest period to taste a Quebec wine.
“Quebecers love the pleasures of the table, sharing their recipes and little sins. By selecting a local wine and sharing their experience on social networks as part of September 12, people are actively participating in the development and then the recognition of our terroir and wine industry,” says Mr. Gosselin.
Wine associations, tourism associations, public markets and the SAQ quickly jumped on board and allowed the initiative to continue.
About the Quebec Wine Council
35 years ago, a group of winegrowers decided to unite to defend the interests of winegrowers in order to advance our beautiful industry. The Association des vignerons du Québec was officially created in 1987 — and was renamed Conseil des vins du Québec (CVQ) in 2018.
Today, the CVQ is an interprofessional association open to all players in the Quebec wine industry which brings together 125 members, including 96 vineyards, which represent nearly 90% of all wine production in Quebec – which unite their efforts and their collective experience to grow and promote the Quebec viticulture industry – one cuvée at a time!
Conseil des vins du Québec
C. P. 89022 — CSP Malec, Montréal (Quebec) H9C 2Z3