Uncorked! Wine Tasting at the Museum
The Canadian Museum of Civilization invites you to a truly unique wine-tasting experience, transporting you across space and time!
Sip and savour your way through one of the charming settings of the museum’s galleries. Your palate will explore interesting vintages and flavours, along with food pairings inspired by venues along the way.
Mix and mingle with savvy sommeliers and microbrewers, museum curators 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 21st century.
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 experiencing growing competition with those of many other countries, France remains the inspiration for winemaking practices adopted worldwide.
Friday, February 15
6 pm and 7:30 pm in English
6:45 pm and 8:15 pm in French
- $50 for museum members
Tickets must be purchased in advance; available online starting December 15, 2012.
Space is limited. You must be 18 years of age or older to attend.
Offered in partnership with L’Amicale des Sommeliers du Québec (section Outaouais) and Les Brasseurs du Temps.