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Les Prix du Public Desjardins 2018

Participate in a unique experience!


Québec Exquis Activité officielle Prix du Public Desjardins 2018

This year, Les Prix du Public are an integral part of Québec Exquis! This is the only wine and cider competition that seeks to obtain the opinion of Quebec consumers. For the 10th anniversary, renowned sommelier Véronique Rivest will be the guest of honour of the competition, which takes place in the Ballroom of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. It will offer an initiation to wine tasting for the 350 amateur tasters who sign up for the day.

Véronique Rivest sommelière
Veronique Rivest, sommelier



At last year’s edition, nearly 325 products placed in competition by representative agencies and producers in Quebec were blind tasted by 300 amateur tasters. These one-day tasters, representative of the average consumer, awarded 7 grand gold medals, 47 gold medals and 54 silver medals, with the help of wine experts, just as is done by the judges of international competitions. You can consult the list of all the winners with the Buyers Guide for the 2016-2017 Prix du Public Desjardins.


Each jury tastes a maximum of 10 products. The tasters receive prior instructions from the president of the competition as well as basic training on tasting techniques. The event takes place with the decorum and rigor worthy of the greatest competitions: bottles in bags, an international evaluation sheet, temperature control of service, uniformed personnel, etc.

The tasting is followed by a cocktail party where all tasters can share their experience and appreciation. Each participant receives a personalized certificate to mark their experience at the Prix du Public Desjardins.

IN 2018

This year, thanks to le Mouvement Desjardins, the 10th edition of the Prix du Public will have even greater impact, with a promotional tour and the distribution of the Buyers Guide at SAQ Sélection branches for a limited time. The contest continues in 2018 to be a place where Quebecers learn to appreciate wine and understand the art of tasting as well as providing a place for practical training for those who might be considering jobs in the industry. It will maintain the same professional standards as in 2017. A unique experience to live! 


What: Prix du Public Desjardins 2018

When : Sunday, April 22, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Ballroom, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, 1 rue des Carrières, Quebec, G1R 4P5

Cost : $ 90 to $ 450 (Taxes not included) SOLD OUT

Note: Event 18+

(Note : The programming could be changed)