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Improve your wine tasting and buying skills

How to choose better wines for every occasion

Date & time

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

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Master of Wine Jacky Blisson, BA 02


This event is free


University Advancement



Wednesday, October 21

In this interactive lesson led by Master of Wine Jacky Blisson, BA 02, you will learn the how and why of wine tasting, with some great tips on how to buy better wines for every occasion.

Participants who would like to taste along should buy/prepare the following:

  1. Crémant de Bourgogne Brut sparkling wine (9 - 12g/L dosage – most retailer websites and/or store staff will have this info)
  2. A recent vintage New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
  3. A recent vintage Cabernet-Sauvignon dominant (ie. Left Bank) Bordeaux, France or a Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
  4. They should also have two glasses ready: one with plain water, one with 25% vodka and 75% water

*Wine glasses should be poured and ready to taste at the start of the webinar.

Jacky Blisson

Jacky Blisson, BA 02 is a Canadian wine writer, educator, and is proud to be the first Master of Wine in Quebec.

If one counts the adolescent years she spent nosing old Bordeaux with her father and poring over Hugh Johnson tomes, Jacky has been immersed in the world of wine for over 30 years.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies at Concordia, Jacky moved to Burgundy to pursue a career in wine. While completing an Advanced Masters in Wine Science and International Trade at the CFPPA de Beaune and AgroSup Dijon, Jacky worked harvest seasons in Beaune and the Walker Bay, South Africa.

During her 11-year sojourn in France, Jacky held successive positions as UK and North American Export Sales Manager for Burgundy fine wine brokerage Domaine Wines and major Southern Rhône Valley winery Gabriel Meffre.

Since returning to Montreal, Jacky has focused on sharing her passion for all thing vinous through her freelance writing, frequent master classes, fine wine consulting services, and judging.

In her free time, Jacky also produces an eponymous YouTube wine education video series.

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