Wine tasting evening Desjardins at Lac-Beauport
By Guy Doucet, president and founders of Alfred
Last thursday, on May 17th, I attended a tasting event organized by our Alfred team at the Entourage sur-le-Lac hotel located in Lac-Beauport. It is our partner, the Caisse Desjardins de Charlesbourg and its main administrators, François Bergeron and Marie-Andrée Villeneuve, that made me discover this very high level establishment inaugurated in 2017. Located on a private beach in Lac-Beauport, this new modernly designed hotel offers various animations and activities that will surely appeal to you.
We had invited around 70 wine enthusiasts for a tasting of exceptional products. These guests were impressed by the format and the very high quality of the products served. We were able to taste, only to name a few, fine wines from Burgundy, an 18L Bollinger bottle, an excellent 2003 Tignanello and a “Les Carruades de Lafite” 2000 originating from the Alfred private collection.
If these very rare wines that can’t be found on the market certainly impressed our guests, the sommeliers of Alfred definitely did their part in regards to the overall tasting experience. All of the wines were briefly presented by Kler-Yann Bouteiller, a well-known popularizer and an Alfred expert sommelier. I was personally impressed by the team of sommeliers lead by Sébastien Legasse, an expert sommelier, but also a mathematician who is a part of the wonderful Alfred team. It is the hard work for the preparation, the decanting and the service of the wines at their ideal temperature that qualify the Alfred experience. Last night, I received many positive comments of guests that took some of their very valuable time to let me know about their satisfaction in regards to the event. In reality, it is the Alfred team that deserves the credit, as these passionate men and women give it their all for the product, the people and the relational aspect that comes with the tasting of wine.
Justine Pelchat, Pierre Nicoulet, Francis Martin, Sébastien Legasse and Kler-Yann Bouteiller. Looking forward to meet you in an upcoming Alfred event.