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…” Local sommelier Maude Renaud-Brisson teams up with the city’s hottest restaurants to entertain a crowd of largely restaurant and wine industry folks, casual wine enthusiasts, and their pals. B.Y.O. for a small corkage fee that goes to charity.”...

"If you don’t already know Maude, she is one of the most passionate wine professionals on the west coast and she is beloved for it. She can fill a room with captivating stories of winemakers and terroir and reverence for quality and authenticity in wine, and she does it with a priceless jab of raw, French-Canadian sass."

…”For those long dinners, I like to keep my glass filled with something refreshing—pass me the Pinot Noir! I would put a slight chill on a bottle of the Kutatás from Vancouver Island or Lighting Rock Elysia Vineyard Pinot Noir from Summerland and likely finish the bottle in the hot tub!"...

- Nikki Bayley

…”running 5 to 8 p.m., is the monthly edition of her popular “apéro” evenings, which take place at rotating venues, each featuring a cohost chosen from a solid roster of highly regarded local sommeliers. The events are based on the decidedly French tradition of apéro, or apéritif: commonly, an early-evening time when work and chores are cast aside in favour of socializing and casual revelry over snacks and drinks with friends and colleagues.”...
…”it’s this monthly get-together curated by local somm Renaud-Brisson that best captures the relaxed, buzzy, jovial spirit of that hole in the wall in the 9th Arrondissement that you went to last summer. And it’s cheaper than that Air France ticket.”...

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