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Ice wine and ice cider on a terrasse

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Ice wine and ice cider on a terrasse

I'm interested in trying ice wine, and my son is interested in trying ice cider, sitting on a nice terrasse at a wine bar. Would places like La Buvette Chez Simone or Le Vin Papillon typically have ice wine/ice cider? I couldn't find an online drinks menu for them. Any other wine bars (with terrasses) that might have ice wine & cider? Thank you.

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1. Re: Ice wine and ice cider on a terrasse

Ice wine is best in real small quantities with dessert so finding it at wine bar is not something that will help with the tasting. It is really sweet tasting when you get a good one and works well to finish off a meal.

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2. Re: Ice wine and ice cider on a terrasse

Thanks, cbaarch.

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3. Re: Ice wine and ice cider on a terrasse

Oh gosh, i think i have seen ice cider once or twice on a menu. It's really not common to serve them in restaurants or establishments.

There are some half bottles at the SAQ for ice cider. Domaine Pinacle is one. One thing you could try is a BYOB restaurant, meaning you bring your own alcohol. You can bring as many bottles as you want, and take a small bottle of ice cider or ice wine with you for desert. They will give you an ice bucket to keep it cold.

I think that would be the easiest solution and probably more cost effective too.

You can check on the SAQ website for availability:

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Don't be afraid to ask for help at SAQ, the personnel is highly trained.

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4. Re: Ice wine and ice cider on a terrasse

Ice wines are really expensive and ice ciders just a wee bit less so I doubt that any place with terrasse serving wine by the glass with no meals will be serving them. Think about sauternes, again too expensive for a terrasse.

Personally, in upscale restaurants where they are often offered by the glass on the wine list (just like sauternes) I take a glass of ice wine instead of a dessert or a glass of ice cider to match with either foie gras or specific desserts.

Also they are usually served on the so called INAO glass and the regular portion is 4 ounces. Too much of a good thing can indeed be too much!

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5. Re: Ice wine and ice cider on a terrasse

If you have a car, taking a day trip to Quebec's wine country would be a great option - about an hour's drive. Many of the wineries have beautiful terraces and offer both ice wine and ice cider. http://www.laroutedesvins.ca/en/

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6. Re: Ice wine and ice cider on a terrasse

Thank you all. I appreciate the responses.

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7. Re: Ice wine and ice cider on a terrasse

Just an update - we found ice wine and ice cider at the Jean Talon market, which we bought and drank at a BYOB restaurant (on a terrasse as we had hoped). It was really delicious. Thanks for the suggestions. Montreal is a lovely city!

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8. Re: Ice wine and ice cider on a terrasse

Thanks for a great reminder of item to look to buy. What was the name of ice wine/ice cider and any particular part of the Jean Talon market we should look for this ice wine? Sounds fun.

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9. Re: Ice wine and ice cider on a terrasse

question about the SAQ mentioned above. It is pronounced 'sack' or ess aye que ? These are liquor stores, yes? Or just beer and wine?

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10. Re: Ice wine and ice cider on a terrasse

They are liquour stores .... spirits, wine, some beer ...

Pronounced as the letters. Ess, aye, que.

https://www.saq.com/content/SAQ/en.html

Edited: 07 August 2018, 14:49
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