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Manuel de sommellerie professionnelle (paper copy)



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The bible for sommeliers and wine aficionados (in French only)

There are many books about wine, including collections of reviews and tasting suggestions, but this one stands out as THE reference manual on today’s wine world.


This book presents the appellations of small and large producing countries, including Canada, and takes into account Québec’s wine offerings. It also covers vineyard cultivation as well as service, management, sensory analysis of wine and food and wine pairing. Finally, it discusses other alcoholic beverages and bottled waters.

This work is both educational and intended for a wide audience. Authors Pascal Patron, Kathleen McNeil and Jean-Luc Jault, instructors at the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ), wanted to provide sommelier education, at the ITHQ and elsewhere, with a solid tool, while sharing their knowledge and passion with wine enthusiasts, whether they are novices or connoisseurs.


  • 1st place in the Best Drinks Education Book category of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2015
  • 3rd place in Best of the World 2016 in China
  • Honourable mention, encyclopedia category, Prix de l’Organisation internationale de la vigne et du vin (OIV) 2016

“A must among the books of its category.”
Thierry Debeur
Guide Debeur

“An impressive didactic work.”
Marc Chapleau
Chacun son vin

“A little wine bible every wine enthusiast should own.”
Patrick Désy
Le Journal de Montréal

Manuel de sommellerie professionnelle (in French only)
Published in 2015, 754 pages.


$135 (plus delivery fee in Québec)

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