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Mandi Robertson: Pairing with poutine? You bet

It’s my favorite time of the year. Poutine Week has finally returned and from now until February 14, restaurants all over the globe will be attempting to create a unique poutine using a vast variety of toppings, sauces, and more. The event is in its 10th year, and I’m thrilled that I have an excuse to order poutine as much as I want over the next two weeks … you know…all for the sake of research.

If you head over to their website, the poutine possibilities are endless, and I have gathered up a few different wines that I think would go brilliantly with these humble, heart-warming dishes. For more info on La Poutine Week and to order yours, head to

Quack Poutine – BRGR & MAC

  • Pulled duck, crispy onions and shallot.
  • Christophe Pacalet Chiroubles, 2020
  • SAQ: 12847831. $28.75

For delicate flavours like duck, a soft yet flavourful and juicy wine is an ideal pairing for this poutine dish. This Gamay from Christophe Pacalet is the essence of Chiroubles in Beaujolais. The wine has a gorgeous, perfumed nose with notes of bright red berry fruit like strawberries, red cherries, red currant, and lovely spice. The soft tannins, quaffable acidity and silky palate is pure pleasure. Smooth, fresh, and vibrant this is oozing with elegance and grace. Simply beautiful.

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