Quebec may not — yet — be recognized as a major wine producer on the world scene, but that hasn't stopped Montreal from being the wine-loving city that it is. Several reputable wineries dot the southern part of the province, and while the provincial liquor agency (SAQ) maintains strict control over private imports, talented Montreal sommeliers work with wine agencies to build dynamic lists at local establishments, many of them spotlighting natural juices. As a result, wine-centric restaurants, like Little Burgundy's Vin Papillon or Mile End newcomer Beau Temps, are popular here, as are bars like vinvinvin and Le Rouge Gorge, where wine takes pride of place.
Here is a shortlist of Montreal's top wine destinations, spots ideal for lingering over a glass of wine and making your way through a solid selection of small plates.
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