61

wine, beer and spirits agencies are members of the AQAVBS.


2619

wine, beer and spirits producers located in more than 20 countries around the world are represented in Quebec by agencies that are members of the AQAVBS.


95%

of the products sold across the SAQ's outlets are represented by agencies that are members of the AQAVBS.

About us

 

Founded in 1969, the Association québécoise des agences de vins, bières et spiritueux (AQAVBS) promotes the interests of its members and their suppliers. The AQAVBS serves as a liaison between agencies and the SAQ, the Government of Québec, industry associations, the media, public interest groups and others, while promoting wines, beers and spirits throughout Québec.

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Through its members, the AQAVBS represents producers of wine, beer and spirits from around the world in their dealings with the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) and helps market their products in Québec. Most of the products sold at the SAQ are represented by AQAVBS member agencies.

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During its events, the AQAVBS invites professional restaurateurs, hoteliers, sommeliers, columnists, as well as the public, to sample gourmet delights and learn more about the world of wines, beers and spirits. The Grande Dégustation de Montréal, which is the largest annual wine industry gathering in Eastern Canada, is one the AQAVBS’s most important events.

 

Board 2016-2017

 
team member
Lucien Davalan
President
Vice-president
Société Commerciale Clément Internationale
 
team member
Dominique-Ann Coffin
Vice-president
President and Chief Executive Officer
LCC Vins et Spiritueux / Clos des vignes
 
team member
Michel Veilleux
Vice-president
Senior Vice-president Quebec
Charton Hobbs
 
team member
Julie Fortin
Secretary-treasurer
President
Importation Épicurienne
 
team member
Roch Bissonnette
Administrator
President
Sélections Oeno
 
team member
Daniel Lavergne
Administrator
Regional Sales Director Quebec and Atlantic
Treasury Wine Estates
 
team member
Wendy Laberge
Administrator
Sales Manager Quebec
Ernest & Julio Gallo
 
team member
François Ménard
Administrator
Vice-president Sales and Marketing
Univins et Spiritueux
 
team member
Jacques Lessard
Administrator
Director, strategic development and partners' relationships
La Céleste Levure

Permanent team

team member
Catherine Lessard
Operations Coordinator
team member
Junie Muyle
Communications Officer