250 years of Masi wines

250 years of Masi wines



Les Vins Masi, which celebrates in 2022 the 250th anniversary of the first harvest of the Boscaini family in Valpolicella, have chosen the city of Quebec to mark this anniversary by holding a benefit dinner for the benefit of the Quebec organization of people with cancer (OQPAC). At the request of Luc Lescarbeau, retired from the SAQ Maguire, Luc Desroches (photo), general and commercial director at Masi Agricola for the Atlantic and Asia-Pacific regions, accepted the honorary presidency of this five-course dinner, washed down with Masi wines (obviously), which will be held on Saturday, October 1st, starting at 6 p.m., at the Hôtel Le Bonne Entente in Québec. Since its creation in 1984, the OQPAC's mission has been to offer personalized services and community activities based on welcoming, listening, mutual aid and solidarity that are specifically aimed at people with cancer and their loved ones in the Capitale-Nationale region, from Portneuf to Charlevoix. Information and tickets ($250/person) at 418 529-1425.  

The musical community in mourning 

Sad news. The internationally renowned tenor Benoît Boutet(photo) died in Toronto, in a tragic accident, on September 1, at the age of 62. Originally from Charlesbourg, it was with his father, Pierre, that he learned to sing. After studying music at the Collège de Sainte-Foy, the Conservatoire de musique de Québec and Laval University, he perfected his skills at the Piccola Opera (1983) and at the University of Toronto (1984-86), before be part of the COC (Canadian Opera Company). During his career, Benoît Boutet has been regularly invited by the greatest Canadian opera houses (Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Quebec [photos], Rimouski and Montreal) as well as in the United States, France and the Kingdom. From the Netherlands. Under the direction of internationally renowned conductors, he has sung in concert with the symphony orchestras of Quebec, Montreal, Edmonton, Vancouver, Calgary, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Detroit, Cincinnati, Naples (Florida). The funeral will take place on Saturday, October 15, at 1:30 p.m., at Saint-Charles-Borromée Church in Quebec (Charlesbourg sector). My condolences to the family and loved ones.  

In remembrance

September 14, 1982: Grace Patricia Kelly, 52, who became Princess Grace of Monaco, film actress, died at the Princess Grace Hospital Center in Monaco. Leaving the day before with her daughter Stéphanie, they are victims of a serious car accident, on the road located in the town of La Turbie (in France). At one point, the car deviates from its trajectory and leaves the road in a yaw and descends a steep slope then stops 35 meters lower (photo). Stéphanie suffers a cervical fracture while her mother suffers a severe cerebral hemorrhage. Plunged into a deep coma, Grace Kelly died the following day, September 14. 


Brigitte Boisjoli (photo), Quebec singer (Star Académie 2009), 40 years old… Louis-Alexandre Pitre, head professional at the golf club Pinegrove… Tony Finau, American professional golfer on the PGA Tour, 33 years… Jean Rompré, from Quebec, prominent figure in Quebec tennis, 68 years … David Desharnais, professional hockey player playing with Fribourg-Gotteron HC, of ​​the Swiss National Line, 36 years old… Mike Ward, comedian from Quebec, 49 years… Tim Wallach >, baseball player, with the Expos from 1980 to 1992, 65 years… Gill Gauthier, humorist and impersonator from Quebec, 72 years… Claudette Taillefer, animator, mother of Marie-Josée, 86 years old. 


September 14, 2021. Norman Gene MacDonald, known as Norm MacDonald(photo), 61 years old, humorist and actor born in Quebec… 2017: Grant Hart, 56 years old, American musician, singer and drummer of the group Hüsker Dü… 2015: Fred DeLuca, 67 years old, co-founder of the Subway fast food chain… 2014: Miroslav Hlinka, 42 years old, Slovak ice hockey player… 2009: Patrick Swayze, 57 years old, actor, dancer, singer and American author (Lassive Dance) … 2007: Jacques Martin, 74 years old, one of the great hosts in the history of television public in France… 2007: Robert Savoie, 80 years old, internationally renowned baritone… 1996: Rose-Alma Ouellette, known as “La Poune”, 93 years old , actress, Quebec humorist… 1992: Paul Martin father, 89 years old, last surviving minister from the Mackenzie King era.

The 2 50 years of Masi wines