Grand Prix du Vin Suisse co-organisers VINEA Association and Vinum magazine are delighted to announce the 2018 edition of the leading competition for Swiss wines, to be held June 25th – 30th.
No less than 2867 wines will be tasted in Sierre by 158 judges, and there are 32 more entries than in last year's competition, despite the fact that the 2017 harvest was the lowest in 40 years.
Switzerland Tourism (ST) and Swiss Wine Promotion Ltd (SWP) have entered into a partnership aiming at enhancing the value of Swiss wine tourism and wine products. This partnership will allow both organizations to benefit from numerous synergies to optimize the reputation of Swiss wines and Switzerland as a wine tourism destination.
The Annual General Meeting of the Fédération Mondiale des Grands Concours Internationaux de Vin et Spiritueux (VinoFed) was held in Madrid on March 10, during the Concours Bacchus.
The following were elected to the Executive Committee:
- François Murisier: President
- Zoltan Zilai: Vice-president responsible for development
- Wolfgang Haupt: Vice-president responsible for relations with Germany
The secretariat was entrusted to
Once again ProWein will open for three days from March 18 through 20, 2018 in Düsseldorf. This international wine trade fair is exclusively reserved for professionals. It has been organized since 1994 by the Messe Düsseldorf Group, and has become, over the years, together with Vinexpo, the major event for international operators and decision-makers in the wine and spirits sector.
The Institute of Masters of Wine has welcomed 18 new Masters of Wine (MWs) to its membership at the Institute’s Annual Awards Ceremony in London. The ceremony celebrates the induction of the new MWs to the Institute and recognises individual excellence in all aspects of the Masters of Wine (MW) examination. There are now 369 MWs based in 29 different countries.
The stars of the Swiss wine scene were announced at the Gala dinner held in Bern, attended by Switzerland's major players. Of the 78 short-listed wines from across the country, 39 were award winners, carrying off the first, second and third place prizes given for each of the 13 categories. This year, all of Switzerland's wine regions won awards, with canton Valais winning 6 of the competition's 13 categories. Les Frères Dutruy (Founex, VD) took the highly-coveted prize of Swiss Winery of the Year 2017.
Sierre, September 2, 2017: the 2017 edition of the VINEA Swiss Wine Fair closed its doors after three very successful days during which the many visitors discovered the fair's new features. The inclement weather did not dampen the spirits of the 6350 visitors who attended the 24th VINEA Swiss Wine Fair and the producers declared themselves satisfied, notably by the quality of the attendance and the presence of younger wine enthusiasts from across French-speaking Switzerland. The event's new features - in particular the Tasting Workshops – met with great success.
Every year, Swiss Wine Promotion in cooperation with the acclaimed Gault & Millau gastronomic guide, nominates the Swiss winemakers who produce exceptional wines and contribute to the promotion of Swiss wine quality in Switzerland and abroad.
Voici les gagnants du concours des caves ouvertes 2017. Merci à tous les participants.
Hier sind die Gewinner der offenen Weinkeller 2017. Vielen Dank an alle, die mitgemacht haben.
Here are the winners of the 2017 Open Wineries Contest. Thank you to all who took part.