VINEA on tour in Geneva
Initié en novembre 2016, le premier VINEA on tour a été organisé pour répondre à une demande récurrente des producteurs de vins désireux de partir à la rencontre des amateurs de vins à travers toute la Suisse. La première édition s’est tenue à Zurich. Au vu du succès de la première édition, l’expérience a été reconduite et intensifiée plusieurs fois par an dans différentes villes de Suisse.
A l'occasion des caves ouvertes genevoises, les domaines ouvrent leur portes et font déguster leurs crus. Une occasion de partir à la découverte du vignoble genevois et de ses acteurs.
Offene Wein Keller - Caves ouvertes - Cantine Aperte – Open Wineries
It is with sadness that we have learned of the death of Sue Style, author of the recent book on Switzerland entitled "The Landscape of Swiss Wine". Sue Style was appreciated by the producers she attended, warm and endearing personality, she was an honest observer of the wine world.
Switzerland is famous for its chocolate and cheeses, but it may surprise many people to know that the country has a thriving wine industry as well. Sadly, most of us will never get to indulge in savoring a Swiss vintage because (thanks to its small production volume and thirsty citizens) less than 2% of the country’s wine is ever exported. That means that if you want to experience the bounty of one of Europe’s tastiest wine regions, you’ll pretty much have to go there yourself.
This seventh edition of the Gault&Millau awards brings the top Swiss winemakers in the limelight beyond the Swiss borders. In addition to the list of now 125 deserving producers, the guide is enriched with two special categories that highlight the special merits of certain producers: the "rookies" and the "icons". This 2020 edition offers a number of interesting changes and nominations.
Swiss winegrowers certainly had their moment in the spotlight on October 24th. Following on from 2018's historic vintage, there were no less than 3254 wines entered in the Grand Prix du Vin Suisse 2019. Of the 544 wineries who entered, around 80 made the short list, and only 39 won awards at the Gala du Vin Suisse. La Cave de la Côte is certainly no stranger to awards ceremonies but this is the first time it has ever won the coveted title of Swiss Winery of the Year 2019.
I love Swiss wine and have long rued that almost all of it is drunk by thirsty locals. So the best way to get to know these delectable bottles is to head to the source and base oneself in Lausanne.