For the past three years, Les Roches students have organised the World of Wines exhibition. A one-day event showcasing the quality and diversity of Swiss wines, the WOWExpo is held at our Bluche campus. This year, the third instalment took place on Saturday 21 April, and welcomed a selection of different wine-producing regions, world-renowned sommeliers and blind tastings.
How did the WOWExpo get started?
Dear Elisabeth, when last we saw each other, rushing at the end of yet another wine tasting (so many in 17 years!), we promised to have coffee or tea, perhaps a verbena, some morning, “soon, soon”, probably in Sierre and maybe even in the sunshine - and then we each remembered things from our too-busy schedules and “soon, soon” was pushed a little further into the distance. The idea was to put another stitch in a friendship, to mend patches where it had worn thin, to prod again the shiftable boundaries of a professional working relationship.
Taste wine and buy direct from over 30 Swiss wine makers at the second wine fair being held at the Village du Soir this weekend.
See demonstrations of the barrel making skills of the Doreau de Cognac cooperage or have tasting lessons by Nathalie Favre (by reservation). Try out something tasty from the food trucks and sit back, relax and enjoy the live music that’s on offer.
SATURDAY 24TH MARCH 2018
WHERE: Village du Soir, 24 route des Jeunes, 1227 Carouge.
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