Virtual 2020 Awards Ceremony from the OIV

On Thursday evening, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine presented the outstanding award winners of the 2020 Edition of the OIV Awards. The laureates: authors, website creators and publishing houses presented their work rewarded by the Jury which granted a total of 19 Prizes and 10 Special Mentions to 26 books and 3 websites.

Websites make a significant entry in the OIV Awards due to the quality of the publications awarded.


Grand Prix du Vin Suisse: Cave St-Pierre in Chamosonis the 2020 winery of the year

3071 wines – the third highest number ever – were submitted for the Grand Prix du Vin Suisse (GPVS) 2020 edition that was so adversely affected by the Covid-19 crisis. In a competition characterised by very high quality levels, Cave St-Pierre in Chamoson (VS) took away the coveted title of ‘2020 winery of the year’. Nadia and Diego Mathier in Salgesch, record winners at the GPVS competition over the years, have also once again made waves with wins in three of the 13 categories.


Tribute to Sue Style

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.


The 2019-20 list of the 125 best winemakers designated by Gault&Millau has been published

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.


Cave de la Côte (Tolochenaz) wins Swiss Winery of the Year 2019 award at record-breaking edition

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.


Aurélien Blanc is the best sommelier of Switzerland in 2018

This trophy rewards the winners of the biennial sommelier contest organized by the Swiss Association of Professional Sommeliers which opens the door to the European and world competitions of the profession. To date, Paolo Basso is the only Swiss to have won the envied title of Best Sommelier of the World, in 2013.


This year the Best Sommelier of Switzerland is: