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:


Signature of an agreement between the City of Aigle and the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

Wednesday August 29 at 11:30 am marks the official start date of the collaboration project between the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles and the CMB Aigle 2019 association. Baudouin Havaux, chairman of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, and Frédéric Borloz, Mayor of Aigle, will sign the official agreement at Brussels City Hall. The ceremony takes place under the supervision of Marion Lemesre, Alderman for Economic Affairs for the city of Brussels.

The guide to the « 125 best winemakers of Switzerland » by Gault&Millau brings the best in the limelight

For the sixth time, the Gault & Millau awards brings the top Swiss winemakers in the limelight in Switzerland and beyond the Swiss borders. In addition to the list of 125 deserving producers, the guide is enriched with two special categories that highlight the special merits of certain producers.

More than 2860 entries for the Grand Prix du Vin Suisse despite 2017's low harvest

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. 


François Murisier elected President of VINOFED

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