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.
Swiss viticulture loses one of its spearheads for developing its wines. Pierre Keller, honorary president of the Office des Vins Vaudois, has passed away at the age of 74 years.
The selection committee met end of March to examine 373 abstract submissions for the Congress. The significant number of international experts proposing contributions underlines that this Summer’s Congress in Geneva is central to current vine and wine challenges.
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:
The Swiss Wine Gala is always a high point of the year, and this year's event was no exception, coming at the end of an outstanding harvest and attended by 440 guests.
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.
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.
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