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Fête des Vignerons - Tickets go on sale on 17 September

From July 18 to August 11, 2019, once in a generation the Fête des Vignerons dazzles hundreds of thousands of spectators in Vevey.

Recognized by UNESCO on its list of intangible cultural heritage, the Fête des Vignerons brings generations together, connecting people from the villages, the countryside and the vineyards, locals and foreigners, and offers each visitor the opportunity to go beyond themselves, to transcend and collectively participate in a show unique in the world.

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Off track: Swiss trains slammed for snubbing local wines

It's one of the great pleasures of life in Switzerland – sitting with a glass of (overpriced) wine in the restaurant car of a train and watching the spectacular scenery roll by.

But Swiss gourmand Josef Zisyadis was shocked recently when he discovered foreign wine had made it onto the new drinks menu of Swiss Federal Railways (SBB/CFF).

“Do they serve anything other than French or Italian wines on French and Italian trains?” asked the director of Switzerland’s annual slow-food Week of Taste festival after seeing the options available.

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Swiss Wine Campus

Dear friends of swiss wine,
Dear producers,

Swiss Wine Promotion (SWP) is launching an e-learning plateform to raise awareness of swiss wines and increase the knowledge of those who serve it. Supported by GastroSuisse, this free training online was elaborated in association with the wine school of CHANGINS and the hotel school of GENEVA.

As producers if you are interested in contributing to it, connect to www.swisswine-campus.ch, and consult the "Producers" tab to look at some examples.

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World of Wines Expo 2018: The Best of Swiss Wine

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?

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On balance (an open letter to Elisabeth Pasquier)

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. 

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The wine market - An event held in Geneva

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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