GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – If you’re near Bellinzona Thursday 14 March, this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity: the Mémoire des Vins Suisses annual tasting session open to the public, where you can taste vintages from the past 10 years of some of Switzerland’s finest wines.
The wines are from the Trésors des Vins Suisses collection, or wine bank, of the group of 50 wineries that are members of the MDVS, the country’s elite club of wine producers.
Each producer adds 60 bottles of each vintage for a wine that is selected when the winery becomes a member, and at an annual meeting the group holds its own tasting session to comment on and discuss the wines, as well as inviting the public to do the same at an open session.
- Date: Thursday 14 March
- Place: Castelgrande, 6500 Bellinzona
- Time: 14:00-18:00
- Tickets: entry is free if you register online in advance, or CHF20 at the door