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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Swiss wine expert, international wine judge and GenevaLunch.com editor Ellen Wallace will be offering a 70-minute introduction to Swiss Wines and guided tour of the Vinea Swiss wines fair in English Saturday 1 September, in cooperation with Vinea. This is a first for Switzerland’s largest outdoor wine event.
The mini-course and visit to six winemakers’ stands under the white tents that line the main street of Sierre, canton Valais will cover the following:
- Swiss grape varieties
- how to read Swiss wine labels
- why Switzerland is one of the most environmentally-minded wine-producing countries
- how to learn more from Switzerland’s hundreds of mainly small and often artisanal but highly professional wine producers
- a sampling, with background on where they fit into the bigger Swiss wines picture, of wines from different regions: a white varietal (single grape) wine, a white blend, red, red blend, sweet, sparkling and to end, a stop at special guest of honour Geneva wines.
Fee: CHF60, which includes the CHF40 entry fee to Vinea (valid until the fair closes at 19:30 Saturday).
Registration via GL donations page (note: fee must be paid in advance): payable in advance to the News in English Association, online via Paypal (which accepts credit cards and other currencies). Or you can pay directly in Swiss francs to our postal account using e-banking, or fill in a blank pink bulletin de versement, available at all post offices
Deadline: Wednesday 29 August, midnight
Number of places limited to 15 persons