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Academie du Vin, Zurich

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Mémoire & Friends

The Swiss Association for the wine, Mémoire des Vins Suisses, brings together representatives of numerous winegrowers' associations and leading producers from around Switzerland. So, along with some seminars, you’ll have the chance to meet some of the leading producers of Swiss wine from the regions of Valais, Vaud, Geneva, Three Lakes Region, German-speaking Switzerland and Ticino

August 29, 2011 (All day)
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Kongresshaus Zürich, Zurich

Kongresshaus Zürich is on of the main convention centers of Zurich, Switzerland.

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Masters of Food & Wine Zurich – Park Hyatt Zurich

I don’t think calling the Masters of Food & Wine Zurich a Culinary Retreat would be too wide off the mark. Certainly at the luxurious end of the Swiss wine event spectrum, this long weekend organized by Frank Widmer (executive chef at Park Hyatt Zurich) and the Junge Schweiz – Neue Winzer (Young Switzerland – New Wine Makers) should highlight what Switzerland has always excelled at, good food, fine wine and hospitality.
The Masters of Food and Wine Package is CHF 3’580 per person.

September 27, 2011 (All day)
September 30, 2011 (All day)
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The Wine Grapes of Switzerland

Freisamer

The Freisamer plays more of a role in Graubünden but has a small presence in a few other cantons. It’s a hybrid of Silvaner x Pinot gris, developed in Freiburg in the Breisgau region. A temperamental grape that puts great demands on the type of soil and location—do I hear you say “terroir”?—it’s been trying to make a name for itself since the sixties but hasn’t really taken off.

Durize

Durize is a red wine grape, possibly indigenous, grown in the Valais district of Switzerland

Riesling

A classic German white variety, Riesling (or Petit Rhin) is rare in Valais but does produce good results on the favorable schistose soils around Sion.

Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart.

Ecclesiastes

Swiss Alps, cows, wine bottle and large clock face in Bern, Switzerland

Fine Swiss Wine

Discover Switzerland’s odd grapes, small producers, and eclectic tastes