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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

Gamay

This is the variety that produces all the Beaujolais wines. Later-ripening than Pinot Noir, Gamay is very widespread in the western, French-speaking part of Switzerland. But it is in Geneva that it has become the dominant red variety. Produced as a varietal in Geneva or blended with Pinot Noir in Vaud (Salvagnin) and Valais (Dôle), Gamay produces lively, light wines with vivacious aromas of freshly picked red fruits. These wines are best consumed young

Garanoir

A new variety (Gamay x Reichensteiner), developed in 1970 at Pully (Vaud), Garanoir ripens early. Can give interesting blends with Gamay, Gamaret or sometimes Pinot Noir.

Cabernet franc

Cabernet franc, one of the Bordeaux grapes, is a bit like the little brother of the Cabernet sauvignon grape. Cabernet franc is usually used for blending.

And how's this for a description of the perfect wine? "It's like the perfect wife--it looks nice and is nice, natural, wholesome, yet not assertive; gracious and dependable, but never monotonous.

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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