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Walking through La Côte vineyards (Féchy-Vaud)

On the edge of Lake Geneva, between Geneva and Lausanne, the rolling hills of La Cote invite you to wander quietly in the vineyards. Discover the charms of the area between Aubonne and Rolle. Enjoy this amazingly scenic trail from which you will be able to see the Mont Blanc on a clear day. In each village you will find spots to taste the local Chasselas and Gamay wines.

Location: situated half way between Lausanne and Geneva (about 25 minutes by train), start: Aubonne bus stop, end: Rolle train station, distance: 6.5 kilometres, duration: 1 hour 30 minutes (non stop), difference in levels: upward 50 meters and downward 150 meters, difficulty: easy walking.

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Samuel Boissy, Head Sommelier at « Berceau des sens » (EHL) Lausanne

Samuel Boissy is from Bouillé-Lorertz, a town located in the region of Poitou-Charentes. Its inhabitants are called the Bouillavins and Bouillavines (literally the wine faces). Was that a sign on the path of our young wine taster ?  Samuel is the son of a schoolteacher and a welder; however, his path was not laid out in advance. “In the family we like to drink a good glass of wine and would easily open a bottle with our meals”. Samuel always liked wine, but did not plan to make a career out of it. It was only later thanks to significant encounters with wine specialists that he came to understand wine and its complexity.

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The Chasselas from Féchy to Dézaley, by Chandra Kurt

By | April 12, 2015


Designed and written by Chandra Kurt, a German Swiss journalist, polyglot, who has published two dozen books on wine. The book “Chasselas from Féchy to Dézaley” was published in 2014 at Orell Füssli.

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Jérome Aké Beda: From Abidjan to Geneva , the path of a gifted sommelier

First he hands you a glass of Chasselas, a Swiss grape he loves, requesting your view of his latest discovery; a rather pleasant introduction. Standing in a corner of his restaurant, his black sommelier apron tied around his waist, Jerome Aké Beda tastes different wines for an upcoming "winemaker evening," a food and wine pairing dinner, scheduled for a hundred people. Aké Beda was awarded the title of: “Sommelier of the Year 2015” by the Gault & Millau in Switzerland. A reward he considers "a symbol, a strong signal" to the African he is.

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