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20 Mar

At Prowein-Düsseldorf, Swiss Wines are out to seduce the professionals

ProWein is the largest international wine fair for professionals currently taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany. Swiss Wine had carefully planned its presence there since Germany is the largest export market for Swiss wines.

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07 Nov

Swiss Wine becomes a Supporter of the Institute of Masters of Wine

LONDON – The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) is pleased to announce Swiss Wine has become a Supporter of the Institute.

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31 Oct

Yvonne Stöckli, the sommelier and her great wine book

The Gourmetguide «Gault Millau 2016» recently awarded Yvonne Stöckli the title of best sommelier. She has been committed to Swiss wines for more than 20 years. Portrait of a pioneer.

 

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30 Oct

Caroline Lefay, sommelier and manager at Yatus, a popular wine bar in Lausanne.

Caroline Lefay likes to define herself as nomadic and epicurean, she is passionate and enthusiastic, her unusual career took her around the world, where she collected a wealth of experience and a great self-confidence. She currently manages the Yatus in Lausanne where she hopes to bring her personal touch and give the place some of her soul.

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30 Oct

Reza Nahaboo won the title of "Best Sommelier in Switzerland 2016"

The 20th contest for "Best Sommelier in Switzerland 2016" took place this Sunday, October 30, in Geneva. Thirty years after the first Ruinart Trophy in 1986, the Beau-Rivage Hotel hosted this anniversary edition.

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02 Jul

Swiss Wine and Quattro Mani will sponsor the Best Swiss Sommelier Contest 2016

This is a well received first among Swiss sommeliers, Swiss Wine Promotion and Quattro Mani will be the sponsors of the competition in 2016.

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20 Dec

Francesco Benvenuto, Chef Sommelier at the new Andreas Caminada Restaurant IGNIV in Bad Ragaz

Francesco Benvenuto was very attentive when he opened his first bottle at the new IGNIV restaurant by Andreas Caminada in Bad Ragaz on December 16. The now 33-year-old sommelier praises his new chef for his collaborative spirit during the preparation of the opening and he is truly excited at the idea of being in charge of the wine at this prestigious new address.

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30 Nov

Clement Buffetrille, Maître d’Hotel and Sommelier at the “Trois Tours” restaurant in Fribourg

For over 20 years, Clement Buffetrille has been the Maître d’hôtel in the restaurant of the “Trois Tours” (Three Towers), in Bourguillon, which is located a few kilometres from the centre of Fribourg. He also assumes the function of chief sommelier with the complicity of the chef Alain Bächler. His first love with Swiss wine happened in Vully, where he was charmed by the Traminer. Even today, Clement speaks passionately about the Vully, 150 hectares of vineyards straddled across the cantons of Vaud and Fribourg and cultivated by passionate winemakers.

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30 Nov

Davide Dargenio, Head Sommelier at Hotel Suisse Majestic in Montreux

Davide is a young Italian waiter, native of Puglia, he grew up in Milan with his family. His father, a Chef, will be his first link with the world of wine and gastronomy. Davide loves smells that rise from the kitchen, but he is less attracted to working there, so he turned to the indoor service and imagines himself a happy bartender. He followed the renowned Carlo Porta hotel school in Milan and it is by listening to his teacher Giuseppe Vaccarini (Best Sommelier of the World in 1978) that the young Davide decided without hesitation what he wanted to do later. After his training he lived two years in England, where he became multilingual and practiced his craft.

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