Masterclass "Voyage en verres inconnus"
Changins invites you to embark on a journey of "Voyages en verres inconnus" (Unknown Glass Voyages). Explore the diversity and sustainability of the wine innovations from the Swiss University of Applied Sciences for Viticulture and Enology, Changins, through four "Blind-Flights". Get ready to be surprised by eight wines of different styles.
Your speaker, Miriam Grischott, has been a wine academic/WSET Diploma Holder since 2011 and has owned her own agency, Wine Relations, for 15 years. She provides support to clients in the wine sector in the areas of marketing communication and wine training.
Friday, November 3, 2023
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Masterclass "Workshop Art & Bio"
Explore the fascinating world of organic Waadtländer wines and unleash your own creativity. The talented Zurich-based artists, Stefan Kunz and Silvan Borer, bring your ideas and emotions to life and capture them in a truly unique masterpiece that evolves during the tasting experience!
Stefan Kunz (pictured on the right) is a renowned letterer, designer, and illustrator who is celebrated for his distinctive TYPO x PHOTO signature style, which beautifully combines typography and photography.
Silvan Borer (pictured on the left) is an award-winning artist and designer based in Zurich who studied at the University of the Arts Zurich and has collaborated with renowned international brands such as Vogue, Saint Laurent, and Tiffany & Co.
Friday, November 10, 2023
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
and 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Masterclass/Workshop "The Harmony of the Senses"
During this masterclass, you will learn how to use your senses (sight, smell, taste, and even touch) to appreciate the connection between wine and cheese.
Our cheese masters, Mr. Berthoud and Mr. Blum, both with over 40 years of experience in the world of cheese, along with our wine consultant, Mr. Bujard, will guide you on this unforgettable sensory journey.
First, you will be introduced to the typical Waadtland cheese varieties, with their origin, texture, aging time, and the unique flavor notes that distinguish them.
Then, the wine expert will guide you through a wine tasting experience and explain some of the sensory criteria of the Terravin examination before skillfully connecting the attributes of both products in your mouth.
Balance, power, harmony - you will leave this workshop with heightened senses!
Wednesday 15th November 2023
11.30am - 12.30pm
and 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Masterclass/Workshop "BASIC / KNIGGE KURS"
Wine has evolved from being a cultural object to a lifestyle phenomenon. The only problem is that the topic of wine can be quite complex and overwhelming. It's a maze of truths, falsehoods, and clichés! In this masterclass, join sommelier Shirley Amberg as she delves into the essence of each bottle, uncovering the necessary wine knowledge to navigate the social scene with finesse.
Conducted by: Shirley Amberg
Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, Franciacorta - they all sparkle! Who invented them? How can I identify a cheap sparkling wine? Why is Champagne more expensive than Prosecco? And what food pairs well with this effervescent nectar? In this Masterclass, you'll taste different types and styles of sparkling wine and discover everything you need to know: from the grapes to the perfect glass.
Hosted by: Shirley Amberg
Event "Apéro à la vaudoise"
An evening in the presence of State Councillor Valérie Dittli: Experience a memorable celebration of Waadtland's art of living and indulge in an apéro with Waadtland's female and male winemakers.
Experience the Best-of & Trouvailles of the Expovina Wine Trophy, presented by Master of Wine Ivan Barbic.
SWEET(?) SECRETS OF TOKAJ
- MOON AND HOLLO Uppp 2022
- MOON AND HOLLO Dry 2022
- HOLDVÖLGY Expression 2019
- HOLVÖLGY Exaltation 2017
- HOLDVÖLGY Eloquence 2011
- HOLDVÖLGY Signature 2010
- HOLDVÖLGY Culture 2011
Masterclass „Die Renaissance des armenischen Weins.“
A Masterclass for Wine Enthusiasts
Embark on a captivating journey through over 6,000 years of winemaking history, starting with the legendary wines that Noah is said to have crafted. Armenia, the birthplace of viticulture, is home to more than 500 indigenous grape varieties, offering a rich mosaic of flavors and taste nuances. In this exclusive Masterclass, we invite you to embark on a sensory exploration of Armenia's vineyards, where you can discover and experience the unique diversity and cultural significance of Armenian wine. Let yourself be enchanted by Armenia's ancient wine tradition and uncover the renaissance of a timeless pleasure with Sona Shaboyan - Heres Wine.
Course Leader: Sona Shaboyan, the Maestro of Wine