Editor’s special invitation to the best Swiss wine deal in town!
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Cloudiness Friday moving into rain by Saturday, with chilly temperatures: damp will dominate in all parts of Switzerland this weekend. Only the south side of the Alps is promised a glimmer of sunshine Saturday. Highs of 9C in the Lake Geneva region will slip to a high of only 6C Sunday. The snow line could fall to 1,000 metres late Saturday and Sunday in some areas.
Arvinis on your agenda
One of Switzerland’s biggest wine events, Arvinis, kicks off the tasting season for the new vintages, 18-23 April in Morges. The special guest this year is Swiss Wine Promotion, which works for the cantons’ groups of producers. They will be featuring 60 specialty wines from throughout the country, a great introduction for newcomers (and the rest of us!) to why Swiss wines have such an excellent reputation in the world of winemaking.
GenevaLunch will be provide its regular tips, suggestions and a how-to guide at the start of the fair, where 2,500 wines from around the world are presented at 150 stands. Ellen Wallace’s GenevaLunch wine blog, Among the vines, will feature a series of profiles of Swiss wine producers next week.
A very special offer is one of the best wine deals around: GenevaLunch editor Ellen Wallace, who is also a noted Swiss wine specialist and judge at international wine competitions, will be offering a fun and lively introduction to wine class, in English. The CHF30 entry fee to Arvinis is included in the CHF35 fee for the course, Friday 20 April at 18:00.
And to celebrate her new Facebook wine page that explores the world of Swiss wines, Ellen’s Wine World, your editor is offering a special bottle of Swiss wine to the 20th person to register for the hour-long class. It will leave you with the time and the skills to explore Arvinis Friday evening! Sign up now!