After the magic of the Orient Express, the Burj al Arab extravaganza and a couple of Michelin starred restaurants such as the Grand Hôtel Park in Gstaad and the Hotel de Ville in Crissier, Michele Caimotto now runs his own sommelier and consulting firm winerose.ch. He is familiar with the best wines and terroirs of old Europe and Swiss wines hold a particular place in his heart.
The workshop will be held in a separate smaller room. The number of seats is 9-12, therefore we will charge a small fee (£ 20) to secure your seat and in exchange we give you a bottle of Swiss wine worth £ 50 (Alpine Wines) on location. Should you not attend your registration will be lost.
The first class will be held at 1 PM sharp, please come to 67 Pall Mall 15 minutes earlier. Duration 1 hour.
The second class will be held at 4 PM sharp, please come to 67 Pall Mall 15 minutes earlier. Duration 1 hour.
During the past two years our masterclasses were dedicated to introducing Swiss vineyards and wines to a British audience. This year we are stepping up and are taking the challenge of showing how Swiss wines from two international grapes: Syrah and Merlot, perform in a competitive international environment.
The 1 PM masterclass will be dedicated to Syrah
Syrah, the grape variety who saw the quickest expansion ever in terms of planted surface worldwide. Today a chance to go back to its origines, the Rhône Valley on a perfect vintage, for both France and Swiss part of the region, 2015. The tasting will consist in three flights, a blind tasting that reppresents no contest among the two countries "performances", but simply an opportunity to evaluate the nectars witout being influnced by the label. Looking forward to sharing this excercice with you...
The 4 PM masterclass will be dedicated to Merlot
Merlot, is the second most planted red grape worldwide, often described as "easy" wines and they are also sometimes among the most sought-after crus. Merlot is the third most planted red grape (9%) in Switzerland and in one region in particular: Ticino, located South of the Alps north of Milano. This class provides an opportunity to discover Ticino's complex terroirs through some of its best cuvées, emerging estates and affirmed, iconic producers.