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Switzerland and its rare and defining grapes

Friday 10 May 2019, 02:00pm - 04:00pm

This event will be hosted by IMW Supporter Swiss Wine and will showcase six of Switzerland's most rare and interesting grapes. 

Those local hero grapes are Chasselas, Arvine and Räuschling for the whites and Humagne Rouge, Cornalin and Gamaret for the reds. They are all ancient grapes with the exception of Gamaret, an artificial cross of Gamay and Reichensteiner created in 1970 at the Agroscope Research Centre (Switzerland) to obtain a variety that was similar to Gamay, but more resistant and with a richer colour.

All the varieties shown contribute to the identity of Swiss wines. Apart from Chasselas, which can be found in France as a table grape, the varieties are not grown in volume elsewhere.

Sommelier Michele Caimotto will present two wines for each grape on behalf of Swiss Wine. The wines shown in the tasting are all from the top 125 Swiss wineries.

Location: IMW HQ, 6 Riverlight Quay, London SW11 8EA
Date: Friday 10 May, 2019
Time: 1400-1600

Capacity: 30 places available

Ticket prices (inclusive of VAT)
MW tickets £20
MW student tickets £25
General public tickets £30

Swiss Wine will also be hosting Chasselas: a Swiss terroir revealer at the IMW in the morning.


IMW HQ, 6 Riverlight Quay, London

Post code

SW11 8EA


Belinda Eaton

Organiser's email

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Company name

Institute of Masters of Wine


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