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Wiine me!

November 14, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Its always nice when boxes arrive on the doorstep. This one was nicely packed with the Wiine Me logo and contained 3 bottles of wine.

Wiine me is a new concept in Switzerland. This is a wine club where you pay a monthly subscription either for a box of 2 wines (39 CHF a month) or 3 wines (59 CHF a month). Their website is nicely presented and easy to use. You can take the subscription for 3 months, 6 months or 12 months, a little like a gym subscription…

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June Event; Wine tasting – From Italy

April 28, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Our next event will be in June in a different venue (in a place hidden in the city where it’s very unlikely you have been before!). We will taste Italian wine and food in an authentic setting with an intimate group of 20 people. Details coming soon… If you haven’t already done so, sign up at Biskotti.ch for an exclusive invite.

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April 17th Event at Terroirific; The Event and Photos

April 28, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Great to see everyone at our first event at Terroirific! On a beautiful sunny day, we made good use of the terrace. Around 60 people tasted Spanish Wines and Tapas with a presentation by the Sommelier from Terroirific, Onne: Red Wine: Tintoralba roble (La Mancha, Spain)  Delicious red wine from Garnacha Tintorera and Syrah and 4 months in oak barrel. A really good body and fruit concentration. 1 Pulso 2008 from Navarra, Spain   A wine from Tempranillo and Grenache, and 8 months in the barrel. A complex aroma with cherries, violets and framboise. 2 Pulso 2008 from Navarra, Spain  A robust wine from Tempranillo with Merlot well rounded in the barrel of 12 months.       White Wine: Tintoralba blanco (La Mancha, Spain) Grapes of Sauvignon Blanc and Verdejo – fruity and highly intense. Tapas: Tortilla Española (Spanish Omelette with potatoes and red pepper) Fritos Saturnina: square croquetas Hot Sobrasada (spreadable chorizo cream) & honey tapas; manchego cheese tapas     We had some great feedback on the first event. We look forward to seeing you at our next event! Photos courtesy of R & D photography; http://www.rosadavidphotography.com/

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Geneva Out & About: Week of October 29, 2012

October 29, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

This week, highlights include great wine tastings, after-work drinks, a unique film festival, a free walk, a creativity festival, tales, historical tramways and a tasting fair! Wine Tastings: two options this week for wine lovers! Coop Wine fair: Hop on a CGN boat in Pâquis to taste (and buy, if you’d like!) more than 300 wines, with advice from experts. Sicily and Sardinia are guests of honour this year. Boarding at the Pier of Vieux Paquis on Quai du Mont Blanc. October 31 – November 4. Wednesday to Friday: 5pm–10pm, Saturday: 2pm–10pm and Sunday: 2pm-7pm. More details here. Open Cellars in Vaud: Local winemakers will be delighted to explain what the new wine “bourru“ is, and the whole process of fermentation. Walk through the vineyards of Luins, near Gland, and enjoy some food and music along the way! 15 CHF to purchase a glass and taste the wine, in all of the wineries. I went last year and we had such a blast! The weather was fantastic and people were really friendly. Shuttles are  available from Gland train station, and they take you to all of the wineries. Information in French here. November 3-4. After-work Drinks MAMCO: This event is done in conjunction […]

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Geneva Out & About: Week of October 15, 2012

October 15, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Another busy week with a great multicultural festival, some very good musicians in town, a taste of Brazil and autumn festivals! InteGREAT Festival: A couple of weeks ago, Biskotti published an article about multiculturalism in Geneva. This festival is a great way to celebrate and promote integration, diversity and cultural exchanges. On the menu: flamenco, tango and martial arts! Bolivian food, amongst others, debates on cultural identity, book readings, movies and art exhibitions. Full program here. Maison de Quartier de la Jonction. Avenue de Sainte-Clotilde, 18bis. October 17-20. Les jeudis de la guitare – Guitar Thursdays: This is a great, monthly guitar concert to attend! This Thursday, they will host the magnificent Carlos Perez who has been awarded many prizes over the years. Check this video if you want an idea of what to expect. Make sure to book in advance: 022.328.99.94. Théâtre les Salons. October 18 at 8pm. Sambafest: If you’re in need of a bit of sun during this grey weather, then head to Nyon and immerse yourself in the Brazilian culture! Try their delicacies, join a samba class, watch the carnival, attend some great concerts, learn watercolours, and more! Free activities during the day for all ages. […]

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Vineyard Terraces of Lavaux

October 08, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

It’s time to get some fresh air! Located between Lausanne and Montreux, Lavaux is a great place to admire the changing colours of autumn. You can enjoy a walk through the vineyards with a magnificent view on the lake and the mountains and, while you’re there, why not stop for a good lunch in one of the picturesque villages, or try some local wine in one of the many cellars?  My recommendation is to go to Grandvaux and start your walk from there. How long you want to walk is really up to you! If you’re feeling more adventurous, then there is a nice hike from Saint Saphorin that goes all the way to Lutry – 11 kilometers in total, but you can stop at any point, if you get tired. There are yellow walking signs everywhere, so you don’t have to worry about getting lost!. The only issue when you go by train is that you’re dependent on its schedule. Trains run roughly every hour, depending on the village you are in, but make sure to check with the cff before you leave. If you don’t want to walk, you can also take the little Lavaux Express train that […]

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