VDEWS 2016

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Thursday the 3 rd – Afternoon
Prestige Tasting (17h30)
Blind comparative tasting: The expression of Syrah from around the world
Syrah, one of the most well-known and exquisite grape varieties existing. It thrives in various countries and regions across the world, and has a unique aromatic quality of expressing the terrior it grows in. Join us for a comparative blind tasting of ten of the world’s greatest Syrah wines, followed by a discussion about this great grape variety\\\’s various expressions and styles. All wines will be of at least 80% Syrah and at optimum drinking age.
Tasting conducted by Marie Ahm
Limited to 50 seats, €300 per seat
Friday the 4 th – Morning
Round table – Seminar 1: Fine Wine and Science : « The State of Affairs »

Speakers:

Axel Marchal, (ISVV – France)

Manfred Stoll (Geisenheim University – Germany)

Pedro Parra (Chile)

Pascale Deneulin (Changins – Switzerland)

Osvaldo Failla (Italy)

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Workshop 1: Château d’Yquem

Limited to 50 seats

Friday the 4 th – Afternoon 
Seminar 2: How the brain copes with the sensory dimensions of great wines
By Gabriel Lepousez (Institut Pasteur, France)

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Prestige Tasting (17h30)

Vin de bouche: Meursault Village 2011 (climat Narvaux)

Vertical tasting of 2 Crus from Domaine Coche-Dury
Meursault Perrières
(2008 – 2006 – 2001 – 1996)
&
Meursault Rougeots
(2009 – 2007 – 2005 – 1999)

Tasting conducted by Jean-François and Raphaël Coche-Dury

Limited to 50 seats, €1000 per seat

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Tasting Impero Room

Tasting of wines from the participation producers

… and, as always, a great Italian dinner
… In the unique setting of Villa d’Este !

Saturday the 5 th – Morning
Seminar 3: “Bubbles”

By Gérard Liger-Belair (University of Reims – France)

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Seminar 4: Wine and Communication: The Future

By Heini Zachariassen (Vivino) and Eric LeVine (CellarTracker)

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Workshop 2 : Château Cheval-Blanc

Limited to 50 seats

Saturday the 5 th – Afternoon
Seminar 5: Artificial Intelligence

By Antoine Petit (INRIA – France)

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Workshop 3: The 4 major types of soils:
Sandy soil – Clay – Gravel – Clay and limestone

By Stéphane Derenoncourt
Limited to 40 seats

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Prestige Tasting (17h30)

Vin de bouche: Echézeaux 2010 and Romanée-St-Vivant 2011

Vertical comparative tasting of 2 Crus from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
La Tâche
(1964 – 1971 – 1981 – 1990 – 2005)
&
Grands Echézeaux
(1964 – 1971 – 1981 – 1990 – 2005)

Tasting conducted by Aubert de Villaine

Limited to 50 seats, €1.200 per seat

or

Tasting Impero Room

Tasting of wines from the participation producers

Saturday the 5 th – Evening
Concert « Fazioli » with our trio :

Maurizio Baglini (piano Fazioli)
Silvia Chiesa (cello)
Nicolas Dautricourt (violon Stradivarius « Fombrauge »)

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Gala Dinner with Great European Wines
– Pictures Gallery –