Villa d'Este Wine
Symposium 2015

From 5 au 8 November 2015

Fine Wines & the Digital Revolution
Country of Honour : Switzerland

Seminars & Workshops

5 seminars

« Terroir analysis with drones »
VinoPremio Award 2014, final report
Speaker : William Metz

« The aromas of wine »
Speaker : Alexandre Schmitt

« Terroirs »
Speakers : Lydia & Claude Bourguignon

« Cartography of Burgundy »
Speaker : Sylvain Pitiot

« From the Universe to Planck’s Wall »
Speakers : Brian Schmidt (Prix Nobel de Physique) & Etienne Kleinz

One round table

Current and future communication tools, from the producer to the consumer
Producers: Séverine Bonnie (Ch. Malartic-Lagravière) & Paul Roberts (Colgin Cellars)
Trade: Patrick Bernard (Millesima)
Data collector: Eric Levine (
Critic: Antonio Galloni (Vinous)
Consumer: Olivier Duha (Webhelp)

Debate directed by Pascal Cagni, ex-CEO, Apple Europe (2000-2012).

Prestige tastings

3 Prestige Tastings 

Vertical tasting of Riesling Clos Sainte Hune from Maison Trimbach (Ribeauvillé)
8 vintages : 2010 – 2005 – 1995 – 1990 – 1983 – 1976 – 1971 – 1966. Presentation : Pierre Trimbach

Colgin Vineyards
8 wines presented : Cariad Red Wine (2005), IX Estate (2005), Tychson Hill Vineyard (2007, 2005, 2001), Herb Lamb Vineyard (2005, 1997, 1995) Presentation : Ann Colgin, Paul Roberts and Antonio Galloni

Domaine Armand Rousseau, from Gevrey- Chambertin
8 Grands Crus : Chambertin Clos de Bèze et Chambertin 2011-2008-1991-1988
Presentation : Eric Rousseau.

Additional classical moments

Switzerland Wines Dinner

with a selection of wines from Switzerland, presented by Paolo Basso, best Sommelier of the World 2013 !

1 Gala dinner

Chef Michele Zambanini and his team have prepared a superb high-level Italian cuisine that delights every year all the participants !

Lords of Wine award

Every 2nd year, the VDEWS will pay homage to an exceptional personality of the world of fine wine. The person isrenowned world-wide, not only for the quality of his/ her wines but also for his/her charisma and the unanimous respect he/she commands. It thus represents more than just another personality of the year award. It rewards humanism, culture and history, as much as the production of exceptional wines.

The Lords of Wine 2015 is awarded to Ms Marie-Thérèse Chappaz.