Villa d'Este Wine
Symposium 2018

From 8 to 11 november 2018

Main theme : The Time
Honoured country : Georgia


Back to VDEWS 2018

Through a short video, we invite you to come back on the highlights and beautiful moments of this 2018 edition. You will find also a summary of the conferences.
VDEWS 2018’s Report by Marie von Ahm

Seminars & Workshops

Friday 9th of November A.M. 

Time part 1 : The past
Speaker: David Lordkipanidze

Time part 2 : The present
Speaker: Jean-Robert Pitte

Friday 9th of November P.M. 

How is terroir impacting the taste ? Speakers: Gabriel Lepousez & Axel Marchal

"From the influences of soil, climate and know-how of the winemaker to the mental representation of the concept of terroir : some scientific considerations to better understand how the wine expresses its origin in the glass and in the brain."

Saturday 10th of November A.M. 

Time part 3 : The future
Speakers: Pierre-Marie Guillaume from Guillaume Nurseries. Antonio Amorim from Corticeira Amorim and Antoine Petit CEO of the CNRS (French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation)

The workshops of this 2018 edition

"The Chinese adventure of LVMH"
with Ao Yun and Maxence Dulou

"Wines from Georgia"
with Koka Archvadze

Prestige tastings

Panorama tasting of Cabernet Sauvignon
10 countries, 10 wines
Speaker: Thomas Mauss

Verticale of Dom Pérignon
P1: 2009 – 2008 – 2004 – 2003
P2: 2000 – 1996 – 1995
P3: 1973
Speaker: Richard Geoffroy

Comparative tasting of two Grand Cru from the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti  Starter: Vosne-Romanée (PC) 2008
Romanée Saint-Vivant (GC) & Romanée-Conti (GC – Monopole)
2009 – 1999 – 1990 – 1980 – 1971
Farewell: Montrachet (GC) 2003
Speaker: Aubert de Villaine

Additional classical moments

  • Open informal tasting of wines from all present producers in the Impero room
  • Cooking lessons with Chef Michele Zambanini
  • Classical Music moments with : Khatia Buniatischvili, Maurizio Baglini, Silvia Chiesa, Nicolas Dautricourt
  • The great classical cuisine of Chef Michele Zambanini
  • The traditional Paulée of the Thursday evening