Villa d'Este Wine
Symposium 2019

Main theme: The future of "Le Grand Vin"
Honoured country : Portugal

The 11th VDEWS edition

From 7 to 10 november 2019

Main theme : The future of "Le Grand Vin"
Honoured country : Portugal


Seminars & Workshops

Friday 8th of November A.M. 

Seminar 1 : “The current status and future of the wine situation in Portugal »
with André Ribeirinho (Portugal)

Seminar 2 : « Port wine and the Douro Valley »
Discussion with the audience

Friday 8th of November P.M. 

Seminar 3 : “Brain and wine»
Brain activity greatly influences
responses during wine tasting. This presentation will explore how the sensory information entering the brain during tasting affects the taste and impressions of wine in an unconscious way.
By Philip Ente (MD - UCLA)

Saturday 9th of November A.M. 

Seminar 4 : « The future of the grape vine : recent research »
by Jean-Marie Guillaume

Seminar 5 : « What consumers expect and what producers actually offer »
by Axel Marchal

Saturday 9th of November P.M. 

Seminar 5 : « OIV & the future »
by Pau Roca Blasco

The workshops of this 2019 edition

“The Wines of Portugal”
by André Ribeirinho

« Crus from Veuve Cliquot »

Prestige tastings

Friday 7th of November P.M. 

Semi-blind tasting of 10 Pinots Noirs from 10 different regions
Speaker: Thomas Mauss

Friday 8th of November P.M. 

Vertical Tasting of Château Haut-Brion Blanc
by Prince Robert de Luxembourg & Jean- Philippe Delmas

Saturday 9th of November P.M. 

Vertical tasting of Château Ausone
by Alain Vauthier

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 : Maurizio Baglini, Silvia Chiesa, Nicolas Dautricourt
  • The great classical cuisine of Chef Michele Zambanini
  • The traditional Paulée of the Thursday evening


Your venue

Welcome to the Villa d'Este

Villa d'Este - Lago Como
Via Regina 40, 22012 Cernobbio - Italia
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The Wine Davos

Prestige tastings
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