San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We invite you to experience true creativity by exploring different grape varieties in bubbles. Join us at Terroirific for this exclusive Pop Up tasting in the presence of José Vouillamoz on 13th of February 2013.
Our tasting is limited to 20 people and the wines all stand out by their individuality and expression of their unique terroir and winemaking. We will pour 7 different grape varieties in bubbles, produced by second fermemtation in the bottling, focussing for each wine on the purity of specific terroir. All the wines are available in for purchase in Switzerland, and we aim to provide details of where you can stock up on them.
We have chosen the wines in function of their exclusive character, their approachability and ability to pair well with food. Each wine has a story to tell and we believe these terroir wines will allow you to discover a different dimension in sparkling wine especially when paired with our tantalizing food selection of oysters, iberic ham belotta, foie gras, parmigiano reggiano, and other especially well matched appetisers.
We are are very proud to have José Vouillamoz as our special guest, a prestigious botanist and grape geneticist, who has written the revolutionary book Wine Grapes, A complete guide to 1368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavours, together with Jancis Robinson MW and Julia Harding MW. José will explore with us how the terroir affects the grape variety together with the second fermentation.
This exclusive tasting experience will be hosted by two naturally entertaining wine educators. Onneca and Caroline are both certified sommeliers, writers and wine consultants obsessed by sparkling wines and terroir.
Caroline Henry is specializing in grower's Champagne and writes for several specialized wine publications such as Wine-Searcher, Vinogusto, Palate Press and Snooth. She teaches a Champagne course at the Reims Management School and lives in Hautvillers, Champagne. She also regularly judges in wine competitions, and is a member ofthe exclusive CWW (Circle of Wine Writers).
Onneca Guelbenzu is a member of FIJEV (Fédération Internationale des Journalistes et Ecrivains des Vins et Spiritueux), runs the online tv channel Winedefender.tv and writes for Winedefender.org. She also comes from a winemaking family in Navarra, has a master in Oenology, Viticulture and Marketing of Wine, and studies the prestigious Diploma of the WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust) in London. Onneca worked for several years in Penedes, the heart of the Cava district, and now lives and works in Switzerland where she focus in Promoting Wine Culture through the Association Viva le Vin.
A short video of our previous tasting in Geneva can be viewed here. More information about Tasting with a Twist can be found on our website
IMPORTANT: Confirm your presence ASAP! Tasting is limited to 20 people
When & Where
Viva Le Vin & Missinwine
We are two sommeliers specialized in Sparkling terroir wines. Onneca from Viva le Vin worked with one of the most internationally recognized Cava cellars of Sant Sadurní d´Anoia for several years and now lives and works in Switzerland. Caroline at MissinWine lives and works in Champagne where has been focussing on outstanding grower's Champagnes. Onneca and Caroline will make you enjoy even more this unique Geneva wine experience.