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Swiss Wines at the Swiss Ambassador's Residence

  • May 24, 2011 · 6:30 PM
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BOX OFFICE IS NOW OPEN. CLICK HERE TO BUY A TICKET. REMEMBER THIS IS AN EVENT WITH LIMITED ATTENDANCE. IT WILL SELL OUT QUICKLY AND ADVANCED PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ATTEND. NO TICKET SOLD AT THE DOOR.

Join GiraMondo for this truly unique opportunity and experience!We will host an intimate gathering and wine tasting at the Swiss Ambassador’s Residence highlighting the best Swiss wines and foods. We will taste Swiss varietals including Chasselas, Petite Arvine, and Amigne de vetroz for white wines, as well as interesting red varietals( Pinot Noir, Gamaret, Humagne Rouge and Diolinoir). We will learn about the Swiss appellation system and labeling and taste wines from Switzerland's renowned regions including Valais, Ticino, Lake Geneva, Vaud, and Neuchatel.

The location will be as interesting as the wines as the architecture of the Ambassador’s Residence is quite unique and the entire building is eco friendly with an energy saving design and materials.  

Wines will be paired with traditional Swiss foods such as Raclette, Cured Meats, Roesti, Polenta alla Ticenese, Pastries / walnut tart specifically prepared for the occasion by theambassador’s chef in their state of the art kitchen.

 

Event Agenda:  

6:30pm class (for those who purchase tickets early - only 40 seats)

7:00pm general welcome by the ambassador

7:05 – 8:30pm – Tasting

 

Cocktail or business attire requested. This is not a seated event, but reception style. For security purpose, no walk ins are allowed and tickets must be bought in advance online or by phone. Must be over 21 to attend this event. Metro: Woodley Park (Red Line). Off street parking around the residence.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Being sent to the wrong address (along with many, many others) really got the evening off on a bad foot. I went back to my email and saw that the wrong address was provided repeatedly. Swiss wines are not well known and there is probably a reason for that -- they are not that great!

    May 26, 2011

  • Pam

    Was a wonderful time with generous wine pours and great food. Was disappointed though that there were no Swiss chocolates to compliment the wine!

    May 25, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time. The wine was nice. There was a good mix of folks attending. For future events, info on transportation would be helpful. I didn't realize parking would be available so I unnecessarily took a cab. Overall, enjoyable evening.

    May 25, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great food and wine selection.. Wonderful company. Preferred white wines to red wines.

    May 25, 2011

  • Salvalo R.

    not worth the $. Food was bland, wine ordinary.

    May 25, 2011

  • Nancy E.

    The wines were very good as was the food, but Swiss chocolate would have been most appreciated!

    May 25, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kathy, I appreciate your offer and would take you up on it if there was more time. Unfortunately, I have already made alternative plans for this evening. See you at the next meeting! Best, Arthur

    May 24, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Arthur, I had this problem last meeting. Think it means that they are sold out. I have an extra ticket that you can buy if you still want to go. They were $79. I planned on bringing it with me in case someone needed it. Kathy Anderson

    May 24, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is the website broken for anyone else? Every time I try to purchase a ticket, the website shuts down and boots me from MeetUp.com.

    May 24, 2011

  • Daeleen C.

    Thanks for organizing this. It will be my first winetasting/embassy event. Looking forward to it!

    April 11, 2011

  • Tris W.

    Yes, if there are tickets to purchase, please let me know.

    April 6, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    OK, when do when/where do we purchase tickets? Last time I signed up but missed the ticket buying process. Don't want to repeat that mistake.

    March 15, 2011

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