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15TH Spring Edition OF THE FAMOUS WINE FAIR Expovina PRIMAVERA 2019 IS TAKING PLACE on MARCH 28 – April 4.
The exhibition opens its doors for the 15th time this year. It is a smaller sister of the traditional and well-known wine fair Expovina, which takes place every year on 12 ships at Bürkliplatz in Zurich. The contemporary and urban hall PULS 5 in Zurich West is hosting this impressive spring edition. For 8 days, the space has been transformed into the tasting marketplace for guests from Switzerland and neighbouring countries.
GOOD TO KNOW:
- Dates: March 28 – April 4, 2019.
- Location: The hall PULS 5, which can be easily reached from the main train station: Tram #4 to Technopark, Tram #17 to Förrlibuckstrasse or S-Bahn to Zürich Hardbrücke.
- Tickets: 25.00 CHF, including catalog.
- Working hours:
Weekdays 16:00 – 22:00.
Saturday 14:00 – 22.00.
Sunday 12:00 – 18:00.
- There is a cloak room at the entrance, the price is 2.00 CHF (cash only).
- Be sure to have some cash for purchasing your favourite wine.
More than 80 wine producers are OFFERing around 2000 WINES from all the major growing regions of the world for tasting, comparison and enjoyment.
Traditionally, you will find wine from all over the world during the fair. However, this year the Swiss producers are dominating and that’s exciting, as it is a perfect opportunity to discover some amazing native varieties and learn more about Swiss wines. Valais, Switzerland’s largest wine-growing canton, is the scene of attention with around 200 wines, followed by wines from the cantons of Zurich and Grisons. Also, remarkable appearance of the winemakers from Vaud, Aargau and Schaffhausen.
The special charm of the spring wine fair is the presentation of the new vintage wines. And here Switzerland offers also great qualities. The past hot-summer created extremely ripe grapes. Even today, 2018 is considered a vintage of the century. Numerous Swiss wine producers offer visitors the opportunity to taste it for the first time.
For foreign wines, Italy is expanding its leading position. At over 15 stalls, you can taste wines from almost all regions of the Apennine Peninsula. Convincing is also the appearance of Spain. In addition to classics, wines from less known regions of the south could surprise you. Furthermore, France has always a comprehensive range of sophisticated wines. And once again, Austria presents itself as the undisputed leader of “small” Europeans, followed by Portugal and Germany.
Expovina PRIMAVERA gives a unique opportunity to learn more about grape varieties, cultivation techniques, selections and wine producers in the modern and bright ambience of PULS 5.
What were your favourites? You are welcome to share in the comments below.
You may want to check the famous wine fair on the ships -> EXPOVINA 2018
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