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Wine School

Founded in 1986, the Ecole du Vin is an original creation of CAVE SA. It does not award diplomas or medals, but is aimed at all wine enthusiasts, from beginners to experts, who wish to discover some of the facets of this fascinating field and to learn in the company of other participants who share the same high standards. This special atmosphere, as well as the quality of the speakers, is one of the keys to this success. To date, several thousand wine lovers and oenophiles have attended the courses and seminars offered.

Find here the chronology of 3 decades of tastings and events, in total more than 800 courses organized!

The video of CAVE's 35th anniversary at the Beau-Rivage

Since its inception, the CAVE SA Wine School has had the pleasure of hosting the following speakers for its theme evenings:

Daniel André, Michel Bettane, Steve Bettschen, David Bosch, Claude Bourguignon, Frédéric Brochet,  Marie-Thérèse Chappaz,  Jean-Michel Deiss, Stéphane Derenoncourt, Francis Egly-Ouriet, Gianni Fabrizio, Jean Gautreau, Jacques-Olivier Gratiot, Nicolas Herbin, Silvia Imparato, Wolfango Jezek, Hugh Johnson, Frédéric Juvet, Christine Krämer, Dominique Lafon, Per-Henrik Mansson, Christian Martray, Axel Maye, François Mitjaville, André Ostertag, Raymond Paccot, Jacques Perrin, Richard Pfister, Serge Pulfer, Jean-Marc Quarin, Jean-François Ragot, Jérôme Rebetez, Patrick Regamey, Jacky Rigaux, Frédéric Rohmer, André Romero, Dominique Rouvinez, Luciano Sandrone, Anselme Selosse, Antonio Sorgato, Alfred Tesseron, Nicolas Thienpont, Aldo Vajra, Christine Vernay, Laurent Villard, José Vouillamoz, Maurice Zufferey.

We also had the pleasure to count on the presence of many renowned chefs and taste craftsmen

Bernard Antony, Gilbert Bruand, Mauro Capelli, Tristan Carbonato, Christophe Cherpit, Bernard Delessert, Jacques Duttweiler, Marc Faivre, Michel Goy, Sandro Haroutunian, Ikigai, Bernard Livron, Bernard Lonati, Régis Marcon, Olivier Martin, France Massy, Daniel Michelin, Antonio Pagliuca, Emmanuel Renaut, Cédric Revillard, Christophe Rod, Reine Sammut, André Schüpbach, Jacques Thorel, Christophe Ziegert, Jean-Pierre Ziegert, Michel Zufferey.


Luciano Sandrone et Gianni Fabrizio Jacky Rigaux Alessandro Masnaghetti et le Mitjavile


Since its creation, the Ecole du Vin has organized the following evenings and tastings:  

Vertical of Château Giscours • 5 vintages of Pétrus • Champagne and great wines of celebration • Australian wines • Discovery and knowledge of Bordeaux wines • Sweet wines and VDN • Horizontal of Bordeaux 1986 • Blind tasting • Discovery and knowledge of Swiss wines • The secret crus • Discovery and knowledge of Burgundy wines • The wines of Daumas Gassac • Discovery and knowledge of CDR wines • Vertical of Château d'Yquem • Vertical of Château Pichon• Lalande • The great white wines of France • Domaine Ostertag • Jean•Michel Novelle • Wines and caviars • The great outsiders • Wines and salmon • Château l'Angelus, Clinet, Fieuzal, and Léoville•Poyferré • Wines and cheeses • Vertical of Château Latour • Horizontale de Bordeaux 1988 • Vertical of Mouton•Rothschild • Chinese cuisine and wines • Horizontale de Bordeaux 1961 • Meeting with Angelo Gaja • Vertical of Château Sociando•Mallet • Grape varieties and winemaking by J•M Novelle • Wines and foie gras • The 1982 vintage ten years later • Horizontal of Bordeaux 1989 • Pleasures of Beaujolais • Images of the Médoc • VT and SGN of Alsace with A. Ostertag • Vertical of Penfold's Grange Hermitage • The Côte Rôtie of Guigal • The Great Cabernets of Italy. • The wines of Banyuls • Vertical of Hermitage la Chapelle • Some Merlot stars (Clinet, Tertre, Lafleur) • Haut•Brion vs. La Mission Ht•Brion • Vertical of Coulée de Serrant • Horizontal of Bordeaux 1990 • Quinta do Noval • The wines of California with PH. Mansson • Vertical of Syrah and Cornalin with S. Maye and M. Zufferey • Game birds and wines • Wines of Tokaji with J•F Ragot • Château Léoville•Las•Cases future 1st growth ? • Trip to Porto • Recent creation of Dom. le Grand Clos • Horitzontale de Porto Vintage 1963 • Vertical of Château Palmer • The great wines of Piedmont • Vertical of Hermitage rouge de Chave • Vertical of Château Pradeaux • Domaine Leroy • Horizontal of Bordeaux 1992 • The Scotland of the Great Single Malts • Syrah in the World • Château•Chalon and yellow wines • Vertical of Château Margaux • Vertical of Clos Ste•Hune • Horizontal of Bordeaux 1993 • Vertical of Château Haut• Bailly • Prestige tasting with Michel Bettane • Dialogue between Dominique Lafon and André Ostertag • Great German wines • Vertical of Tertre Roteboeuf and Roc de Cambes with François Mitjaville • Sweet wines of the Loire with Michel Bettane • The Magic of Champagne with Anselme Selosse • Two Fingers of Travel • Vertical of Bordeaux 1994 • Bandol, an appellation to discover • The wines of Tokaji and Rust • Vertical of Château Larcis•Ducasse • Vertical of Sassicaia • Beers by J. Rebetez • Hugh Johnson's "Coups de Coeur" in his presence • Impromptus sounds, shapes and flavors with A. Ostertag • How do the great red Burgundies evolve? • A great wine from Veneto, the Amarone • Mirrors of Chenin • Discovery of the great Swiss wines • Original grape varieties from Italy • The wines of Priorat • Horizontal of Bordeaux 1996 • Old white wines from Valais • Thai cuisine and wines • Côte Rôtie • Vertical of Château Lafite • The Wines of Sail • Game cooking with B. Livron • Wines and cheeses from Piedmont • The world of Champagne • Cuisine de la Mer with Michel Zufferey • The Spirit of Bordeaux with J•M Quarin • Piedmontese meal at the Auberge de Bugnaux • The Thienpont Galaxy • Olive oils with Wolfango Jezek • Horizontale de Bordeaux 1997 • Wine with a conscience with Frédéric Brochet • The wines of J.• M. Guffens and Verget • The Butcher's Pieces with M. Schüpbach • Market Cuisine with B. Lonati • The Perfumes of Wine with Daniel André • Vintage Ports and Cigars • Vegetable Cuisine • Carte blanche to Ch. Ziegert, Auberge de Bugnaux • The discovery of sweet white wines • Great Autumn tasting • Mushroom Cuisine • Discovery of Californian wines from the North Coast • The Feast of the Pig with B. Livron • Deepening the notion of tannins • Analysis of a terroir : Volnay • The secrets of pastry and chocolate • The great wines of Spain • Tribute to the black truffle with Bernard Livron • Barolo and Barbaresco • The terroir reinterpreted with Régis Marcon • Tristan, Artisan•Chocolatier • The "Francs de Pied": flavors of yesteryear, flavors of the present • Analysis of a terroir: Gevrey•Chambertin • Horizontale de Châteauneuf du Pape 1998 • The Cheese Ceremony with Maître Antony • Serving Wine • La Cuisine des Epices with France Massy • Horizontale de Bordeaux 1998 • Homage to Riesling with André Ostertag • Veal in all its states • La Cuisine des Parfums • The notion of vintage • Great Chianti Wines, between classicism and modernism • Languedoc, the new El Dorado? • Mauro Capelli's cuisine • Analysis of a terroir : Nuits St•Georges • Barbera: study of a grape variety • Marc Faivre's cuisine and J. Puffeney's wines • Sauces and Juices • Bordeaux de style with Stéphane Derenoncourt • Winter escapes in the Mediterranean • Jacques Thorel evening in Bugnaux • Christophe Cherpit: Journey to the Orient • Flocon de Sel evening, Emmanuel Renaut de Megève • Forgotten vegetables with Christophe Cherpit • All sugar, all honey • Great olive oils • Analysis of a terroir: Vosne•Romanée • Wines of Southern Italy with Gianni Fabrizio • Horizontal of Châteauneuf•du•Pape 1999 • La main à la pâte with Cédric. Revillard • Horizontal Bordeaux 1999 • Wines of Condrieu with Christine Vernay • Study of a grape variety: Petite Arvine • Christophe Cherpit: Farces et petits farcis • Study of an appellation: Pic Saint•Loup • Vertical tour of Domaine d'Auvenay • Dry white wines of the Loire • An appellation under the scanner: l'Hermitage • A world tour of the great sweet wines • Barolo and Barbaresco • An appellation under the scanner: Saint•Emilion with Nicolas Thienpont • Discovering the Valaisan grape varieties with José Vouillamoz • Soirées Reine Sammut at the Café de Certoux • How to cook fish? by Michel Goy • Christophe Rod of the Restaurant de la Roseraie in Yvorne • The sweet wines of the Loire • Vertical of Pouilly•Fuissé by Guffens • Profiterolles, soufflés and tarts • Horizontal of Châteauneuf•du•Pape 2000 • Analysis of a terroir : Morey St•Denis • La Cuisine du Marché • Horizontale des Bordeaux 2000 • Great wines of Tuscany with Gianni Fabrizio • Wines of the Jura • Terroirs of Chablis • Hispanic evening • Discovery of the great wines of the Médoc • Vintage Port 2000 • Birth of a great wine, the cuvée Jean Gautreau • Ode to the genache with Stéphane Derenoncourt • Image of the Italian cuisine with M. Paliuca • Cooking class with Olivier Martin


Horizontale Leroy 95 Grand Calon Ségur Clos Vougeot Jacquesson
Grange des Pères Gattinara par Antoniolo Horizons nouveaux: le saké! Verticale Syrah VV du Domaine Simon Maye