In Vino Veritas: Virtual Wine Tasting, COVID-19 & the Restaurant Business

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Virtual - (UTC +1)
Virtual - (UTC 1), Switzerland

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Contact: Mark Brownell ('02)
Organizer: Switzerland


Event Description


Join us for a new series of virtual discussions (In Vino Veritas) that will combine wine discoveries with the real stories of alumni and the impact of COVID-19 on their various industries.

First up is Mark Brownell ('02) co-founder of Eat Me Restaurants with locations in Lausanne and Geneva. Mark will share his story about the effect the COVID pandemic has had on his restaurants as well as his perspective on the industry across Switzerland. Mark will be interviewed by fellow alum Steve Smith ('96).

During this informal discussion, Mark will conduct a wine tasting so you can discover some great wines while hearing his story. Mark has selected 3 exceptional Italian wines from small estates that he loves in Puglia, Tuscany, and Marche. He has worked with his partners at to create a special package for this exclusive UCLA Anderson event, featuring three full bottles of wine for CHF 73; shipping is free with code.

Registration for this event is free, however you must register in order to receive the zoom link.

If you would like to purchase the wines to participate in the wine tasting portion of the program, please visit this site: Enter the code for free delivery: FREEUCLA

While the wine tasting is not mandatory, it will certainly add to your enjoyment of the event!


  • In order to ensure timely delivery, wine orders must be received by March 3
  • Shipping is limited to locations within Switzerland
  • If you do not live in Switzerland, please contact Mark Brownell for suggestions on obtaining the wines locally

This event is open to all UCLA alumni; when registering, please select "Others."