Switzerland has been a laggard for wine tourism, which has been successfully expanding in France and Italy for several years. France, for example, went from 7.5 million wine tourists in 2009 to more than 10 million in 2016 – with an increase of 40% more foreign tourists. Wineries everywhere are suffering from greater competition and […]
the blog: Wineries
The conference in Bramois offered an exciting moment because it’s the first time so many Divico disease-resistant wines have been tasted together, organized by single grape wines, blends, oaked, not oaked.
the blog: Food & dining
I love good food and I love uncomplicated, cozy meals, so the idea that a GaultMillau 17/20 chef in the middle of Geneva might think this is what his restaurant should serve was bound to appeal to me. Armel Bedouet has 17 points for the gastronomy restaurant l’Aparté, which has a mere 15 seats, and […]
the blog: Travels
Divinum was created by Morges wineries when Arvinis was obliged to leave the town due to major renovations and construction around the train station. It has managed to create a local feel but with enough other wineries to make it worth any winelover’s time.
the blog: Garden & nature
The Costa del Sol in Andalusia, Spain, is preparing for summer.
the blog: Uncork now
I saw just how good wines from Basel could be, during a two-day meeting 11-12 April in that city, with the Mémoire des Vins Suisses. Its newest winery member, Weingut Jauslin, impressed me by its overall quality.