Special offer! First 15 subscribers to Ellen’s Wine World will receive half-price entry tickets to Arvinis subscribe now MORGES, SWITZERLAND – There are still places for the tasting session I’ll be leading Friday 4 April at the Arvinis wine fair, “Sensory pleasure of Swiss reds”. The CHF65 class fee covers your entry (CHF30). You’ll have […]
Archives for March 2014
Weinseller Guide des Vins 2014 by wine writer and consultant Chandra Kurt has been a hugely popular success in German-speaking Switzerland for a number of years, and now she’s brought out a French language version. CHF32, 284 pages. Available from publisher Werd & Weber or from the author. The book is a review of 575 […]
Time for an ode to my adopted home country’s wine LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Chasselas-bashing and ardent defenses are suddenly fashionable in Swiss wine circles, puzzling to any outsiders who’ve fallen in love with the eponymous Vaudois white wine. The wine is also widely made in Geneva and, under the name fendant, in canton Valais. Think […]
One of the best ways to learn about grape growing and winemaking is to watch it happen. An ongoing series of Swiss wine videos.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Little brown pouches are appearing on vineyards in Switzerland at the moment, a reminder of the ongoing greening of the wine grape business. Switzerland remains a world leader in the use of pheromones instead of insecticides, an ecological solution to pests in vineyards. The system is based on large-scale diffusion in vineyards […]