“Street views” of high Alps and huts beckon trekkers ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – The first images are now online from a joint project by the Swiss Alpine Club, Google, My Switzerland (Swiss tourism office) and the Rhaetian Railways, showing magnificent views of the high Alps taken by the Google View Trekker. The Trekker is part of […]
Archives for September 2014
SIERRE, SWITZERLAND – The winners of the top awards for the Mondial des Pinots wine competition will be named 5 September, but the winners of the special prizes are already known. The highest honour, a Great Gold medal, went to five wines: a French Pinot Noir, a German Pinot Gris and three Pinot Noir wines […]
BERN, SWITZERLAND – The Rouvinez winery in Sierre was awarded the Amag Family Business Award 2014 Friday 5 September in Bern, out of a field of 100 candidates, some of whom were pre-selected and the others nominated. It is the third such award for the prize, created in 2012 by the Amag Automobile company to […]
Dear visitors, I’ll post a bit more news tonight and information about upcoming events, but that’s then it until Monday, with a busy wine weekend ahead of me. The launch of my book, Vineglorious! Switzerland’s Wondrous Wines, will be Saturday 6 September from 16:00 to 18:00 at the Vinea wine fair in Sierre, a major […]
Here’s a fine moon I just posted on Ellen’s Garden World – the message applies equally to vineyards. Have you ever sat quietly in a vineyard late at night with a splendid moon in the sky?