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 […]
Archives for March 2019
Barolo’s wild little sidekick
The GD Vajra winery was one of the first in Barolo to be interested in organic, in 1972. Today they produce elegant wines from Nebbiolo – and one startling wild one from Freisa grapes.
Uncork now, 22 March – Ticino wines
My two wine picks this week were sampled at the Ticinowine Festival in Lausanne. You’ll find more details about them in the text that follows. Castello di Cantone Riserva 2016, Merlot, about CHF72 and Cantina Pelossi Agra Merlot Riserva 2016, CHF37. Ticinowine Festival showcases change Ticino has so much going for it. The sensuality of […]
Andalusian shoreline, solstice moons: photo gallery
The Costa del Sol in Andalusia, Spain, is preparing for summer.
Commenting on Washington Post article on Swiss wines
The Washington Post carries an article about Swiss wine, which is nicely written and some good wines are listed, plus it draws the attention of a wider audience to Swiss wines, all to the good. It also has all the usual clichés (chocolate, cheese, tiny number exported, etc.) that you get when a writer helicopters […]