This was made in 2009 by Swissinfo, but it remains a good video about Heida and Visperterminen. Since then, there have been some exciting developments at the St Jodern Kellerei, but this gives you good background.
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Provins is Switzerland’s largest winery, a regular winner of medals at various competitions – in addition, it is the largest winery and a cooperative in the largest wine-producing region of Valais – so what it does matters. Last week, 25 May, it took restaurateurs, major clients and wine writers into four of its vineyards to […]
People have been telling me that 2017 was a very good year for most Swiss wines and last night I rushed around (not ideal, but …leave yourself more time than I did) tasting some of them at Arvinis in Montreux. They were consistently good, complex and fresh and very promising. Keep in mind that most […]
What do rare wines from old and new grapes taste like, and should we love them? See also: The strange world of rare grapes Discovery wines Serge Heymoz of Cave les Sentes sums up my feeling for many of the old varieties I’ve tasted, when he speaks of Rèze, a wine that has been around […]
Impossible vineyards. Impossible to stand in the middle of Fully’s dramatic Combe d’Enfer in Fully, across the Rhone river from Martigny, and not be awestruck. There are higher vineyards in Switzerland and in the world, there are possibly steeper ones, there are wilder ones. My own home is higher than this. But the name gives […]