BASEL, SWITZERLAND – The Rhine river was closed to traffic above Basel Monday as the river rose above its navigable limit of 7m90. The closure also affected the popular small ferries that serve as a form of public transport between the two banks of the Rhine in the city centre. The river was closed to […]
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Pirmin Umbricht runs the family winery in Aargau; his younger brother runs the thriving family fresh vegetable shop and delivery business. The pair, in their early 30’s, are popular restaurant suppliers.
This is a wonderful book that gathers up several scientific threads from several fields and makes them accessible to a lay public. The subject: how geology has formed the landscape that gave birth to Swiss vineyards and thus Swiss wines and the impact of all of this on contemporary wines.
I spent a happy Saturday in February tasting some very good Spanish wines in Zurich, at the Robert Parker Matter of Taste – the wines at the public tasting are all rated 90 or above, so it was a powerhouse kind of day. Most were from the north of Spain, with an exciting dash over […]
It’s hard to stay focused at a good wine fair. I went to Bern recently to visit Vinumrarum, an annual weekend wine fair for independent family wineries. I decided to focus on Petite Arvine wines. The more people who make this increasingly popular wine (Valais produced 1.9 million kg Arvine grapes in 2016, about 100,000 […]