After more than a month of self-isolation a day suddenly arrived where we needed a bit of zing! in the evening. Fortuitously, a trial test to order farmer-to-consumer avocados from Spain turned out very well, the best of these I’ve ever had. And world-class asparagus from Saillon in Valais was suddenly available. Which added up […]
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Remember when we were watering the vines? Oh, for those warm, dry days of summer, early August, now that the first snow is falling in the Swiss Alps! I’ve been reviewing my notes for wines I enjoyed at two August events, to share some of my favourites with you. The August wine-tastings were part of […]
Right behind the Bains de Saillon, where I recently went swimming to kick off the annual spring fitness burst, is a farmer’s hut where I bought some tiny white asparagus. At home I cooked them in a fine risotto, and I was hooked: asparagus season was upon us. I went back to photograph some of […]
Wine education Switzerland hosts a number of educational classes, often with tastings, from schools and museums and various wine groups. They are a great way to learn more about the landscape of Swiss wines – the culture, history, heritage, geography and more. The 1001 lives of Dr Wuilloud Henry Wuilloud was the subject of an […]
Perfect pairing: liver and onions with Humagne Rouge, and for another night, Zurich Räuschling with Gruyère fondue.