Once a year the Mémoire des Vins Suisses group invites the public to a tasting session where wineries present three vintages of their wine. It’s a don’t-miss event.
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Tradition is a hot word in wine marketing right now, one that reassures consumers – and yet few of us who are on the buying end of the sales chain question what it means, I think. If you have been making wine the same way for 50 years, does that make your wine traditional? 100 years? Or what […]
LOCARNO, SWITZERLAND – Thursday evening I gave a talk to a sellout crowd at the Anglo-Swiss Club in Locarno on unusual and rare Swiss grape varieties. We then tasted five of these wines. Here are some brief notes on the wines, with contact information for the wineries. All of these wines are produced in limited […]
I’m about to start a series of reports here on older vintage Swiss wines. I’ve hesitated because of a niggling question: why should the public care about them? What’s the big deal, as far as drinkers are concerned? First, some key dates if you want to taste vintage wines: Two excellent ways to enjoy and […]
BERN, SWITZERLAND – Charles Bonvin, one of the oldest wineries in canton Valais, and a family enterprise, was named the Swiss Winery of the Year Tuesday 21 October at a gala event in Bern. The title was awarded along with gold and silver medals and special prizes at a gala event for the Grand Prix […]