GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – There’s a change at the top of Swiss Wine Promotion (SWP), the marketing arm of the country’s wine industry. Sébastien Fabbi, secretary general, has decided to leave as his three-year contract comes to an end, to pursue other professional interests, the organization announced in a press release. He is being replaced on […]
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Swiss Wine Promotion recently produced six videos on the six Swiss wine regions, and the organization has now posted them on YouTube, as well as on the group’s Twitter page. Fashion and fine art photographer/filmmaker Patricia von Ah made the films, with wine consultant and writer Chandra Kurt narrating in English. Note that the interviews […]
The Etoiles du Valais wine awards were handed out 4 December in Bern to the wineries judged the best in the canton in 2019, each for a wine that features the canton’s native son grape varieties. Vintages were 2018 except for Syrah, Cornalin and Heidi, which benefit from more time, and these awards were for […]
Bergli, an English language publisher in Basel, has two new books out that are relevant here: Gardens Switzerland and The Landscape of Swiss Wine. The first, about large public and private gardens, is a gem. The wine book has good points but is significantly flawed.[…]
In a series of blind-tastings of 9,200 wines over three days, by 350 judges, where no one knew the country of origin of any of the wines, Switzerland was the fifth most bemedalled country at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, a remarkable feat.