It’s finally happening: the long-planned and anticipated Fête des Vignerons in Vevey, that once a generation event. It is well underway – crowds are big, security is good, the best vignerons-tacherons (the festival is centred around them) have been crowned, Vevey is abuzz with things to do and see, wine tasting is happening everywhere, and […]
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Vevey artisan food (folk) market
Find inspired chefs and local food artisans in the annual Vevey food markets.
The largest folk markets of the country welcome thousands of visitors each year.
From wine-makers to goose-breeders and yodelers, a great way to spend the day.
Swiss wines tasted in August: my top picks
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 […]
Wine judges: bashers and king-makers not wanted
Little Aigle, Switzerland was the scene of 9,200 wine judgements, 2-5 May. Wineries shipped their wares to this town in canton Vaud from around the world, hoping they would be noticed and found to be beautiful at the itinerant Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. The results come out 13 May. As one of the judges, I’m […]
Wine tastings: how & where we learn about wine
I learn about wine in four main ways, or places: the first and most important is with meals, at home or dining out, because wine is at its showy or discreet best when paired well with food and enjoyed because you’re relaxing. To learn here, you need to pay attention, though, and sometimes we drink […]