Goron was one of the first wines I encountered in Switzerland, in a little village café in Vaud 30 years ago: a little “3 deci” glass pitcher of a very basic wine from “abroad”, meaning from Valais, the neighbouring canton. I wasn’t particularly impressed by the wine, but the quaintness of the place and this […]
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Seed dreams of bigger things Few wine grape seeds make it this far on the vine. They go down with the bulk of the bunches at harvest time, or they are tipped out by the weather if they are part of overlooked grapes. This vineyard in St Livre, near Aubonne in canton Vaud, is protected […]
The conference in Bramois offered an exciting moment because it’s the first time so many Divico disease-resistant wines have been tasted together, organized by single grape wines, blends, oaked, not oaked.
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 […]
A glass of wine is of course much more than its contents. It’s a place, its geography and geology, its history, its people. When you visit a small winery, you have a chance to hear about this. Last weekend I went to Colline de Daval in Sierre to learn a bit about distilling, of which […]