The dry autumn may be hard on our gardens, but you won’t hear grapegrowers and winemakers in Switzerland complaining: 2009 was being praised in early September as a great year for wine, and that was while everyone was still hoping the sunshine would hold out during the grape harvest. It has, making the grape-picking a hot and sweaty business, but the customers will certainly appreciate it later, for every 2009 bottle of Swiss wine will be filled to the brim with sunshine.
“Among the vines”, your Swiss wine blog, is back with this post after a three-month unplanned pause. I’ve had a break from writing here due in part to a son’s early arrival home from a motorcycle trip abroad, with a broken leg. It’s due in part, as well, to GenevaLunch’s very strong growth in recent months, and the related need to make a change to the basic business model. As the publisher, the bulk of that work has fallen on me.
I haven’t, however, stopped tasting, visiting and talking to winemakers and in coming days you’ll start to see appearing here a wealth of information about Swiss wines in particular and wine in general, as viewed by one of Swiss wines’ foremost fans!