I would never have discovered one particularly beautiful perch on an Alpine slope if it weren’t for Dr Henry Wuilloud. The exhibit “Les 1001 vies [the 1001 lives] du Docteur Wuilloud” at the Valais Wine Museum in Sierre/Salgesch runs for another month, until 30 November. It opened in March with a remarkable conference and tasting […]
Garden & nature
To brighten your day and remind you that the aromas and flavours we find in wines often become familiar to us first through our gardens: here are a few photos from my Swiss Alpine garden, at 1100 metres altitude, in late October. You might think I have enough squash, but when I stopped by the […]
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.[…]
The Costa del Sol in Andalusia, Spain, is preparing for summer.
Snow and ice storms, wild skies, daffodils trying to hold their heads up – and then suddenly 15C before dipping below freezing again. March 2019