It’s high season for pruning vines in Switzerland, the job grape growers say determines whether or not they will have the best possible grapes. I spent a chilly afternoon learning to prune vines.
Garden & nature
Vineyards the length of the upper Rhone in Valais were treated to a gentle snowfall Monday.
Quickly stir-fried, sage leaves make a fun snack with a glass of well-chilled Valais Fendant, or you might try a Muscat, Païen or powerful Petite Arvine for stronger aromas.
The impact of the lunar eclipse on my glass of wine was zero because I was wisely sipping hot lemon and ginger tea at 4:30 this morning, a chilly wind rustling the nearby palm trees loudly. I had slept for 4 hours, then woke up to see if the moon show was worth my time. […]
There is a lot going on – far too much to list everything – in our little Swiss wine world. I’m having to say no to a trip to Zurich for the mega event, Expovina, which opens today. Too much going on, but I would go if I could, and so should you. Meanwhile, closer […]