Vineyards the length of the upper Rhone in Valais were treated to a gentle snowfall Monday.
When I travel, I drink wine. In fact, I usually organize my travels around learning about it because wine isn't a beverage, it's a culture.
Be a tourist in Swiss vineyards in the winter! You’ll see the true landscape of Swiss wine: extraordinary geography and human hands meet, a continuation of a culture that reaches far back in time.
Blame climate change, young people leading busy urban lives and our capricious natures. Whatever the reasons, Spain’s Rioja region is diversifying, and this week I was invited to sample new and old red wines that demonstrate this. The result was cheering, with a good mix of wines, some of which make me want to head […]
Swiss cantons have official designations in German, French, Italian and English. Note that the English name is not “The Valais”, but Valais, with English usage clearly defined by the Swiss Confederation’s official style guide.
The French Jura is just over the border for many of us in western Switzerland, but it is possibly one of the French wine regions we know the least. Wink Lorch, a British wine teacher and writer, began exploring it at the start of this century while she was spending part of every year in […]