GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / AMONG THE VINES – Swiss wine producers and Swiss restaurants have a treat in store for diners over the next 10 days, as the first-ever Swiss Wine Week gets underway. Diners can go to the web site and search for a restaurant using the map, where each dot represents a restaurant taking […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / AMONG THE VINES – You thought you could drink out of just any old wine glass, right? Wrong, and the world has now agreed on standards for wine glasses, ISO in Geneva says. Here’s the scoop: “The tasting glass consists of a cup (an “elongated egg”) supported by a stem resting on […]
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND / AMONG THE VINES – Féchy is home to the best 2012 Chasselas wine in canton Vaud, generally considered the birthplace of the grape variety so closely tied to the image of Swiss wines. Pierre-Louis Molliez & Fils won the top award at the wine competition Sélection des Lauriers de Platine” held 21 […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / AMONG THE VINES – The 2014 Michelin red guide for Suisse/Schweiz is published Wednesday 21 November. This year’s guide shows a remarkable 110 stars given to Swiss restaurants, a 10 percent increase in the number compared to a year earlier. Two restaurants have three stars, out of just over 100 three-star restaurants […]
Socialogist Gabriel Bender, author of several books on wine and society, talks about how wine traditionally accompanies all stages of our lives, from the celebration of a birth to the bottle emptied to mark a death (free, French). Part of a conference series at the Valais Vine and Wine Museum, Sierre, which will open after the talk to visit the Oswald Ruppen photo exhibit.