Bigger harvest, good quality, lower consumption – stocks rise BERN, SWITZERLAND – The Swiss drank slightly less wine in 2011, with consumption down by 2.3 percent to 2.72 billion hectolitres, a reverse after 2010’s increase of 3.2 percent. Consumption has remained relatively stable overall, fluctuating between 2.07 and 2.86 for the past 10 years. But […]
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Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Swiss wine producers at the opening today of Arvinis in Morges will be smiling, with the government announcing Tuesday the first upturn in wine consumption in several years (search for “l’année viticole 2007”). Figures for 2007 show a 3.6% overall increase in wine consumed, but with a rise of 5.7% for […]
Special measures post-2011 large harvest BERN, SWITZERLAND – Swiss wines, in particular white wines, are suddenly all the rage at home, with total wine consumption for Switzerland rising in 2013 by some 10 percent, most of that due to higher consumption of Swiss wines. Sales and consumption of foreign wines fell by 4 million litres. […]
Note: I visited Vancouver and toured wineries in western Canada in September 2019 and planned to publish this article in early 2020, to inspire wine-lovers who might be considering a Canadian tour this year. Part-way through the writing, Covid-19 suddenly appeared, and the idea of travel in 2020 became increasingly improbable. It’s taken me two […]
In a series of blind-tastings of 9,200 wines over three days, by 350 judges, where no one knew the country of origin of any of the wines, Switzerland was the fifth most bemedalled country at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, a remarkable feat.